Cara took a deep breath and let it out slowly. ‘She’s not just my daughter,’ she said as she turned in her seat to face Jack. This man she had once loved, but who she hadn’t seen for nearly five years. ‘Sophie is your daughter too.’
It is just past ten o’clock on a cold Friday evening when Rebecca and her husband Jack’s doorbell rings. Outside is a woman who introduces herself as Jack’s ex-girlfriend Cara. And she’s holding the hand of a shivering, blue-eyed, four-year-old girl. Who she claims is Jack’s daughter.
Rebecca is shocked to discover he has a child from his last relationship – even one he hadn’t known about. Because becoming parents isn’t part of their life plan. They like children, but they also love their freedom and spending time together uninterrupted; the way that, if they wanted to, they could travel the world at a moment’s notice.
But Cara needs them. Because Cara has a devastating secret that she can’t tell anyone yet. Not even her daughter. A secret with the power to change all of their lives.
A secret that will ultimately mean Rebecca has to ask herself – could she find it in herself to welcome her husband’s child into her home, and into her heart?
You meet a new man and you feel the connection straight away. The relationship blossoms and than it’s time to talk about that important subject : children yes or no?? Will he feel the same and can you ride together on his white horse into a happy ever after or does he run like the wind and leave you behind…?
Phew!! He sees you in his future and you couldn’t be more happy. You are having a ball until one night, a simple thing like your doorbell ringing announces something that is about to change everything… for ever
In the beginning of the book I never thought that the author would take us down this path. Sinister can mean a lot of things but I never could have guessed what it could have been.
A beautiful story involving quite some tears, but heartwarming at the same time. I honestly don’t know how I would have coped when I would have found myself in Cara’s shoes. 5 stars
Thank you, Emma Robinson and Bookouture
About the author
Emma Robinson thinks of herself as one of the ‘Bridget Jones generation’ – who are now grown up and having children – and writes novels for women who feel the same.
She also has a blog, Motherhood for Slackers, which takes a humorous look at parenthood, and includes poems such as ‘Dear Teacher’ about her son starting school which has been shared around the world. Emma is an English teacher and lives in Essex with a patient husband and two children who are an endless source of material.