Hold My Girl


Two women. Two eggs. One switch.

Katherine is a woman full of obsessions. Everything clean, everything perfect, all of the time. After seven years of trying – and failing – to conceive, she finally gives birth to Rose, her IVF miracle child. But, her pale skin not matching Katherine’s own, she’s fearful Rose isn’t really her daughter.

Tess never got her happy ending. She took on IVF alongside Katherine and a group of hopeful mothers, but hasn’t been one of the lucky ones. After a series of desperate choices, she’s divorced, broke, and stuck in a job beneath her skills.

When Rose is ten months old, they both get a call from the fertility clinic. The women’s eggs were switched. One woman has been raising the wrong daughter, while the other has spent a year grieving a child that wasn’t hers.

Katherine’s perfect life begins to crumble around her, but for Tess it’s the glimmer of hope she needs to get her life back on track. It’ll take a custody battle like no other to decide who really deserves to be Rose’s mother – a battle that will push both women to the brink.

Slide – Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of The Push "Thoughtful, tense, and affecting, Charlene Carr has skillfully
crafted a page-turning story with compassion at its centre."
Sounds like my type of book!
Slide Shelby Van Pelt, New York Times bestselling author of Remarkably Bright Creatures “Charlene Carr pulls off an extraordinary emotional tightrope walk
with these imperfect characters and the impossible situation they’re thrust into. . . .
Hold My Girl is a beautiful, unflinching examination of what it means to be a mother.”
Yes, please!
Slide — Heather Marshall, author of the #1 instant bestseller Looking For Jane "In Hold My Girl, Charlene Carr unflinchingly pulls the reader into the broken hearts
and spiraling minds of two mothers who are thrust into an unimaginable situation. . . .
[A] compelling, intensely propulsive page turner . . .
I was spellbound from start to finish."
Hmm . . . looks like no sleep for me!
Slide — Julianne MacLean, USA Today bestselling author of A Curve in the Road “[A]n emotionally complex, absolute triumph of a novel . . .
I was riveted from the first page and couldn’t stop reading.
I needed to know how this beautiful, heart-wrenching book would end.
It’s an absolute must-read.”
Well, if it's absolute . . .
Slide — Christy Ann Conlin, author of Heave, Watermark and The Speed of Mercy “Hold My Girl is a pulsating page turner of a novel which will forever change how you
think about motherhood, biology and family. I tore through the pages of this gorgeous
gripping story of who gets to be a mother, and how instinct, love and longing
will either break us, or transform us—an incredible book!”
Okay, you've convinced me!
Slide — Joanne Gallant, author of A Womb in the Shape of a Heart “Hold My Girl is a deeply resonant story of loss, infertility, and the complexities
of motherhood. . . . I couldn't have loved it more.”
Ooo! Excited to get it on my nightstand too!
Slide — Barbara Conrey, USA Today bestselling author of Nowhere Near Goodbye “Carr bares the soul of her characters in ways few writers can . . .
An emotional and thought-provoking read I will not soon forget.”



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