Free-spirited Chicago social worker Mia Rathbun and her boyfriend, Lars, have a good thing going—until Mia becomes pregnant. Suddenly she finds herself on her own facing single parenthood. When her estranged mother, Babs, shows up to help, things get dicey. Can mother and daughter reconcile—and discover how God can create beauty from ashes?
Every now and again I come across a book that is a pure treat! Stretch Marks is just that – humorous, poignant and honest to a fault. Kimberly Stuart’s writing is fresh, energetic and timely. Following the heartache of an unplanned pregnancy and the tension of a difficult mother/daughter relationship, Kimberly plumbs the emotion and conflict that results. Unique characters inhabit Mia’s neighbourhood and show their support with love and tenderness as she comes to terms with becoming a mother. A touch of romance and the joy of healed relationships, make Stretch Marks a delightful journey. I will certainly be looking for Kimberly’s backlist.