Title: Feather's Last Dance
Author: Ginger Hanson
Rating: Four Siren Stones
Keywords: Sweetheart Rose
Page Count: 254
ISBN E-Book: 1-60154-728-5
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Faith Featherstone made two mistakes as a teen. First, she fell in love with Justin Worthington and ended up pregnant. Then, she ran with the wrong crowd and was arrested for shoplifting. Worried about ruining Justin’s life, she gives the baby to her older sister. Faith knows her son will have two loving parents, she will be a part of his life, and he will know his biological father because her sister is married to Justin’s brother. Her only request? Be named Matthew’s legal guardian in their will.
Five years later, her sister and brother-in-law disappear at sea. Now Faith has a second chance at being a mother, but fears her shameful past will cost her Matthew. If Justin is willing to go to court for custody of the boy he believes to be his nephew, what will he do when he discovers Matthew is his son?
I had a hard time with this story in the first fifty pages or so. I didn't feel connected to the characters very much. But alas, I'm glad I continued on, because afterward, the story really began to gather my interest and kept me reading.
The big surprise at the ending I never saw coming. There were scenes that made me laugh, and some that made me want to cry. Feather's Last Dance is a sweet contemporary story, with a hero and heroine from two different worlds, but come together despite the differences. Add a sweet five year old boy who will tug at your heart strings, and you get a perfect happily-ever-after.