The Search Angel by Tish CohenThe Search Angel by Tish Cohen

The Search Angel

byTish Cohen

Paperback | June 4, 2013

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Bestselling author Tish Cohen returns with a story of one woman’s love for her child and the courage it gives her to face her biggest fear

As the owner of the upscale children’s boutique Pretty Baby, Eleanor Sweet is surrounded by gleaming strollers, organic cotton onesies and roundbellied expectant mothers. It’s a serene atmosphere of new beginnings—but for the graffiti-splattered record shop next door and Eleanor’s fierce desire for a baby of her own. Her wish is finally granted in the form of Sylvie, an orphaned baby en route from earthquake-stricken Baja California. But when Eleanor’s husband unexpectedly gets cold feet and backs out, her dream of adopting Sylvie is at risk.

Adopted herself, Eleanor has always been reluctant to search out her birth mother, afraid of what she might find. But she is determined to save the adoption and to give Sylvie the family she deserves. Eleanor hires Isabelle, a search angel, to find her birth mother. What Eleanor discovers about love and family isn’t what she expects, but it gives her a new understanding of what it means to be a mother.

Tish Cohen is the author ofInside Out Girl, aGlobe and Mailbestseller, andTown House, a regional finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book.Town Houseis currently in development as a feature film with Fox 2000, with Ridley Scott as producer. Cohen has also written three novels for younger readers --The Invisible R...
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Title:The Search AngelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443410829

ISBN - 13:9781443410823

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book same as her other's I love Tish Cohen's sense of humor, my favorite book of her's is Town House, I can picture these books made into movies. I can get lost in her books. I really enjoy reading Tish Cohen books
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The search angel Eleanor is about to adopt a baby girl when her marriage falls apart. Unable to have kids of her own, she becomes consumed with the adoption process, and her physician husband leaves. Herself an adoptee, Eleanor seeks to find her birth mother to prove to the adoption agency she does have a support network to help her.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The search angel Found hard to get started then couldn't put it dow
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The search angel The story kept my interest, but it ended too soon. I wasn't ready to give up the interest I'd developed in the different characters.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Warm & Fuzzy Read! Story Description: HarperCollins Publishers|May 27, 2013|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-1-44341-082-3 Bestselling author Tish Cohen returns with a story of one woman’s love for her child and the courage it gives her to face her biggest fear. As the owner of the upscale children’s boutique Pretty Baby, Eleanor Sweet is surrounded by gleaming strollers, organic cotton onesies and roundbellied expectant mothers. It’s a serene atmosphere of new beginnings –but for the graffiti-splattered record shop next door and Eleanor’s fierce desire for a baby of her own. Her wish is finally granted in the form of Sylvie, an orphaned baby en route from earthquake – stricken Baja California. But when Eleanor’s husband unexpectedly gets cold feet and backs out, her dream of adopting Sylvie is at risk. Adopted herself, Eleanor has always been reluctant to search out her birth mother, afraid of what she might find. But she is determined to save the adoption and give Sylvie the family she deserves. Eleanor hires Isabelle, a search angel, to find her birth mother. What Eleanor discovers about love and family isn’t what she expects, but it gives her a new understanding of what it means to be a mother. My Review: Eleanor Sweet and her emergency room physician husband, Jonathan are in the process of adopting Sylvie. A little baby left without a mother after a devastating earthquake in Baja California. The morning they are getting ready to hop into the taxi cab to head to the airport to pick up their baby girl, Jonathan backs out of the deal. By the time Eleanor finishes arguing with Jonathan the taxi has gone and they’re going to miss their plane. Jonathan decides this isn’t what he wants and he doesn’t just mean adopting a baby, he’s also not sure he wants the marriage anymore. He ends up moving out and leaves Eleanor on her own. Eleanor isn’t worried about supporting herself as she owns the best baby product store in the country called “Pretty Baby”, an upscale children’s boutique. She sells the most scrumptious children’s and baby things ever described and while reading I could picture the inside of that store in my mind’s eye, perfectly. After much thought and not willing to give up on her dream of becoming a mother, Eleanor hires a “Search Angel”, Isabelle, to help her find her own birth mother. Eleanor herself was adopted. Isabelle is a real character unto herself and you’ll get a million laughs at her quirkiness. The woman at the adoption agency, Nancy, has Eleanor attend some additional classes and has her fill out some extra paperwork now that she is adopting a single Mom rather than a family and all goes well. Isabelle begins the search for Eleanor’s birth mother but she doesn’t exactly find what she was expecting. I guess we all build up various scenarios in our minds about how things will go and how they will turn out and time and again we’re disappointed. At least it wasn’t a total bust for Eleanor. Although she was hoping to learn about families and love she was disappointed on that front but she did learn what it means to be a mother. The Search Angel was a beautiful, feel-good story that every woman should read. Whether you’re in the process of adopting, having your own children, or even not having any children at all, you should read this lovely story anyway. It’ll just make you feel good.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Search Angel Slow at first, then once I got into book, I couldn't put it down till I finished it.
Date published: 2013-07-12

Editorial Reviews

?In The Search Angel, Tish Cohen explores how the things one desires most are often linked inextricably to our pasts. Eleanor Sweet?s pursuit of adoption and the search for her own birth parents is told with compassion, humour, and intelligence?all the ingredients you look for in the best of books.?
? CATHERINE McKENZIE, author of HIDDEN

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