• The Ones Who Matter Most
The Ones Who Matter Most Book Cover The Ones Who Matter Most
Rachael Herron
Women's fiction
New American Library
April 5, 2016
Paperback, Kindle

From the acclaimed author of Splinters of Light and Pack Up the Moon comes a beautiful novel about two very different women who are about to get a second chance at creating a family... After her husband dies unexpectedly, Abby Roberts comes across something startling: wedding photographs of him with another woman, along with pictures of a baby boy. Shocked, Abby does something utterly impulsive: She embarks on a journey to discover the family her husband apparently left behind. Even though money has been tight, single mom Fern Bailey has returned every monthly check her ex-husband has sent. Except this month, in place of a check, a perky woman with far too many questions appears on her doorstep. Unfortunately, her young son is so taken with Abby that Fern doesn't have the heart to send her away. What begins as one woman's search for truth becomes a deep bond forged between the unlikeliest of people, and the discovery that there are many ways to make a family--as long as you take care... CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

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Happiness is by choice, not by chance


I’ve yet to meet a person who has not experienced hardship, pain, suffering, or disappointment in their life.  It’s what a person does in difficult times that separates people into two groups.  When life gives you lemons






do you make lemonade






The Ones Who Matter Most is a beautiful story about the realization that the hard knocks of life do not have to define you and keep you from the love and happiness you desire.  Rachael Herron takes the lives of Fern Bailey, a single mom whose husband left her at the birth of their son, and Abby Roberts, a married young professional who desperately wants a baby only to find her husband had a vesectomy behind her back, and brings them together under the most unexpected circumstances.  Following the unexpected death of her husband, Abby discovers that he had an ex-wife and son.  Abby’s impetuous decision to seek out Fern and her son leads them all on a journey of reflection and healing which ultimately brings them to the point of realization that the most important people in our lives are not always the ones we expect.

I loved this story!! Not only do I give it five stars but I give ittwo thumbs up







and aheart






I’ve always had a strong opinion about certain types of books, but until I started writing reviews I never put much thought into why.  The Ones Who Matter Most helped me realize that I love characters who try to find the best in a situation and refuse to become a victim in life.  They realize that they, ultimately, have control of their outcomes, even if it’s not in the way that they imagined.  They don’t make excuses or expect others to fix their life for them. Abby and Fern both struggle with their lot in life and insecurities but, despite the ups and downs, work through them to obtain the happiness they both desired.  For me that was uplifting and left me in great spirits.

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You can find more on Rachael and her other works at www.rachaelherron.com, Facebook or Twitter.