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Laura O'Connell on Nature Vs Nuture and GIVEAWAY!

We have author of African Hearts, Laura O'Connell visiting today. And she'll also giveaway a kindle copy of her Web Of Lies!  to one commenter!

Over to Laura now ...


NATURE VERSUS NURTURE

What makes a child thrive and grow into the person they’re meant to be? That’s one of the themes of Web of Lies. Is the birth mother able to give her child the best possible start in life or is the adoptive mother who can’t give birth more able to nurture that child to maturity.

My heroine, Stephanie knows her limitations—she was caring for her Aunt Sonia who refused to go into care, while Lachlan, her boyfriend, migrated to the United States of America where he had an accident that left him in a coma for eleven months. Alone and afraid, Stephanie made decisions she wished she didn’t have to make.

Aunt Sonia, and Ellen and David Hunt pressured the young couple into giving their baby, Ryan, up for adoption. Stephanie had no choice but to bow to their demands.

Juno, in the 2007 movie of the same name, says, “I could like have this baby and give it to someone who totally needs it.” She knew the responsibility of caring for a child is a major commitment and she made a mature decision.

Some young people are able to handle the responsibility of raising a child and become excellent parents, but what happens when the birth mother is not ready to take up that responsibility. Who should make the decision about the child’s future? Juno was able to make her own decision about her baby, but Stephanie was coerced into a decision she didn’t want to make. When the parents are so young, who do you think should make the decision on a child’s future? Have you been in this situation yourself? What happened?

Romance Book Haven is giving a free copy of Web of Lies to a commenter.

About Laura O’Connell

Laura enjoys writing stories about second chances in love and life. She calls the Gold Coast home, however, her curious nature leads her on adventures to locations that surprise and inspire her. Laura has a passion for telling a good story set in places where she has lived and travelled.
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Book Blurb – Web of Lies

High school sweethearts, Stephanie and Lachlan are torn apart by circumstance, bad decisions and a web of lies, leaving an unknown future for their son, Ryan.

Eight years later they reconnect, but the time apart has changed them. The family had made decisions based on lies and deceit and now must find a way to either reveal the truth or find another option. On the surface, their arrangements seemed flawless, but dig deeper, and the people they thought they knew aren’t as they appear.

Lachlan and Stephanie are forced to confront the consequences of their actions and the entire family is compelled to reveal the truth, find forgiveness, and renew loving one another. But the hardest decision is still to come … where does Ryan live?

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One Lucky commenter will get a copy of Web Of Lies!

 

19 comments:

  1. I do think that the real mother should have been given some say in her child's future, even if it was just to give him away to a suitable adoptive parent. The story of having to give up a child for adoption is one of the saddest I can think of.

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    1. Hi Maria, I agree. The birth mother should have a say in her child's future. Giving a child up for adoption has to be one of the hardest things for a mother to do.

      Thanks for dropping by. I hope your Christmas is full of fun with your family and friends.

      Blessings, Laura

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    2. Welcome to Romance Book Haven, Laura!

      I do hope you will enjoy chatting with a ll my friends here!

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    3. Hi Maria!

      I agree with you, imagine a mother's heart wrenching decision to give up her child and then never to have a say in their lives.

      Thanks for coming by!

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    4. I am so very thankful to God that I never had to make a decision like that. I admire Laura's courage in writing about it. I don't think I could.

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  2. Go Laura! I love how you dig deep in your stories. Web of Lies sounds great.

    Happy Christmas Laura.

    Hi Nas!

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    1. Hi Denise, Thanks for dropping by. A very merry Christmas to you and your family, too.

      Blessings, Laura

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    2. Hi Denise,

      Thank you so much for coming by!

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  3. Web of Lies sounds fantastic. Good luck and happy holidays!

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    1. Hello, Christine, thanks for commenting. Thanks for your good wishes. I hope your Christmas is extra special, too.

      Blessings, Laura

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    2. Hi Christine!

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you too!

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  4. Being separated from your child for which ever reason is sad,yes I realize that sometimes the mother has not choice but to me it is all just too very sad.

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    1. Desere, when my first was born, he was rather ill and had to be separated from me for three days. I'm telling you, it nearly killed me. I couldn't bear the pain. Thank God it was only for three days. Even now, I can't bear to be away from my kid for even a night. The eldest is seventeen and in a year or so he'll be going off to college so I guess that will be a hard time....

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  5. I imagine it would be a difficult decision to give your child up for adoption. This is an interesting topic for a romance book!

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  6. Awwwww this sounds ever so sad! :-( Poor Stephanie and Lachlan! and I do hope I am pronouncing Lachlan correctly! (Lac-lan?!?!)! It's a difficult question isn't it?!?! My heart goes to Ryan!! Take care
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  7. This sounds like a very emotional read.

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  8. I've never been in this kind of situation (or known anyone who has) but it sounds like it involves very difficult decisions, whether the mother decides to give up the child or not.

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  9. Sounds like an intriguing, emotional read.

    Happy New Year!

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