Mara's Baby by Don Marple
A teen girl's sudden disappearance and her reasons for it lead to a man's unexpected search for answers—and closure—twenty years later. Mara's Baby is a story of love, disappointment, and redemption, and of family secrets that affect lives and relationships. It is a surprising, heartwarming tale that at times will have you on the edge of your seat.
Doctor Don Marple is a retired business executive and a former Army Reserve officer and graduate school instructor. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, the visual artist Nancy Marple. They have three grown children. Mara's Baby is his first novel.