Modern medicine can replace worn, defective hearts, but only love can heal a broken one...
Broken-hearted teacher Rachel Thompson isn't sure volunteering at Camp Firefly Wishes, a special summer camp for transplant kids and their families, will help her put the pieces of her life back together.
Overprotective single dad James McClain just wants his eight-year-old, Molly, to have a normal summer experience for the first time. Within reason, of course.
Molly knows her dad worries about her all the time. She worries about him, too. What he needs is someone else to think about. Someone else to be there for him, just in case her transplanted heart goes bad.
Take a determined eight-year-old matchmaker, add moonlight, fireflies, and heartfelt wishes, and odds are a summer romance is in the making.
But summer always ends, fireflies fade, and Rachel's already lost one child. How can she give her barely-patched-together heart to this man and his medically-fragile daughter?
With over a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, award-winning author Susan Gable is known for her ability to weave realistic characters and powerful emotions, to make readers both laugh and cry.
"From grief to joy to romance, Susan Gable's Firefly Wishes (The Mommy Plan) (4.5 Stars) is like a quilt—each patch stitched tenderly together, creating a fulfilling story. One scene especially will touch reader's hearts." - 4.5 stars, Top Pick, Pamela Cohen, Romantic Times BookClub Magazine
This book finaled in the prestigious Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart contest.
Though first in a series of related books, this book STANDS ALONE as a complete story.
Occasional swear words and onscreen love scenes. This book was originally published under the title The Mommy Plan.
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Caution: This book is both heart-wrenching and heart-warming. Rachel has hit the lowest point in her life after losing her son and her marriage, and has been coerced into spending two weeks at a summer camp for families of children with organ transplants. She still hasn't come to terms with her son's death, let alone the fact that donating his organs meant other children could live. But she has to attend this camp, or her job as a school teacher is in jeopardy. James is still very overprotective of his daughter, Molly, even though she's thriving after her recent heart transplant. He hopes their time at Camp Firefly Wishes will give her a fun and (relatively) carefree childhood experience. James and Rachel hit it off right away, but there are complications aplenty as they each navigate their separate parenting experiences as well as the demands of their current situation. Rachel had the furthest to go in her personal journey, but I enjoyed watching James learn to live again for himself, not just for his daughter. This is a beautiful romance that also drives home the importance of family and the tightrope of fear that parents face every day. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
A Tearjerker. A beautiful story, with a happy ending, about the heartbreak of losing a child and the highs and lows of organ transplants. Well worth reading. Warning don’t read this book when you have a cold it will make your headache worse! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This is a story that will touch your hearts . The author deals with the subject of organ transplants , the donor’s family and those you who receive the organ. For one set, in this case Rachel Thompson, the death of her little boy, might have given others a chance to live, but Daniel’s death has left Rachel a shell of her former self. How can a mother ever overcome such sorrow? For James McClain and his daughter Molly, a heart transplant has given them joy and a chance of having a healthy and long life. They meet at a camp for those that have received a transplant and their families. Rachel is there as the art teacher, and as an ultimatum from her boss. James, a psychologist, is intrigued by Rachel and the friendship develops into something very special. Something Molly is trying to encourage , since she wants a Mom. It’s a thought provoking story that is at times sweet, at others heartbreaking but also heartwarming. A chance to heal, new beginnings and hope. Another winner by this talented author. I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.