Second Nature

Second Nature

A Love Story

Large Print - 2011
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Sicily Coyne was just thirteen when her face was disfigured and her firefighter father was killed in a school fire. Twelve years later, a young surgeon offers hope in the form of a revolutionary new surgery that may give Sicily back the grace and facial functions she lost.

Raised by an aunt who taught her to lead a normal life, and engaged to a wonderful man who knew her long before the accident, Sicily rejects the offer. She knows who she is, and so do the people who love her. But when a secret surfaces that shatters Sicily's carefully constructed world, she calls off the wedding and agrees to the radical procedure in order to begin a new life.

Her beauty restored virtually overnight, Sicily rushes toward life with open arms, seeking new experiences, adventures, and love. But she soon discovers that her new face carries with it risks that no one could have imagined. Confronting a moral and medical crisis that quickly becomes a matter of life and death, Sicily is surrounded by experts and loving family, but the choice that will transform her future - for better or for worse - is one she must make alone.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781611732030
Characteristics: 539 p. --


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ILoveStorytime May 01, 2014

Jodi Picoult read a like.

Jun 12, 2013

This would be a great book for a discussion group - lots of real-life issues. The author makes the main character someone you could relate to, even though her experiences are unique. Couldn't put it down, was sad to finish!

kelleypoole Feb 29, 2012

Great book - highly recommend!!

Jan 30, 2012

This is an incredibly good book!! Story line is unexpected and the whole story is so fulfillimg.
Great read!

Nov 03, 2011

I found this a bit difficult to keep my attention at times. Incredibly frustrating ending....

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