About the Book

Although they had always dreamed of having a family, tall, horse-faced Frances and stubby, one-eyed Jack had reconciled themselves to a lifetime of loneliness. Then one day, out of nowhere, an infant is dropped into their midst and their lives are changed forever. A fairy tale for adults!

Behind the Story

When I was ten years old, I went with my mother, a registered nurse, to a neighbor’s house across the woods where she was to help deliver a baby. When we arrived, the woman was unconscious, the umbilical cord had been wrapped around the baby’s neck and her husband, one Jack Griffin, was wringing his hands in anguished frustration. This novella grew out of that incident.


“Beautiful, beautiful story! There was nothing I disliked. It flowed along well and poignantly. As an avid reader, I often find myself fast reading over descriptive or boring passages, or noticing errors in word form or syntax. This never happened in For Love of Daniel. Loved it! - Bobbie McKinlay

“Great read! Two social misfits become a family when they risk everything for an unwanted child,” - Amazon reviewer

“Warmed my heart! This poignant, charming novella warmed my heart more than anything has in a LONG time. It had a distinctly fairytale-ish feeling to it and made me smile all the way through.” – Tam Windsor