Joanna Trollope's new book deals with a subject of which I've had some experience. I'm a birth mother who's daughter found me 10 years ago. Having read five or six of Trollope's novels, I was interested to see how she would handle this topic. She's done the research. The adoption triad is complex and Trollope recognizes this. Cora and Carole's reactions to being found and meeting their children rang true for me.
The story lost power when it shifted back and forth to Steve's office staff. These people weren't interesting and were an annoying distraction from the main topic.
Those readers who have an interest in, or are involved in, the adoption triad may find this a good read. It's not hard to relate to each member's postion. Trollope has succeeded in showing adoption and the adoption reunion in a realistic way.