What a powerful surprise this book proved to be.
Kate is suddenly jobless...her employer closes down, leaving his employees jobless and somewhat reeling in spite of the paltry severance pay.
Into this upheaval Kate meets Jenny and her one armed doll named Miranda. Jenny is a shy child living across the hall from Kate, and in need of a good bath, or so she thinks.
Through many quirks of fate...(and no...I don't do spoilers, so will not enumerate them here)...Kate ends up giving sanctuary to the child, setting off many events that left me on the edge of my seat with a heart so deeply involved in the story I felt all the emotions you can imagine. You end up cheering, gasping, angry, terrified, and ultimately...dazed with a deep seated sense of awe.
This book gives you growth of spirit, heart, soul, and wisdom. Four people...not one, or the usual two...NO...FOUR PEOPLE will grow...some glaringly so...some...Dear God, but you hope so.
I HAVE to give KATE AND THE KID
FIVE STARS for the riveting tale Anne Rothman-Hicks and her collaborator Kenneth Hicks have given us.
WELL DONE YOU TWO...I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE!