At twenty-one, Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Natty, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced Catholic mother and Jewish father. Sheâ€™s got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up in a gas station mini-mart and falling in love with a great wall of a man named William Ashe, who willingly steps between the armed robber and her son.
Shandi doesnâ€™t know that her blond god Thor has his own complications. When he looked down the barrel of that gun he believed it was destiny: Itâ€™s been one year to the day since a tragic act of physics shattered his universe. But William doesnâ€™t define destiny the way other people do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in science and numbers, destiny to him is about choice.
Now, he and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head on, in a funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness,; about a virgin birth, a sacrifice, and a resurrection; about falling in love, and learning that things arenâ€™t always what they seemâ€”or what we hope they will be. Itâ€™s a novel about discovering what we want and ultimately finding what we need