Charlene Carr took me on an emotional roller coaster with her book ‘Hold My Girl’.
Katherine and her husband Patrick had longed for a child of their own and felt that all their dreams had come true when Katherine became pregnant.
This made the trial of fertility treatment so very worth it. When their beautiful baby girl Rose was born, that love for this new life was as strong as is to be expected.
Rose was perfect. And, even though Katherine wished her daughter looked a little more like her, she was so very in love and thrilled that Rose took after her dad.
Her pale skin and blue eyes were all Patrick and there was no hint of her biracial mother.
Tess has also been on the fertility journey but her story was sadly not so lucky. After the loss of one baby after another, her husband announces that he is leaving her for another woman. To add salt to the wound the other woman is pregnant.
After somewhat coming to terms with her hurt, Tess decides to undergo another round of treatment – this time using donor sperm. To her delight she becomes pregnant, but her joy does not last when her baby girl is born premature and is sadly just too young to survive.
Katherine and Tess know each other from the fertility clinic get-together group, but their paths cross and become joined when news breaks that there has been some sort of mix-up at the clinic. Embryos have been swapped!
This book shares the joys and heartbreaks of fertility treatments and building a family. You will question what is best for a child and what really makes someone a mother.
With the twists and turns your emotions will ride along leaving you questioning over and over what is the right thing to do.
A selection of our Beauty and Lace Club members are reading Hold My Girl by Charlene Carr. You can read their comments below, or add your own review.
Im a Mum of 3 beautiful girls.
An avid reader that loves to travel but lacks the funds to venture far and wide constantly. A perfumeaholic with an addiction to beauty and skincare.
If not found with my head in a book or on a plane I can be found spending hours upon hour in Doctors and Hospital waiting rooms as part of my job as a Carer