‘I would do anything for you to get well again, baby girl.’ It’s a promise. Even though it means asking her father for help, going back there, risking everything. Whatever the cost, there’s no hesitation in my mind. Because that’s what you do when you’re a mother.
Single mother Anna’s six-year-old daughter Libby is her whole world. Having escaped a marriage that was threatening to destroy her, Anna has managed to get their lives back on track. Looking at Libby’s sweet, heart-shaped face, Anna is filled with hope for the future. They have each other and nothing else matters.
But then Libby gets ill, with a rare disorder that means she needs a transplant from a relative if she’s going to survive. And when Anna discovers she herself isn’t a match, there’s only one person she can turn to.
So she picks up the phone, and dials a number she hoped she’d never have to call again. The man she once ran from. Her daughter’s father. She’s scared he’ll want them to come back home, scared he’ll be able to break her all over again. But Anna knows what she has to do, what any mother would.
Because if there’s a chance to save your daughter’s life, wouldn’t you do whatever it takes?
A new book by this author means being in for a great treat, but it also means having a box of tissues handy. You know before you even start, you are going to be in for a very emotional story that will touch you deeply.
It starts already with the title. Who does not want to do everything they can to save their child? This is a question that should not even be a question. I am or better was convinced everybody would, until I realised some people are really pure evil. It’s very hard to understand, to believe some people can think and act this way. It’s just disgusting they way they play, not only with other people’s feelings, but with their lives as well. In a way they are murderers…
On the other hand there is the beautiful and powerful bond between a mother and her child and the support they get when they need it the most. It was very heartwarming to see how someone who just suffered a great loss, steps in to prevent someone less going through the same devastating period.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I sometimes wanted to crawl between to pages to slap a certain person a few times around the face. They totally deserved it!
They often say there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s seems likes it’s being switched off a few times, but will it burn brightly in the end? 5 stars
Thank you, Emma Robinson and Bookouture
About the author
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