The Comfort of Lies
By Randy Susan Meyers
DB 76327, Available as BARD Download
Five years ago Tia had an affair with Nathan and gave up their baby for adoption by Caroline and Peter. Now Nathan's wife Juliette learns about the child, and Tia, who never forgot Nathan, wants him back, opening old wounds. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.
The Comfort of Lies
A Creed in Stone Creek
By Linda Lael Miller
DB 72831, LT 11916, Available as BARD Download
After the deaths of his friends Zack and Jillie, attorney Steven Creed adopts their five-year-old son Matt and moves to a fixer-upper ranch in Arizona. Steven and Matt become smitten with prosecutor Melissa O'Ballivan, but work conflicts threaten the growing romance. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.
By C. J. Box
DB 81105, BR 22270, Available as BARD Download
When Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's adopted daughter April is found severely battered and unconscious in a ditch, he immediately suspects Dallas Cates--April's rodeo-cowboy boyfriend. As April's condition remains critical, Mrs. Cates begins an intense campaign to protect her son. Violence and some strong language. 2015.
By Thrity N. Umrigar
DB 89935, LT 23186, Available as BARD Download
When his mother is sent to prison, young Anton is adopted by successful judge David Coleman and his wife. Anton lives a life of privilege, but then he learns the lengths that David went to in order to keep Anton's mother from regaining custody. Strong language. 2017.
Far from the Tree
By Robin Benway
DB 89587, Available as BARD Download
While struggling with the emotional challenges of giving up her newborn for adoption, sixteen-year-old Grace begins her own search for her birth mother. Instead, she finds she has two siblings--Maya, her chatterbox younger sister, and Joaquin, her stoic older brother. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.
A Gate at the Stairs
By Lorrie Moore
DB 69697, Available as BARD Download
Naive college student Tassie is a nanny for Sarah and Edward, who are trying to adopt their biracial foster child. During the school year Tassie struggles with her job, falls for a Brazilian classmate, encounters racism, and endures a family tragedy. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.
By Benjamin Ludwig
DB 88585, BR 22202, LT 22015, Available as BARD Download
Ginny is an autistic fourteen-year-old who has been adopted after years in foster care. Her fragile new life is threatened, however, when her obsessive need to get her Baby Doll back brings her dangerous birth mother into her life again. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.
The Girl from the Train
By Irma Joubert
DB 87613, LT 21530, Available as BARD Download
1944. Six-year-old Gretl escapes from a transport train taking her family to a concentration camp. Minutes later, the train is destroyed by a bomb. Resistance fighter Jakób saves her only to send her to South Africa. Gretl must balance faith traditions. Translated from the original 2007 Afrikaans edition. Some violence. 2015.
The Heart's Invisible Furies
By John Boyne
DB 88830, LT 22679, Available as BARD Download
An Irishman reflects on his life. Born to an unwed country girl, Cyril is adopted by a wealthy couple from Dublin. His humble beginnings and his sexuality make it difficult for Cyril as he grows older, and he is always looking for his place in the world. 2017.