Let Her Go by Dawn Barker

Could you share your child with someone else?Zoe wanted a baby more than anything. But her dreams will come at a price…

After years of struggling to conceive, Zoe and her husband face the prospect of never having a family. When Zoe’s stepsister, Nadia, offers to be a surrogate it presents the perfect solution. A healthy girl, Louise, is born.

But no one imagined just how hard it would be to know someone else was also mother to your child. As the pressure on Zoe and Nadia mounts, they make choices that there is no going back from.

Years later, Louise is in desperate need of her family’s help. Can they put their painful history aside to save the child they love so much?


This was an emotional and captivating read.  I could really emphathise with both of the main characters, Zoe and Nadia.  Zoe was so desperate for a child of her own and Nadia did such a wonderful thing for her, and thought she’d be able to remain detached and hand the baby over afterwards, happy to just be her aunt. But both go through difficult times and emotions and it all becomes very complicated.

I loved the way the book moved back and forth between the past and the present.  It really kept me guessing right up until the end.

The setting was a refreshing change, it was nice to get an insight into life in Australia.

All in all, an excellent book, engrossing and sympathetic. Highly recommended.

MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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