The cover simply melted my heart. I had to read this story. Innocence was never so clearly depicted as on this cover. Armed with tissues, I started reading this story by Emma Robinson. I didn’t require the tissues. This book was all about courage and hope.
Sara loved her daughter Ruby, but in her heart knew that something was different with her. She shared her concerns with her escapist actor husband Mike, who was ever ready to brush her concerns away. He didn’t want to face the challenges. Both lived in his mother, Barbara’s home and one day, he left. He found things too difficult. THE ASS!!
Relationship between Sara and Barbara was rocky, to say the least. The syiry took some turns, revelations and secrets were shared, and a new pathway was forged. Sara learned to find her own way and realized that she had the help if she could just lean into it.
The first thing I realized was that Emma’s writing was very soothing, welcoming. I knew I could spend time in this story, getting to know the characters and understand what the mother and daughter duo were trying to tell me.
The story was of a mother’s fight for her daughter. It showed her struggle and her love along with her warring dreams and aspirations. Her daughter might be on the autism spectrum. And it took all her courage to wrap her fears in and find a way for her daughter.
The author has written every word authentically. The story portrayed all of Sara’s feelings. It showed her constant worry, the criticism by other mothers, the fear for her daughter’s future. Every sentence in the book touched my heart.
Emma Robinson is a masterful storyteller who has taken a difficult subject and written a story dipped in the ink of love. Sometimes mothers have to paint a different picture with their daughters in mind. But all of them would be beautiful and pure, just like their love.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and Publisher Bookouture, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Emma Robinson is the author of three novels about motherhood and female friendship including The Undercover Mother.
Her fourth novel – Where I Found You – is available to preorder now and will be released on the 16th August 2019.
When she is not writing, Emma is an English teacher and lives in Essex with a patient husband and two children who are an endless source of material
Your daughter does not speak… But can she teach you how to live?
Ever since Ruby was tiny, she has been unique. Her smiles are magically rare, her building blocks are always colour-coded, and she communicates only in gestures. Sometimes, being Ruby’s mother is hard, but the way she sees the world makes it new for Sara every day.
When Sara’s husband walks out on them, Sara’s world falls apart, and her mother-in-law, Barbara, is the only person she can turn to for help. But Barbara thinks Ruby’s problems are all in Sara’s head; that she just doesn’t know how to raise a child right.
Sara can’t see how she’ll cope alone. Barbara won’t listen. Can a girl who doesn’t speak show them the way?
Publication Date: 16th August 2019