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Monday 5 February 2024

My Sister's Baby by Louise Guy

 The cover of My Sister's Baby by Louise Guy, reviewed by Is This Mutton

Dear friends.  I'm happy to share with you today a real page turner, My Sister's Baby by Louise Guy. I literally couldn't put it down.  It's my stop on the blog tour. 

Publisher's Description

Your sister once saved your life… Would you repay her with the child she’s always dreamed of?

Liv and Toni were once inseparable. While their parents focused on Mandy, their little sister with special needs, the two older sisters leaned on each other for love, support and security.

When they were in their teens, and Liv needed a lifesaving operation, Toni didn’t hesitate to do whatever it took to help her. Since then, their lives have gone in different directions. They live in different cities and rarely see each other. But now it’s Toni who needs help from Liv. Because she’s desperate for a baby. 

When Liv finds herself in a situation where she could help Toni fulfil her dream, she wants more than anything to say yes. But Liv is keeping a dark secret. And she can’t help but wonder – is giving a baby to her sister the right thing to do… or will it destroy their family forever?

A gripping emotional page turner. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Kate Hewitt and Emma Robinson.

My Thoughts

I defy anyone to stop reading My Sister's Baby once they've started it.

As I started reading it, my heart was in my mouth.  I was worried that Mandy, who has learning difficulties, would be treated in a stereotypical way. But Louise Guy has great empathy and shows Mandy on a real journey throughout the book, out performing her family's expectations once she is  given some independence. 

Louise Guy gets under the skin of the three sisters and we understand exactly where they're all coming from. There are complicated family dynamics with old loyalties and dated perceptions.  Toni, we learn, has always resented Mandy and the amount of attention she had from their parents.

Liv, who has moved away, finds herself in a position to repay Toni for saving her life a few year ago, but how will the rest of the family react to her plan to give Toni a baby?  

It's a pacey read with a memorable twist. I enjoyed it tremendously.

Thanks to Rachel's Random Resources, the author and publisher Boldwood for the advance copy.

Advance Excitement about My Sister's Baby

WOW, WOW and WOW, this book is awesome what a fabulous story, truly do not miss this book. It had me turning the pages, so many thoughts going through my mind.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘OMG, this book was riveting. Best I’ve read in a long time. Had my heart in my throat but just couldn’t stop turning the pages.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Kept me hooked right to the end… Original and thought-provoking… I continued to wonder throughout whether I was right or not!… Exciting and unexpected… An emotional and satisfying read.’ Sheila Norton, author

‘I inhaled it. It’s intense, captivating, fascinating, emotional and dynamic… completely hooking from the very first page.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

About the Author

Louise Guy, bestselling author of six novels, blends family and friendship themes with unique twists and intrigue. Her characters captivate readers, drawing them deeply into their compelling stories and struggles. Previously published by Lake Union, she lives in Australia.

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  1. Love the sound of this book. Something which keeps you wanting more. Will check it out!

    1. It's a really enjoyable read. Thanks for passing by!


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