Category : Fiction
Genre : Psychological Drama
No. of Pages : 281 Pages
Format : E-Book
Publishers : Darkstroke
Publication Date : December 3, 2020
Read Date : December 29, 2020
Rating : 3.5/5⭐
“Having people in your life who really care about you and how you are is more important than someone who shares your blood.”
Two single moms meet in the hospital, after delivering baby boys on the same day. Kay & Tia. Both have been left by their partners with almost similar trauma. The only difference is their childhood – Kay comes from a loving & caring family, whom she left to live life on her terms; Tia on the other hand has seen too many foster homes.
The new phase of Motherhood is as good as life giving them both a second chance. To be responsible, to put the baby’s need before their’s, in fact to just begin a new life. Kay has a home provided by the Welfare Dptt, however Tia being so wasted couldn’t approach the Welfare Dptt. She somehow finds Kay’s address & lands at her doorstep.
Mother to mother, Kay pities Tia & her baby stay with her, but since Kay herself is provided for she can’t let anyone know Tia is staying with her. Is this step going to prove safe for Kay? Tia, who knows nothing above the wrong ways of life, will she be able to change?
This book is story of their life journeys. As time moves & the paths of the girls get separated, much changes in their lives & the lives of their sons. But that one meet & the one step to let Tia into her life, intertwines their futures as well but for good or bad? You need to read the book to find it out.
The story conveys a really strong message – whether our birth/past defines us or are we actually the own architects of our lives? Is it so hard to restrain oneself from succumbing into the wrong desires in spite of knowing the repercussions?
The plot develops at a rather slow pace and manages to keep the readers waiting for something to happen. The initial part of the book up to almost 30% is more of a chatty conversation between the two girls, where a bond is being developed. It is more character driven than plot driven. The language is lucid & understandable. The characters instigate the right feelings in you for them as a reader. I for one disliked both the girls, Kay a little less as she definitely put in efforts to build a future for her son, but her selfishness towards her parents is worth the hate. Tia’s character is the one subjected to psychological scrutiny for us. The title suits the story & is justified only at the end which I appreciate. The cover is equally intriguing.
It was a good read for me.
Thank you @DamppebblesBTs for having me onboard!