I’m so pleased to be part of the tour today for this gorgeous book. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.
About the Book:
The first time I saw you, I knew you were meant to be ours. I took you in my arms, your little hands in tight fists, and I knew I was going to do everything in my power to be the mother you needed and deserved…
When Catriona loses her baby girl at birth, it shatters her. But like a light in the darkness, Catriona is given the chance to adopt beautiful baby April, and now she cannot imagine life without her.
The family’s picture-perfect home is filled every day with April’s warm giggles and joyful games. But when her daughter is just eight years old, Catriona gets the call that she has been silently dreading. April’s birth mother, Lauren, would like to meet her.
Lauren breezes into their home and April just sparkles around her. Their matching turquoise eyes and chestnut hair feels like a knife to Catriona’s heart. Lauren appears to have her life back on track, with a good job and a new house in an upscale neighbourhood. Pushing to spend more and more time with April, one day Lauren says the unthinkable: April belongs with me.
Who can truly give the little girl the love and family she deserves? Catriona is sure Lauren is keeping secrets. Catriona only wants what is best for her darling daughter, but does that really mean she has to let her go forever?
A totally unforgettable, emotional, and beautiful novel that will break your heart into a million pieces and put it back together again. Powerful and ultimately uplifting, fans of Kate Hewitt, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will be captivated.
Oh I just adored this book so much! I have loved this author’s previous books and knew that I was in for a treat, but it just exceeded my expectations.
Straight away I found myself totally absorbed in the story, and I liked Catriona immediately. There is so much heartache for Catriona and her husband, which I won’t go into or it will spoil the story, but what they experience is such a nightmare and they go through some very hard times. Lauren appears when they are very vulnerable.
This beautifully written story of love and loss is such a heart-breaking but totally compelling read. I enjoyed every page of it and couldn’t put it down. A story that is so sad ends up becoming ultimately quite uplifting, and it’s just a wonderful book from start to finish.
A former marketing executive, originally from Edinburgh, Alison now lives near Washington D.C. with her husband and dog. She was educated in England and holds an MBA from Leicester University.
For more information on upcoming books go to www.alisonragsdale.com.