We Never Asked for Wings

3.81 based on 10295 ratings & 1496 reviews on Goodreads.com
Mantle

Publication date: 27.08.2015
ISBN: 9781447294528
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Everyone makes mistakes...
Letty was going to go places. She was going to be someone. Then she got pregnant, and her plans changed.
Now she's a single parent with two children she's convinced she can't care for, a dead-end job she's struggling to keep, a home in a half forgotten part of town, and no prospect of anything changing any time soon.
Determined to give her children a better future, she takes a decision that may change all their lives.
But perhaps she's not quite done making mistakes. And her son, Alex, may be about to make one of his own - because, sometimes, the biggest mistakes we make are when we're prepared to risk everything for those we love.

In the media

Deftly blends family conflict with reassurance: Wings is like Parenthood with class and immigration issues added for gravitas
People (Book of the Week)
Diffenbaugh delivers a heartwarming journey that mixes redemption and optimistic insight [and] confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers
Kirkus Reviews
This poignant story will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page. . . . Moving without being maudlin, this story avoids the stereotypes in its stark portrayal of mothers who just want the best for their children
RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)