The Child Between Us by Alison Ragsdale / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @AlisonRagsdale

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?




Love… such a big word even tough it only has four letters…

There are so many kinds of love: between friends, between family members, between partners, between human and animal, between parents and children,…., but they all mean the same. You want to do everything for those you love and to protect them against all things bad.

Life… another big word with only four letters….

It can give you so many beautiful things, but on the other hand it can be really cruel too.

“Life’s what you make it” sings Talk Talk and they are absolutely right. There is a lot you can do and there are different paths you can choose, but some things just happen. There is nothing that can be done about them even though you try and fight with all you have.

“You should live your life to the fullest”, I heard someone say recently and they are right. You never know what tomorrow brings. People are often complaining about trivial things, but maybe we should focus on the lovely little things we have: a child’s smile, a lover’s kiss, a wagging tail of your furry friend,…

Sometimes something devastating can bring people together. That is one important thing I learned from this story. You have to take some hurdles first and find it in your heart to forgive.

The author has written a very gripping and emotional book, bringing tears to my eyes more than once.

I saw how Cassie, Sadie, Marina and Grant changed under the influence of new goals in life and fighting the same battle. 5 stars

Thank you


About the author

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.


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