Thank God for Gram, who has taken Naomi and her brother, Owen, to live with her when they are deserted by their mother. Gram is deeply understanding of Owen's struggles and gives love and compassion to both needy children. Then Mom returns with a boyfriend and a plan to take Naomi with her. Abandonment is the theme, and Gram is the strong, determined pillar who won't let her great-grandchildren lose themselves twice. Who can protect them, and where can the family turn for the good things the children so richly deserve? A custody battle is about to begin and with Gram on their side, the children travel to Mexico in search of their biological father. There they find their Mexican heritage and the layers of family tradition and character. Will they also find love? Ages 10-14 272 pages
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