Genre: Woman's Fiction
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 322
Date of Publication: January 21, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
Due to a difficult delivery, Catriona sadly lost one of her baby girls at birth. However, she was given the opportunity to adopt a baby girl named April and had the wonderful blessing of raising twins despite her devastating loss. Her life is complete, but as any mother would, she grieves her previous loss. April and Hope get along remarkably well and their family of four is truly blessed. However, they face another devastating loss and her family is shattered. Then April's birth mother wants to meet April. Catriona does not know how much more she can handle.
How will her family cope with their losses and the fact that April will be meeting her birth mother? Will Catriona lose everything, especially as the family is grieving so much? The sadness was palpable in this story, a story of a mother's love.
As a mother myself, I really felt for Catriona. No, I never experienced any of the things she did, but just the sheer intensity of her love for her children is what made me truly connect with her. She wanted the best for her family, even if it meant great sacrifice.
Alison Ragsdale has written another compelling read that was full of heartbreak. One thing this book did was to show the range of the stages of grief all while the gentle thread of hope shone through keeping me riveted from the very beginning. Impossible to put down and one that I will remember for years to come.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: