March 12, 2012

BOOK OF THE MONTH: THE SECOND TIME WE MET

  
Who am I? 
Where do I come from? 
Who are my parents--my real parents?


These are questions we ask ourselves at one point or other.  These questions are especially important to adopted children of all ages.  And such a question is at the heart of Leila Cobo's latest novel, THE SECOND TIME WE MET.


Book Summary:   Adored and nurtured by his adoptive parents in California, Asher Stone has moved effortlessly through a nearly perfect life. He is on the verge of a professional soccer career-when a car accident throws his future into doubt. Suddenly, Asher begins to wonder about his past, and about the girl who gave him up for adoption in Colombia two decades ago. And so begins his search for a woman named Rita Ortiz.

From the teeming streets of Bogota to a tiny orphanage tucked into a hillside, Asher untangles the mystery of Rita’s identity, her abrupt disappearance from her home, and the winding journey that followed. But as Asher comes closer to finding Rita, his own parents are faced with fears and doubts. And Rita must soon make her own momentous choice: stay hidden in her hard-earned new life, or meet the secret son who will bring painful memories-or the promise of a new beginning….


This is a fast read.  Let us know what you think of Rita's tough choices and Asher's emotioinal quest.