Jennifer Handford “Daughters for a Time”
May 30th, 2012
As a young teenager, Helen Francis suffered simultaneous losses — her mother died, and her father walked out on Helen and her older sister Claire, who became Helen’s de facto mother and mentor.
And now Helen wants nothing more than to be a mother herself.
In Jennifer Handford‘s debut novel “Daughters for a Time,” Helen is now 35 and married — and unable to conceive. Finally coming to accept her circumstance, Helen and her husband adopt a baby from China.
And then comes word — Claire has cancer.
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