Looking back, I wish I could find my way back to that moment. I’d snatch it and hold onto it and live in it for the rest of my life, if I could. When Emily could still throw her arms around me. Oh God, just give me that moment, or one like it again. That’s all I want.
From the moment Emily was born, reaching out with her tiny little star-shaped hand towards her mother, blinking with long eyelashes over soft blue eyes, she became Rachel’s whole world.
But Rachel’s worst nightmare comes true when a rare auto-immune illness leaves five-year-old Emily in a coma the doctors say she may never come out of. And Rachel has to make a heartbreaking decision—one that her ex-husband, Emily’s dad James, doesn’t agree with.
Terrified she’s going to lose her daughter for good, Rachel knows she must find a way to keep the hope alive for Emily. But there is only one person she can turn to for help to convince James—his new wife, Eva.
As an unlikely but powerful friendship develops between the two women, both Rachel and Eva will have to ask themselves—what is truly the right choice for the tiny, fragile little girl who lies between them?
How I love the books by this author! She makes every emotion feel so real.
When someone you love becomes ill, it’s devastating. But when it happens to a young child, it makes it seem even worse.
Maybe it’s because I am a mama too that it touched me so deeply? You already worry when your child is feeling a bit under the weather. I cannot imagine how it must feel when there is something seriously wrong.
What do you do as a parent? Do you try everything to help your child even if you don’t know if the outcome will be positive or not? Do you want to put them through more tests and maybe even experiments? Or do you have to realise that sometimes enough is enough and accept how cruel life can be?
Will that last sparkle of hope ignite a fire in your heart or will it quietly snuff out and die …?
An incredibly beautiful and mind-blowing story that makes you see that life can be as great as it can be ruthless. 5 stars.
Thank you, Kate Hewitt and Bookouture
About the author
Kate Hewitt is the author of many romance and women’s fiction novels. A former New Yorker and now an American ex-pat, she lives in a small town on the Welsh border with her husband, five children, and their overly affectionate Golden Retriever. Whatever the genre, she enjoys telling stories that tackle real issues and touch people’s lives.
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