The Child Between Us
by Alison Ragsdale
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Pub Date 28 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 29 Sep 2022
My beautiful girl, you are my missing piece. You came into my life and changed everything, placing your warm little hand in mine, and looking up at me with your sky-blue eyes, so full of hope. Little did we know what lay ahead, but for a while at least, we had each other…
When I first met you, darling Marina, you were just five years old. You took my breath away, with your long, dark waves and pink cheeks. You needed me, and I instantly knew I’d do anything to protect you. When six years ago, my heart was shattered, I was left utterly broken – but I didn’t know just how lost I was until you filled that hole in my heart.
You quickly became the centre of my world, your sweet laugh my favourite sound. But then things started to change… I put my pain down to work stress, but when the diagnosis came through it was worse than I could ever have imagined.
Our world is about to come crashing down around us, little one, and I don’t know how to stop it. I’ve finally discovered the truth behind the betrayal that rocked me to my core all those years ago. The pain of my past could be the one thing that saves us – or tears us apart. We’re just becoming a family, Marina, should I risk everything to trust the one person who hurt me? They could be your only hope.
We only have each other… But if I don’t make it, what will happen to you?
The Child Between Us is a heart-wrenching story about an impossible choice and what it really means to be a mother. Readers who love Kate Hewitt, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will be utterly gripped.
A Note From the Publisher
*** THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED ADVANCE REVIEW COPY ***
Readers love Alison Ragsdale!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Utterly impossible to put down. A heartbreaking story… I devoured the entire book in just one sitting… I loved this book so much, I wish I could give it five hundred stars. All I can say is WOW – read it. You won’t be disappointed.’ NetGalley reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Oh my heart!! I knew this would be an emotional read but the tissues were needed from the beginning! The book is a heartbreaking but beautiful story… devastating… I was completely drawn in.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Wow, wow, wow. Make no mistake. There are tears. This is your official tissue alert. But there are triumphs and laughter too. I didn’t want to put this one down.’ Bookworms Anonymous
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Oh my goodness this was such an amazing book! Filled with emotional moments, I did have to keep stopping to hug my boys! At times it was heartbreaking but as always there were many uplifting parts too. I could not stop reading this story. Simply brilliant.’ NetGalley reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘The saddest book I have read this year…Even through all the tears that flowed down my face I kept on reading. I did have to take a break a few times so I could see the words… So honestly heartbreaking… 5 stars and a million more.’ Linda’s Book Reviews
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Wow. Just wow… I smiled, I laughed, I cried and then I smiled some more. My eyes are puffy, my nose is running, which to me shows just how amazing this book really is!’ Chloe’s Reading Room
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘I’m about ready to run my tear ducts dry!… I was doing the ugly cry… I was drawn into their story from page one and had a hard time putting it down to go to bed. My dreams were filled with this story… Worth taking a day off work!’ PJP Reviews
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘WOW! This story was an emotional, heart-wrenching rollercoaster of a ride. Make sure you have tissues close by. I cried and smiled as I read. This was a book that I did not want to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer