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Would you raise your sister’s child? What about the child of the person you hate most in the world? When those two people are one in the same, then what?
When Sophie Blackwood gets a call in the middle of night that her sister, Jasmine, and brother-in-law, Alex, are dead, she finds she is utterly indifferent. The sisters had been on the outs for well over twenty years.
Sophie spent her entire childhood in her older sister’s shadow. Growing up, Jasmine got everything she ever wanted—not because she deserved it—but because she was the loudest voice in the room. Jasmine was loved while Sophie was forgotten. Sophie hated her for it then, and still does today.
But, in a cruel twist, Sophie learns at the reading of her sister’s will that she has been named her niece Madeline’s guardian. Her sister’s request leaves Sophie reeling. Why on earth would Jasmine leave Madeline in her care? It makes no sense…or does it?
Jackson Price is a successful songwriter who paid his fair share of dues. A decade ago, while rambling through the Pacific Northwest, he had a fling with the vibrant Jasmine Blackwood. As fun as Jasmine was, it was her little sister Sophie who captured Jackson’s thoughts—and became the inspiration for his first hit song.
He attends Jasmine’s funeral, praying it might be a chance to see Sophie again. But even as he reconnects with Sophie, he also meets Madeline and is drawn to the fantasy of an instant family—the wife and daughter he’s always dreamed of having. Even so, he can’t ignore how familiar it all is to him.
OUR UNFINISHED BUSINESS explores the questions: How do you define the word family? What if the right thing to do isn’t the right thing for you to do? And how do you allow yourself to love again when all you’ve ever experienced is hurt and betrayal?