This book is a bit of an oldie in the Kristen Hannah collection. But The Things We Do For Love is quite heartwarming and golden. Her characters have deep souls and there are a lot of issues that are discussed and handled well.
Angie's divorced and heartbroken in regards to conceiving a child. She returns to the Pacific Northwest and takes over her family's restaurant. She's on the business side of things, clashes with her mother and sisters, and there's plenty of drama as she pulls them into a "current" world.
Lauren, seventeen years old and smart/talented, is abandoned by her mother, and becomes a mother after one "hot" night. Angie's actions have far reaching repercussions for all worlds.
cover blurb - Together, these two women - one who longs for a child, and the other who longs for a mother's love - will be tested in ways that neither could have imagined.
Hannah pulls this book together and I was very satisfied with the outcome. It's not neat or pretty, but neither is life. Super good read .