My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Shandi Pierce believes in miracles. Heck, she’s the mother of a miracle: her brilliant three-year-old son Nathan, born to her while she was still a virgin. The story begins when Shandi, Nathan (Natty) and her best friend Walcott are on their way to Atlanta and pull over at a Circle K gas station. There, while Walcott waits outside, Shandi and Natty are held up by an erratic, bumbling gunman, and saved by a tall, blonde, handsome stranger with whom Shandi promptly falls in love. During the robbery, Shandi determines it’s time to discover who Natty’s father is and to stop treating his conception like it was a magical dream.
Joshilyn Jackson’s characters are complex and realistic, and she gives us friendship, family, grief, miracles and just enough science to explain everything. An enjoyable read.