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A Time to Give

Book 1, About the Baby

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What does an unexpected baby bring? A marriage of convenience? A reconciliation? A rejection like no other? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay delivers an emotional series, About the Baby, filled with sizzling romance, heartfelt pregnancy and baby scenes, and a unique look at the healing power of forgiveness.
In a TIME TO GIVE, Ben Cassidy has lost everything. A former CEO of a company he built and benefactor of a soup kitchen he started, he was tricked by an unethical vulture capitalist who cheated him out of everything. Ben hit the skids, but now is trying to get his act together. He allows himself to go to the soup kitchen as a guest once a week because it’s the single thing left of his accomplishments.
Emily is a volunteer at the soup kitchen and attracted to Ben from day one. But she suppresses her feelings because he’s a guest. For months, she keeps her distance but one night, when she gives him a ride home, they end up in bed together.
That one encounter changes everything between them until Ben learns two things: she’s the daughter of the man who destroyed him. And she’s also pregnant.
Follow these two people in their struggle to accept each other, their circumstances and the deep attraction they share. Poignant scenes involving all the characters reveal how difficult it is to repair broken promises and unrealized dreams.
If you like stories about secret babies, reunion of lost loves, and wounded heroes, follow the full series, which can be read in any order: A TIME TO GIVE, Book 1, JUST ONE NIGHT, Book 2, BE MY BABIES, Book 3.

*Originally published in 2005, this book has been revised, updated and modernized.

Reader praise:
“Writers like Kathryn Shay are the reason why I buy romances. She has the unique talent of inviting a reader to get lost in the pages of her stories. One of the things that always draws me to any Kathryn Shay's books is the fact that her characters always feel real.”
“The dynamic of Emily being torn between her father and husband gives depth to an already well-written love story.”
“A TIME TO GIVE has all the stuff of a delicious Christmas love story.”

Customer Reviews


A TIME TO GIVE by Kathryn Shay. You are drawn in from the beginning,
meeting Emily and Ben at a soup kitchen. She is a volunteer but he comes to eat. Cassidy Place the volunteers have a professional distance from the guests.For Emily she is intrigued with Ben wanting to know more about him, to get him to talk. Ben watched Emily like a hawk, her eyes fascinated him, she always drew more out of him, then he wanted to give. Ben, had been a self man,an investment went wrong, patent was held up.
How will Ben feel when he find out that the connection to what he lost is because of her father. Now her father was selling, Emily is up in arms about it, all those people without jobs, and he didn't care, the money is all he cares about.Keeping him in line, was the only reason she worked for her father.She gave up her dreams, because of him. Dreams with Ben, a night to connect, till photos are noticed Can the hurt, betrayal, they both are feeling be cleared. A powerful story, of emotions that two people have buried their self in. A great story for all to read and enjoy. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

Baby Book 1

Ben and Emily meet at a soup kitchen where Emily volunteers but Ben had begun. Emily is a wonderful person who is able to bring the best out in those around her. Will Emily be able to help Ben, her husband, find his true heart and bring the rest of her family together?

This is a wonderful book with so many layers. You experience all emotions throughout the story and through each character development. This is a not a light read but is a great, must read. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

I was given this book by the author for a fair and honest review.

Couldn't finish it

Barely got through the first few chapters, things are bot clearly defined. Characters need to be better introduced bc switching back and forth so much. It's so confusing.

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A Time to Give
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jan 19, 2017
  • Publisher: Ocean View Books
  • Seller: Mary C. Schaefer
  • Print Length: 250 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, About the Baby
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