‘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?
An unforgettable, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting story from the bestselling author of My Husband’s Daughter, this novel is perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain and Jojo Moyes.
Genre: Women's Fiction
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 304
Date of Publication: October 26, 2021
My Rating: 5 Stars
What wouldn't you do for your child? Anna's world turned upside down when she discovered her six-year-old daughter Libby had serious kidney disease and needed immediate medical intervention. Anna would move heaven and earth for Libby and in this incredibly touching read by Emma Robinson Anna's battle for her daughter proved heartbreaking time and again.
From the moment Anna learned of Libby's condition she took steps to give Libby every fighting chance she could. Anna was more than prepared to give up one of her kidneys, but sadly that wasn't an option. Due to a difficult marriage and its aftermath, contacting Libby's father was something that would be extremely difficult. But, this is Libby. No difficulty would be out of reach for Anna. While it was clear that Anna is fighting for Libby, would Libby's father have that same attitude?
What an incredibly sensitive story. Anna's fears for Libby's health were palbable. Seeing the things Libby's father was putting out there increased the tension in this story, keeping my heart in a vice from beginning to end. As a mother I would do anyting for my children, even now as they are adults. I wanted to grab Libby's ex by the throat and shake him, that is how real this story and the events as they played out made me feel. Conversely, I wanted to wrap Anna and Libby into a warm hug.
As this inspiring story developed, watching and hoping events would turn truly warmed my heart. The writing was excellent and the research about kidney disease made To Save My Child a touching, brilliant and memorable story. This book is a perfect example of how Emma Robinson has a way of tugging at your heartstrings with her stories and this remarkable book definitely proved that.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Emma currently lives in Essex with a husband, two children and a small black dog.