Andrew's life was defined by his relationships with the women who bore him children. Andrew loved Joan from the momen he first met her and in order to get her to marry him, he schemed and got her pregnant. when Joan learned that her pregnancy was no accident, her curtailment of sex led Andrew to Miriam, who he also got pregnant. Miriam's pregnancy was no accident either, but it wasn't Andrew who was the schemer this time. Joan forgave Andrew for getting her pregnant the first time, and before long, she was pregnant again. now, Andrew had two women pregnant at the same time. Caring for two pregnant women was a challenge that Andrew didn't stray from, but after the birth of the babies, attitudes changed and so did relationships. Andrew had four children now. Joan had twins, but he was with either Joan or Miriam anymore. Andrew wasn't finished making babies, nor was he finished with love, as he thought he was. After Joan, he didn't want to love again, but Audrey caused a reactivation of feelings within his soul that he thought were dead. Andrew's exploits were responsible for the birth of seven children by four women. Andrew, for a time, turned away from these children and traveled a roar toward destruction. By story's end, we see Andrew's oldest son, A.J., now twenty-six, destined to follow in his father's footsteps. His relationships with women show that what is new is old, or is it the other way around? Whichever is correct, life comes full circle for the Grant family.