When Robert Adler and Meredith Conrad fall in love, all that is left for them to do is prepare to live a fairy-tale life. With the blessing of their second child, a son named Michael, everything they have always dreamed of begins to become a reality. But his autism diagnosis is something they never anticipated. The struggle they face after the diagnosis puts a strain on their family that begins to tear them apart. Years later, Michael begins high school, and the true love his older sister Ann Marie finds there helps bring her insight and appreciation of Michael’s unique gifts and identity. It might be just what is needed to put their family back together.
My Rating: 4/5
This book was sent to me for review from the author. Her Goodreads page can be found here.
This is not the type of book that I would usually find myself reading. However, once I read the synopsis I knew I had to read it.
This book goes very in depth into the life of a family with an autistic child. It shows how important family values are.
The book starts with Robert and Meredith meeting and I really liked the chemistry between them.
Michael was such an intriguing character. Sure he was frustrating at times but overall you couldn't help but fall in love with him.
Apart from Michael, Ann Marie was my favourite character. She was very mature and her relationship with Michael was something that her parents should have been trying.
There wasn't much depth plot-wise but as this is such a character driven novel I was able to overlook that.