Sunday, November 27, 2016

When I Found You

When I Found You
by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Genre: Fiction

Synopsis: Nathan McCann though he didn't want a family.  But when he finds an abandoned newborn in the woods, he feels an inexplicable bond with the boy and tarts to make plans to raise the child as his own-until the baby's grandmother steps forward to claim him.  Nathan makes a request of her, though: to one day bring the boy to meet his rescuer.

Fifteen years later, the widowered Nathan gets his wish when the boy and his grandmother show up on his doorstep.  Named Nat and now an angry teenager with a criminal record, the boy is once again in need of rescuing.  Nathan takes Nat in, swearing to never abandon him, Nathan believes that with love and patience anyone can change.  And he just might be right.
from the back of the book

Review:  The premise behind this book was captivating.  A man finds a baby in the woods and feels an instant connection and wants to remain in the child's life forever.  A boy grows up in a lovless home and rebels against his grandmother.  The grandmother figures that the man can help the boy and he does.  Nathan is a saint, never loses his patience, and always has the answers.  He was a little too good to be true.  He also seemed emotionless.  There were emotions from Nat but not from Nathan.  I wanted more from the book.  The story moved weaved in and out of Nat's and Nathan's lives for many years and we really get to see how their relationship grows and changes.  It was a very heartwarming story.

Rating: 3.5 stars

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