My Only Child: A completely gripping and emotional page-turner

· Bookouture
9 reviews

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OH MY GOD!... I opened it and my heart already started breaking. It broke more and more until I found myself with one million pieces of it… Made my heart bleed, my eyes well up and my bin fill up with wet tissues, but I ended with my heart full of warmth, my eyes crying happy tears and a big smile on my face. An amazingly beautiful story that I could not put down.B for Bookreview, 5 stars

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 she is told she can’t carry any more children she is desperate to adopt a sibling for her son.

But her husband Davis won’t agree.

What if Katherine can’t cope with another child?

What if this breaks their marriage apart?

If Katherine fights for the second child she has always dreamed of, will she lose the family she already has?

An unforgettable and heart-wrenching page-turner about fighting for those we love. Readers of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain and Kate Hewitt will remember this story forever.

What readers are saying about My Only Child:

One of the best books I've read in a while… I read this one in a day. An emotional read that left me crying at the end… Can a mother ever get over the loss of a baby, and do we even want to? A powerful book that will stay with you long after you read the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Heartbreaking and equally heart-warming… Vickery is fast becoming a favourite of mine and this book is another knock out of the park for me… leads me through a rollercoaster of emotions… there was not a dry eye in the house as I read this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘WOW!! Raw, emotional, heartbreaking & honest! This is a one-of-a-kind read! Haven't read anything by Sam Vickery before this, but you can be sure I will be looking for latest! This is a must read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I've loved Sam's previous books for the raw emotion contained within the pages and this book is no different. You jump start into the action from page one.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘With each chapter another layer is revealed meaning this really keeps you on your toes… Emotive writing that is thought provoking and relatable.’ Supermum, 5 stars

So special… Sam Vickery did an amazing job writing this story… shows us the difficulty of moving forward, figuring out what to do, and really how to just make it through a day. It is written with understanding, compassion, and so much feeling.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow, Sam can really make you feel the emotions and this one is no different!… It is about the sacrifices that a mother makes for her children and all we can do is hope we have made the correct choices.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Really enjoyed reading this book, couldn't put it down, must admit it’s one that I would happily pick up again and read… I would recommend to anyone to read it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow, this author just gets better and better, what a fantastic book, it got me involved in the storyline from the very first page and kept me there until the very last page. I just loved every word in this emotional story.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Ratings and reviews

9 reviews
Sheri Steuben
November 2, 2020
This is a heart tugging story. Imagine you are pregnant with twins and during the delivery you not only lose one of your children but have a hysterectomy to save your life. You kept the twins a secret so you can’t even properly grieve with your loved ones. This is the story of Kathleen and her struggle to cope with everything that has happened. It’s also a story of her mother, Hazel, as flashbacks show she did not have the best marriage. Both women struggle with having only one child and wishing they could have more. This story highlights the importance of letting others help you, even if you don’t want it.
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Kathleen Hughes
November 2, 2020
Katherine and Davis have kept their twin pregnancy a secret because of Katherine’s overbearing mother Hazel. When she has a difficult delivery and her infant daughter is born dead, the couple decide to tell her mother that only one baby, their son Jamie, was born. Then Katherine is told that she can never have another child. Plunged into a deep depression because of unsharable grief and premature menopause, Katherine becomes overly protective of Jamie and begins obsessive research into foreign adoption. Although Davis is not supportive, he’s puzzled by Hazel’s violent objections. The story is told is alternating chapters. Katherine’s voice is in the present while Hazel’s often describes the past. We begin to see how events have affected them in very different ways. My Only Child is an emotional, beautifully written story about what makes a family. Katherine, Davis and Hazel have already decided what they share and what they keep secret. At the novel’s conclusion, they have learned how to love. 4 stars. Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Sam Vickery for this ARC.
1 person found this review helpful
Daina Brown
November 2, 2020
This book is an emotional tale. It is about relationships: mothers, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives. And it is about mothering. It was easy to get into, I was attached to the story from the very beginning. As in so many good books, secrets play a major role. The secrets are not kept from the reader but the characters keep secrets from each other. I found the ending a little too neat and tidy. The relationships and angst were very realistic throughout the book but the conclusion was too hurried, making it not as realistic.

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