Thursday, September 24, 2020

She Gets That From Me
by Robin Wells 

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 367
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Quinn never expected that her best friend’s courageous decision to be a single mother by choice would end up transforming her own life in this poignant novel from USA Today bestselling author Robin Wells.

When Quinn Langston’s best friend unexpectedly passes away, Quinn embraces Brooke’s three-year-old daughter Lily and elderly grandmother Margaret as the family she’s always wanted. She’ll do whatever it takes to help them heal, but she didn’t anticipate Lily’s biological father would be part of the plan. Margaret is old-fashioned, though, and she has no compunction about finding a way to reach Lily’s dad, a sperm donor. After all, he's a blood relative, and she believes family should raise family.

Zack Bradley doesn't know what to expect when he finds out he has a child. Sperm donors don't usually get to meet their...well, he's not sure what to call Lily yet, but he’s certain he wants to get to know her. There’s just one of problem: he’s about to move to Seattle with his wife, Jessica, who’s undergone multiple infertility treatments, desperately wants a family of her own and can’t stand the idea of Zack playing daddy to another woman’s child.

Together, they’ll all learn that the human heart is infinitely expandable and there are many different roads to family.


Kritters Thoughts:  What an amazing story!  It challenges the definition of custody of parental rights and of the definition of family and how families are created.  

Quinn Langston may not be Brooke's biological sister but she has always seen herself as an aunt to her child that she had via a sperm donor and has always promised to look after her if something happened to Brooke and when something does she must uphold that promise.  What she doesn't expect is the sperm donor to walk through the door and possibly interrupt the plans she had for Lily and herself.  

Although motherhood isn't in the plans for me, I can appreciate a story where a woman finds motherhood the way she wants to and decides to define family the way she cares to.  Even though I hated how the sperm donor was brought into the book, I loved the journey that Zack and Quinn have and all the ups and downs they had to figure out what would eventually work for them and for Lily.

If you like true women's fiction with great plot and relatable characters then this is just the right book for you.    


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 97 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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