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This Child of Mine by Sinead Moriarty
  

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A strong, poignant novel of motherhood. Absorbing and painful, it is slow to build so stay with it for as each character adds to the tale and different opinions are presented, so a big emotional problem arises. You’ll probably guess it but it’s still shocking once revealed.

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This Child of Mine by Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty's breathtaking eighth novel, This Child of Mine , is the story of two daughters, two mothers and the extraordinary bond of motherly love. It's a unique blend of the storytelling genius of Jodi Picoult and the compassion and humour of Marian Keyes, in a complex and deeply involving story that will have readers arguing about the nature of motherhood and the rights and wrongs of the characters' actions. Sophie is a happy 18-year-old living in London with Anna, her Irish mother. Anna has devoted her life to Sophie. It may be just the two of them but Anna has more than enough love to give. Sophie has everything she could ever need. Laura is a not-so-happy artist. She too has a daughter, Mandy. But Laura is haunted by the loss of her first child, Jody. Happy-go-lucky as she is, Mandy lives in Jody's shadow and wonders why her mother can never let go. Both mothers carry secrets and cannot forget the day their paths crossed. But a chance discovery is about to bring everything into the open and mothers and daughters, love and lies, past and future, will spectacularly collide. Sinead Moriarty's novels have sold over half a million copies in Ireland and the UK and she is a four times nominee for the popular fiction Irish Book Award. She has won over readers and critics telling stories that are funny, humane, moving and relevant to modern women. This Child of Mine is Sinead at her very best. Sinead Moriarty lives with her family in Dublin. Her previous titles are: The Baby Trail ; A Perfect Match ; From Here to Maternity ; In My Sister's Shoes ; Keeping It In the Family (also titled Whose Life is it Anyway? ); Pieces of My Heart ; and, Me and My Sisters .

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Gripping ... Sinead's unique blend of storytelling and humour, mixed with a complex and deeply involving story, will leave you slightly gutted to reach the last page Stellar Touching, warm, funny and emotional. She has the gift of telling a very emotive story with grace and empathy Woman's Way Sinead has written a breathtaking, rollercoaster ride of a book that will keep readers enthralled until the very last page mummypages.co.uk Had me shocked and surprised all the way along ... a wonderful read ... I absolutely loved every page Chloe's Chick Lit Reviews As good as it gets in terms of chicklit polish and poise, humour and pain, pace and plot Sunday Independent An enchanting story of love and loss and just how far you would go for the one you love Handwrittengirl.com

About the Author

Sinead Moriarty

Growing up, Sinead Moriarty was inspired by watching her mother, an author of children's books, writing at the kitchen table. Her childhood dream was to write a novel. It was at the age of thirty, while working as a journalist in London, that she began to write creatively in her spare time - after work, at lunch times ... and, truth be told, during work hours. Her first novel, The Baby Trail, a bitter-sweet story of a couple struggling to have a baby (inspired by her own early difficulties conceiving) was published in 2004 and has been translated into twenty languages. Sinéad Moriarty's novels have sold over half a million copies in Ireland and the UK. She has won over readers and critics telling stories that are funny, humane, moving and relevant to modern women. She lives in her native Dublin with her husband and their three children.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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9781844882465

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