Custody: A Novel
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A secret in a woman's past returns to change her life forever in this riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Now available for the first time as an eBook! Ambitious, brilliant, and engaged to a wonderful guy, Kelly MacLeod feels like her dreams are coming true when she lands a prestigious appointment as a judge in the Massachusetts Family Court. A passionate advocate on behalf of children of divorce, she can at long last put her fierce intellect to good use in the courtroom. But a chance meeting with a charismatic man forever changes Kelly's life. Randall Madison is a successful doctor locked in a custody battle with his soon-to-be ex-wife. The two are soon swept into a passionate affair. But then Kelly realizes that a secret ties her inextricably to Randall's case, and she finds herself torn between her moral judgment and her deepest desires. Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer's upcoming novel Nantucket Sisters! Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer "The queen of beach books."—The Star-Ledger "Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide."—Elin Hilderbrand "Thayer's gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating."Houston Chronicle "One of my favorite writers."—Susan Wiggs "Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families."The Miami Herald "Thayer's sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace."—Dorothea Benton Frank
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Ambitious, brilliant, and engaged to a wonderful guy, Kelly MacLeod feels like her dreams are coming true when she lands a prestigious appointment as a judge in the Massachusetts Family Court. A passionate advocate on behalf of children of divorce, she can at long last put her fierce intellect to good use in the courtroom.

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"One of my favorite writers."—Susan Wiggs

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But a chance meeting with a charismatic man forever changes Kelly's life. Randall Madison is a successful doctor locked in a custody battle with his soon-to-be ex-wife. The two are soon swept into a passionate affair. But then Kelly realizes that a secret ties her inextricably to Randall's case, and she finds herself torn between her moral judgment and her deepest desires.

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