Someone Else’s Child
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.
What readers are saying about Someone Else’s Child:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Utterly impossible to put down. A heartbreaking story… I devoured the entire book in just one sitting… I loved this book so much, I wish I could give it five hundred stars. All I can say is WOW – read it. You won’t be disappointed.’ NetGalley reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘A real tear-jerker. I had to keep reading, such was the power of this book. So heartfelt, you will need a tissue or 2!’ NetGalley reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Oh my heart!! I knew this would be an emotional read but the tissues were needed from the beginning! The book is a heartbreaking but beautiful story…devastating … I was completely drawn in.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Wow, wow, wow. Make no mistake. There are tears. This is your official tissue alert. But there are triumphs and laughter too. I didn’t want to put this one down.’ Bookworms Anonymous
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Oh my goodness this was such an amazing book! Filled with emotional moments, I did have to keep stopping to hug my boys! At times it was heartbreaking but as always there were many uplifting parts too. I could not stop reading this story. Simply brilliant.’ NetGalley reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Emotional… Absolutely broke my heart! I could feel the pain and see the strength it took for the main character to keep going forward. Definitely read.’ Goodreads reviewer
Readers love Alison Ragsdale!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘The saddest book I have read this year… Even through all the tears that flowed down my face I kept on reading. I did have to take a break a few times so I could see the words… So honestly heartbreaking… 5 stars and a million more.’ Linda’s Book Reviews
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Wow. Just wow… I smiled, I laughed, I cried and then I smiled some more. My eyes are puffy, my nose is running, which to me shows just how amazing this book really is!’ Chloe’s Reading Room
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘I cried, many times… So many times I gasped out loud, and I seriously could not put this book down!… This amazing book will feature in my top five books for the year. I just can’t stop thinking about it.’ NetGalley reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘I’m about ready to run my tear ducts dry!… I was doing the ugly cry… I was drawn into their story from page one and had a hard time putting it down to go to bed. My dreams were filled with this story… Worth taking a day off work!’ PJP Reviews
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘WOW! This story was an emotional, heart-wrenching rollercoaster of a ride. Make sure you have tissues close by. I cried and smiled as I read. This was a book that I did not want to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Let me start by saying: you will need a box of tissues as you turn these beautiful pages!… Will have you crying, laughing at times and being thankful for all you have in these times of turmoil for us all! You need to read this! I loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Grab your tissues! This book was an emotional rollercoaster the whole way through and I couldn’t put it down until I was finished… Heartbreaking story but oh so good. I will recommend this one to everybody.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘The most truly heartbreaking, but inspiring story I’ve read in a long time. I cried bucket loads… Absolutely loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Wow. Just wow. I love this book… Really touching story and never has a book made me cry. This was first book to make me cry.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘A heart-wrenching story… Gosh, I cried and cried more. I felt this book deeply.’ Opened Books