REVIEW: Oh my. All of the feelings I have swimming through my heart is unbelievable! Someone Else’s Child by Alison Ragsdale will do that to you too. I am not sure how you can read a book like this and not have a ton of connection to it. If you live long enough you will have experienced many of the emotions this book brings about. Some will be with fond memories and some will bring you sadness.
Alison has done it again. She has brought us a book that allows us to fall in love with a beautiful family that experiences heartbreak and brokeness. You absolutely can’t read this book and not have your heart break with sadness and swell with happiness. Alison’s writing is stunning and the chances of falling in love with these characters is 100 percent. I could feel the love and the anguish, the hope and joy that each one of the characters experienced.
If you love a good story for nothing more that what it is, you will love this book. It is definitely worth the time reading it. It was so powerful and emotional, I could hardly put it down to go to sleep. If you have read and enjoyed other Alison Ragsdale books, you definitely want to pick up a copy of this book. Someone Else’s Child is not to be missed.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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SYNOPSIS: The first time I saw you, I knew you were meant to be ours. I took you in my arms, your little hands in tight fists, and I knew I was going to do everything in my power to be the mother you needed and deserved…
When Catriona loses her baby girl at birth, it shatters her. But like a light in the darkness, Catriona is given the chance to adopt beautiful baby April, and now she cannot imagine life without her.
The family’s picture-perfect home is filled every day with April’s warm giggles and joyful games. But when her daughter is just eight years old, Catriona gets the call that she has been silently dreading. April’s birth mother, Lauren, would like to meet her.
Lauren breezes into their home and April just sparkles around her. Their matching turquoise eyes and chestnut hair feels like a knife to Catriona’s heart. Lauren appears to have her life back on track, with a good job and a new house in an upscale neighbourhood. Pushing to spend more and more time with April, one day Lauren says the unthinkable: April belongs with me.
Who can truly give the little girl the love and family she deserves? Catriona is sure Lauren is keeping secrets. Catriona only wants what is best for her darling daughter, but does that really mean she has to let her go forever?
A totally unforgettable, emotional, and beautiful novel that will break your heart into a million pieces and put it back together again. Powerful and ultimately uplifting, fans of Kate Hewitt, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will be captivated.