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Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

Created: 12/26/15

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Posted Dec. 26, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

Did you have any guesses as to who the father of Neva's baby was? Were you surprised when he was finally revealed?


Posted Jan. 01, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
angelaj

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

I certainly was. The way the story was going, I assumed it was the doctor since he and Neva were both acting guilty about the baby. The actual father was such a minute character, I forgot all about him. It did make for an interesting story line though.


Posted Jan. 01, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
deeh

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

Yes, I was surprised. I was almost sure that Sean was the father.


Posted Jan. 01, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Maggie

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

Yes I was extremely surprised he did not even cross my mind. At first I had no ideas then believed it was Sean.


Posted Jan. 01, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
elainew

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

Yes I was surprised when Neva named the father of her child, I also thought it was the weakest part of the story. It didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the story.


Posted Jan. 01, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
laurap

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

Not after the character of Mark was introduced, and his relationship with Neva was explained. He then became one of a list of (two) possibles - and seemed to be the one who would throw the biggest kink in the story line. So I picked him.


Posted Jan. 02, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
terriej

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

I was surprised, but didn't think he added any value to the story since he didn't play a key part.


Posted Jan. 05, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Retired Reader, NE

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

No. I don't think she should have revealed that Mark was the father. Neva certainly didn't mind sleeping around. She needs a higher set of morals.


Posted Jan. 07, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
rosemarys

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

I was very surprised that she did name the biological father in the end and was disappointed at the same time. She was so strong in her beliefs and insisted she was raising this child on her own. I am not sure whether I feel admiration for including the biological father so he can be a part of the child's life, or I feel she gave in to the pressure of naming the father. A real parent is there for every moment in a child's life, as Patrick seemed more than willing to do. As an adoptive parent, I do not place as much importance on the biological aspect of parenthood as most people do.


Posted Jan. 07, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
MarieA

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

I thought it might have been Mark since Neva was so reluctant to reveal the identity of the father.


Posted Jan. 08, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
guntak

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

No, I was not.


Posted Jan. 10, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
cynthiao

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

What was she trying to say with so many possible fathers?


Posted Jan. 10, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
louisee

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

No, I figured the baby's father was married because Neva didn't want to tell anyone. It was good she did tell the biological father because he has a right to know and be in the child's life if possible.


Posted Jan. 13, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
PiperUp

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

I wasn't surprised because it made it easier for Patrick to be part of their lives. If the father had been his friend, Sean, then it would've been much more difficult. The friendship between the three of them would've been disrupted or shattered completely. In order for there to be an easy happy ending the father had to be Mark not Sean.


Posted Jan. 16, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
juliaa

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

I wasn't surprised once the character of Mark was introduced into the story. If he weren't the father, there would have been no reason to have bothered to put him into the book. What did surprise me a little was that Neva revealed who the father was, after all her resolve to keep the secret. But it was only fair to let the father know that he has a daughter, and it didn't seem that Neva was going to ask anything from Mark. As Piperup said, it also made it easier for Patrick to be a part of Neva and Mietta's lives, since there would be no tension with Sean (though there might develop some with Mark, depending on how active a role he tries to take--but that's for another book).


Posted Jan. 17, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
jodig

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

I wasn't surprised - but honestly I didn't care. I kind of felt like that reveal was anti-climactic and didn't matter at that point.


Posted Jan. 29, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
tracyb

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RE: Were you surprised when he the father of Neva's baby was finally revealed?

Yes I was surprised. Poor thing she was so sure who the father was, yucky Dr., that it clouded her ability to imagine any other option. Hormones- fear & keeping herself isolated all played a part in the decision.


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