To Be a Mother by Emma Robinson

I’m so delighted to be part of the tour for this beautiful book. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

Book Description:

What if your only chance to be a mother was to give birth to his first wife’s child?

All I’ve ever wanted is to be a mother. And since I married David, it’s gone from being a dream of mine, to a dream of ours. And I want it for him too – it’s the happy-ever-after he deserves after the tragic loss of his first wife, Katherine.

We have tried and we’ve hoped. But today I’ve just found out it’s impossible. That I’m unable to become a mother. My heart breaking into thousands of pieces, I beg the doctor to tell me there’s another way.

But it’s David who speaks. Telling me that just before Katherine died, she had gone through fertility treatment. Now her eggs legally belong to David. To us.

It could be my only chance to be the mother I’ve always longed to be… But can I really carry his first wife’s baby?

With dizzying plot twists and emotional, heart-breaking family drama, this powerfully uplifting story is certain to leave readers sobbing. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain and Colleen Hoover.

My Review:

I always love Emma Robinson’s novels and I know I feel as though I say it every time, but this one really is her best yet.

This story feels like you’re reading someone’s true story, it doesn’t feel like fiction at all, and I became so invested in the character’s lives.

Hannah really wants a baby and when it seems as if using the frozen embryos might be her best chance at being a mother it throws up a lot of dilemmas and quandaries.

There are a lot of secrets unveiled as the story unfolds, and they were not what I expected at all. With a dual timeline we get to know more about Katherine and I had a totally different perspective on her by the time the story ended.

The author mixes a completely engrossing story full of really relatable characters with moral dilemmas that anyone could easily end up facing in real life. As always, it’s done with sensitivity and care.

This is a beautiful book which held me completely captivated from start to finish. It’s an all-consuming read that will leave you smiling through your tears.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio:

Emma Robinson is the author of several women’s fiction novels. She also blogs about the funny side of parenting and has contributed to podcasts such as Funny Women. Whilst her early novels are humorous, her recent work focuses on emotional themes and these novels are both heart-breaking and life affirming. Emma enjoys writing stories which explore the power of family and friendship in the most challenging circumstances.

Emma currently lives in Essex with a husband, two children and a small black dog.

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