In the story,Kyra Latimer loses her husband early on to a freak accident. She is numb with depression, and can't imagine how she will move on beyond her grief.
Everything quickly changes though from there, when a young woman appears. She has a small abused boy in tow with her. And she claims that Kyra gave her up for adoption 16 years ago, and that Jesse is her grandson. Kyra, knowing this is not true, yet sees the boy's obvious neglect, agrees to keep Jesse.
As it turns out after adopting Jesse, Kyra finds he is no ordinary child. He becomes quite ill suddenly, and the problem he faces is the worst news possible. Kyra is then forced to face a very hard choice, and that is whether or not she should honor the life-or-death decision on her son.
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On the day of Kyra's husband's funeral, a young woman claiming to be the daughter she gave up for adoption twenty years before shows up with her little boy. Believing Kyra is the boy's grandmother, she insists on leaving Jesse with her. Knowing she cannot be related to this woman or her child, Kyra nevertheless takes the boy and a powerful relationship develops between them. When Jesse becomes seriously ill, both Kyra and the boy are forced to make exceedingly difficult decisions.
This report prepared by Charlotte Vale Allen