When You Were Mine

By Emma-Claire Wilson

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One mistake could change their lives forever…

My life is a mess. My marriage is falling apart, and I’d hoped the arrival of our baby girl would bring us closer together. Yet, as she grows, I see less of a resemblance to my husband, stirring unsettling questions.

I was hoping a visit from my friend, Victoria would bring some stability. With her seemingly perfect life in Spain, she embodies hope for a brighter future.

But our reunion has taken an unexpected turn. And when a shock diagnosis shakes our family further, Victoria doesn’t know it yet, but she might just hold the key to saving our family.

But if I want her to help, a big secret has to come out. Revealing the truth risks everything – my marriage, our friendship, our families. Can we weather this storm, or will it shatter us beyond repair?

An emotional and powerful novel of motherhood, friendship and what family means to us all. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult and Susan Lewis.

Praise for Emma-Claire Wilson:

‘Beautiful, emotional and hopeful, but have tissues to hand.’ Liz Fenwick

‘Tragic but ultimately uplifting.’ Katie Fforde

‘A heartfelt and suspenseful tale of an agonising life-and-death dilemma…this is a family drama that doesn’t shy away from sadness and conflict but powers towards an ultimately hopeful conclusion.’ Ali Mercer

‘An emotional story which broke my heart but was beautifully uplifting and filled with hope.’ Emma Cowell

‘This Child of Mine is an emotionally-charged, beautiful, and poignant story that will stay with me for a very long time. Wilson had me sobbing from the very first page, and I couldn’t put the book down. An absolute triumph of a debut.’ Natali Simmonds

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 01 Aug 2024
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-860811-8
Born in Scotland, Emma-Claire travelled the world as the child of military parents. After almost 20 years in Spain, she returned to the UK with her husband, two daughters, and rescue dog, Pip. Emma-Claire worked as a journalist for English language magazines and newspapers in Spain and in 2015 launched The Glass House Online Magazine. When not writing emotional fiction, you can find her dreaming up new book ideas or wrapped in a blanket with a book in her hand. This is Emma\'s second novel. You can find her at @ECWilsonWriter on Twitter.

Readers and authors love Emma's debut, This Child of Mine: -

”'I spent my Sunday devouring this heartfelt, emotional, charming and gorgeously-written debut. With many unexpected moments, great characters, and a satisfying conclusion, I was lost in the story. Highly recommended.” - Louise Beech

”'Gripping, timely and important, This Child of Mine tackles something that is all too often swept into the shadows: the heartbreak that can come with starting a family.” - Katie Allen

”'Heartbreaking, unexpected and necessary. This book is just stunning.” - Emma Cooper

”'A beautifully written story of love and hope that will capture readers' hearts and minds. Emma-Claire is the real deal - a writer to fall in love with.” - Alison May

”'A strong debut that takes the reader on a heartbreaking rollercoaster of emotions. Thoroughly recommend.” - Jenni Keer

”'Right from the first pages, the reader is plunged into and emotional and heartrending story… wondering what they might do in a similar situation. This book cannot fail to move the reader.” - Janet Gover

”'A highly emotional read. Both harrowing and hopeful. Wilson offers a subtle, raw and tender exploration of what family means and how grief can ultimately open up new strength and unknown paths to happiness.” - Sarah Jost

”'The ultimate decision! What a heartbreaking story.” - Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

”'WOW. What a heartbreaking, but beautifully written story, I absolutely loved every minute of this book - and what an ending!” - Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

”'This book certainly proves that when you want to be a mother, you will do everything possible to get it. Beautifully written.” - Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

”'This Child of Mine will give you all of the feels. This beautifully written story will have you reaching for the tissues.” - Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐