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There he is, my baby boy. His eyes are closed, his tiny rosebud mouth is pursed in sleep. My eyes well up as I catch a whiff of his newborn skin and I swallow back a wave of emotion. I should feel happy, I should feel grateful, but all I can think about is everything I just lost…
It’s a miracle when Katherine’s baby boy is born healthy. But his twin sister doesn’t survive, and when Katherine is told she can’t have any more children the loss is almost too much for her to bear.
Katherine always saw herself having a big family: she remembers how the loneliness of being an only child used to overwhelm her, and she is desperate to adopt a sibling for her son.
But her husband Davis won’t agree. He worries that Katherine will struggle when the new baby arrives. What if growing their family only adds to the grief she feels over losing her little girl? What if this breaks their marriage apart?
And Katherine is forced to make a choice. Give up the second child she has always dreamed of or risk losing the family she already has?
An unforgettable and heart-wrenching page-turner about fighting for those we love. Readers of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain and Kate Hewitt will remember this story forever.
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What readers are saying about Sam Vickery:
‘Wow! This book blew me away… Will make you think and break your heart in equal measure and is a breathtakingly beautifully written story of a mother’s love. I will be looking out for more from this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This one pulls you in and tugs at your heart. Make sure you have plenty of tissues on hand. A tear-jerker for sure.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow! Such a brilliant read! A devastatingly frank, honest depiction of the power and intensity of a mother's love and belief and the lengths she will go to to protect her child!… I really didn’t want to put it down and read it in one glorious sitting!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This book is so heart rending!!… Beautifully written… It draws you in right from the first page and I couldn't stop myself from turning the pages to reach the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A stunningly heartfelt novel, written so beautifully. I read it in one go and felt a whole rollercoaster of emotions.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘A wonderful powerful novel about parenthood and the love of your child… Fast-paced, packed full of emotion and will keep you turning the pages into the night. Utterly unputdownable.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'Gripped me from the word go and took me on an emotional journey of the sheer strength of a mother's love… Absolutely heartbreaking and heart-warming. A must read for sure.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I read this book in four hours drinking in each scene wanting Tilly to be okay… Sam Vickery is hot on the heels of Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain in how she portrays all sides of the issue to get the full picture but most importantly with emotion and sensitivity at the heart.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘What an amazing unputdownable story! I started reading this book just before bed last night and the next thing I knew it was the early hours and I’d finished it… My heart broke for Maddie and I was on the edge of my seat… This story is a powerful one and one that will stick with me forever!’ Blogging for the Love of Authors and their Books, 5 stars