Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Review: My Only Child by Sam Vickery

My Only Child
by Sam Vickery

Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 283
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  There he is, my baby boy. His eyes are closed, his tiny rosebud mouth is pursed in sleep. My eyes well up as I catch a whiff of his newborn skin and I swallow back a wave of emotion. I should feel happy, I should feel grateful, but all I can think about is everything I just lost…

It’s a miracle when Katherine’s baby boy is born healthy. But his twin sister doesn’t survive, and when Katherine is told she can’t have any more children the loss is almost too much for her to bear.

Katherine always saw herself having a big family: she remembers how the loneliness of being an only child used to overwhelm her, and she is desperate to adopt a sibling for her son.

But her husband Davis won’t agree. He worries that Katherine will struggle when the new baby arrives. What if growing their family only adds to the grief she feels over losing her little girl? What if this breaks their marriage apart?

And Katherine is forced to make a choice. Give up the second child she has always dreamed of or risk losing the family she already has?

Kritters Thoughts:  Told through two perspectives, Hazel, a woman who had quite a life story that slowly but surely comes out through the book.  Katherine, her daughter who has just become a mother, but through a rough birth experience, her dreams of a large family are forever altered.  

With two women sharing their stories, this book felt so full and true and relatable.  Although not a mother myself, I appreciated the mother daughter relationship and the push and pull that happens between mothers and daughters from birth into childhood and then eventually into adulthood.  I can relate to how two women have to evolve to be able to go through all of these stages and sometimes it isn't completely successful!  

Although there are secrets to be revealed in this book, I didn't feel as though the author reminded the reader of the things they didn't know constantly!  The secrets were revealed in just the right timing and I enjoyed reading about how the characters reacted when the secrets were divulged to them.  

An opus that focuses on mother daughter and the ups and downs that can happen in a lifetime.  I really liked how Sam Vickery built characters that made me want to know where they would end up, makes me want to read more and dive into more stories by this author.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 114 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Bookouture.  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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