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Anna’s hands tense on Alice and she hesitates. In that endless pause, I see all I need to know. She doesn’t want to give Alice to me – not now, and not ever. And part of me doesn’t even blame her…
Milly always dreamed of being a mother. Adopted herself, she has always imagined a powerful intimate connection with a child of her own. So when she and her husband Matt are told they can’t have children, her dreams are shattered.
But then their loved ones offer the ultimate gift – Milly’s best friend Anna and Matt’s brother Jack will be donors so that Milly can carry a child and finally have a chance to be a mother. And with everyone accepting and open, Milly believes that nothing could could go wrong.
Except none of the four people involved are prepared for the feelings that will threaten their most important relationships as their precious, longed-for daughter Alice grows up and receives a heartbreaking diagnosis.
Then those who love her best will have to decide what it means to be a parent, and to make decisions with far-reaching and devastating consequences… for Alice, and for themselves.
A powerful, heart-breaking novel guaranteed to make you cry, for fans of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain, and Gracie’s Secret.
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‘Heart-wrenching and captivating… as good as anything Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain have ever written… gripping, engrossing and compelling.’ Bookish Jottings
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‘A heart wrenchingly aching tale of motherly love, loss and loyalty… So so sad. But so beautiful!’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars
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‘A plot twist so devastating that I needed some time to deal with my emotions before completing the book… a seriously good read… and, at the end, simply heartbreaking.’ Musings of a Tired Mummy
‘Oh. My Gosh. This story tugs at so many heartstrings, it makes you cry, it makes you FEEL… I loved this book, even though I pretty much sobbed through the end of it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I’m not someone who cries easily but… [I] thought this book might just break me into tiny pieces. This is an incredibly moving, powerful and heartbreaking story about motherhood, love and loss… Will stay with me for a long time to come.’ Novel Deelights
‘This is a powerful story of love and heartbreak. I read this book with tears streaming down my face… The gut-wrenching decisions that had to be made were so realistic and so poignant.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars