REVIEW: The Child Between Us by Alison Ragsdale is her new heart-wrenching, tear jerking and heart-breaking novel. If you don’t read anything else this year, you must read The Child Between Us. Warning! Before you sit down make sure you have a FULL box of tissues. I have never cried such wracking sobs during and after a book.
Alison has the knack of creating the characters that instantly make you love them. I can only think that these characters actually live in her world and that she is one of the nicest people you could know. The communication I’ve had with her tells me she is a sweet, kind person who values family and is a dog lover. The main Characters are Cassie, Marina, Grant and Sadie. I loved every one of them and wanted to wrap them in my arms especially Marina the 5 year old that comes into Cassie’s life. Sadie is Cassie’s mom and Grant is an ex-fiance. I can’t tell you a lot about this book without giving away the beautiful story so, you are gonna have to read it for yourself.
The synopsis doesn’t give a lot away either and I actually went into this book expecting something different. I will tell you this is one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Alison writes like a dream. I’m caught up in her world while reading and always surprised when I look up and find myself in my own world. Part of me is happy but, part of me carries the heartache with me for a few days. This time it wasn’t something that just went away. It hung in there and shadowed my life. If you ask me, that is a great author!
This book takes place in Scotland. You know my heart yearns for Scotland. I did the dna test and found out I was part Scottish. It used to be the biggest percentage and now it is about thirteen percent. That doesn’t stop me form feeling a real infinity for this country. I don’t know why. Everytime I read a book that takes place there, I feel more and more like it is my homeland. Isn’t that odd?
If you love a good story about life. A story that is clean and one that draws you in and doesn’t let go, then this one is for you. I’ve been a somewhat recent discoverer of Alison Ragsdale and have read a handful of her books. This one by far is the best. You can never go wrong with choosing one of her books to spend a day or two with. Until next time…Happy Reading!
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SYNOPSIS: 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?
The Child Between Us is a heart-wrenching story about an impossible choice and what it really means to be a mother. Readers who love Kate Hewitt, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will be utterly gripped.