Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing on its publication day Only for My Daughter by Emma Robinson, published by Bookouture.
I look at my lovely girl. The child I always promised to keep safe, the child I know I’d love no matter what. I look at her and in that moment, my heart breaks into pieces. Because right now, I am not sure I know her at all…
Julia’s daughter Grace is her whole world. To Julia, she’ll always be the little girl who would put her tiny hand in hers, who she could heal with the smallest kiss, who would trust her mother with everything.
But Grace has changed since becoming a teenager. She’s fallen out with her childhood best friend and has become quiet and distanced. Julia wants more than anything to find a way reach her only daughter. Even if some days it seems impossible, Julia knows her lovely, sunny girl is still in there.
Until today when Grace came home after school, covered in blood, and she’s refusing to speak, except to acknowledge that her former best friend is lying in a coma in hospital.
Julia is forced to ask herself: what could Grace be hiding? She can’t believe her little girl could have done something terrible. But her instincts tell her that Grace is keeping a secret. And if it’s what Julia fears it might be, she could lose her fragile, gentle daughter forever.
And – as another mother’s daughter fights for her life – Julia will have to ask herself, how far would she go as a mother to protect the child she loves with her whole heart?
This totally unmissable, heartbreaking, grab-your-tissues story is perfect for fans of Kate Hewitt, Diane Chamberlain and Jodi Picoult.
“Would you lie to protect your only daughter?”…
I think its fair to say that most parents would agree that the teenage years are some of the most confusing and challenging times of being a parent. But for Julia, whats happening to her beautiful daughter Grace seems far beyond the usual teenage angst. Parents say they will go to any lengths to protect and defend their child, but how far is Julia willing to go.
This story really got under my skin and still plays around in my mind long after reading it. It is very emotive and pulls on the heartstrings. It deals with sensitive themes that are very relevant in today’s society for teens and gives the reader a raw and honest account on how these can effect them. It also makes you think of how you would handle the situation that Julia and Grace find themselves in.
I absolutely loved this beautifully written and must read compelling tale that had me completely captivated and left me feeling so bewildered that I have never read a book from Emma Robinson before! I have definitely been missing out and I’m so pleased that I have now rectified this. Such a talented author that I look forward to reading more from.
Thank you to Emma Robinson, Bookouture and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Only for My Daughter , which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
ONLY FOR MY DAUGHTER BOOKS ON TOUR
Follow the tour for these blogger’s thoughts on Only for My Daughter. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this tour and for the promotional materials.
LET’S GET TO KNOW EMMA ROBINSON
Emma Robinson is the author of several women’s fiction novels. She also blogs about the funny side of parenting and has contributed to podcasts such as Funny Women. Whilst her early novels are humorous, her recent work focuses on emotional themes and these novels are both heart-breaking and life affirming. Emma enjoys writing stories which explore the power of family and friendship in the most challenging circumstances.
Emma currently lives in Essex with a husband, two children and a small black dog.