Hello readers! It’s my stop during the blog tour for Her Sister’s Baby by Emma Bennet. Check out the details of this book about emotional journey of Sophie in this post.
Her Sister’s Baby by Emma Bennet
Publication Day : 1st June 2021
Publisher : Spellbound Books Ltd
Page Count : TBC
A beautiful and emotional page turner about , loss , promises and finding love in the most unexpected of places
Woken in the middle of the night by the horrific news that her estranged sister has been killed in a fatal car crash, Sophie abruptly finds herself guardian to a niece, Alana, she never knew existed. The baby gives Sophie a way to cope with her grief, and a new focus to her life, but the unexpected appearance of Samson, Alana’s father, wanting his daughter to now live with him, threatens to destroy Sophie’s newly formed family.
Can Sophie and the seemingly feckless Samson, reach a compromise, or will Sophie be forced to give up her sister’s baby?
Her attention wasn’t really focussed on either the baby or the scrambled egg and toast she was making; it was on the pile of papers on the counter next to her. Or rather on trying to pretend it didn’t exist. They’d sat there since yesterday when she’d tried to deal with them all, but had broken down in tears. The post mortem results had returned from the coroner. Her sister’s body was with the undertaker. And the papers represented all that was left to organise to tie up Natasha’s too short life.
Sophie received at least some solace from the post-mortem results: Natasha hadn’t been drunk the night she died. Though Sophie now felt terribly guilty that she’d assumed alcohol had played a major part in what had happened. It turned out Natasha had swerved suddenly, presumably to avoid something. Her death had been a terrible accident.
Nothing could be said to ‘console’ about any of it, but at least Natasha had crashed into the barrier: there was no-one else involved, no one else injured, or, thank goodness, killed. Tears filled her eyes as Sophie glanced down at her niece; she was eternally thankful Alana hadn’t been in the car.
After lunch, Sophie forced herself to return to organising the funeral. She hadn’t discovered any savings of Natasha’s, and felt rather uncomfortable going through her sister’s paperwork; so she would pay for the funeral and wake out of her own money. Most of the logistics had been sorted out, but the big problem was working out who to invite.
She hadn’t seen Natasha for so long, and they hadn’t been close for even longer. Sophie had no idea who her friends were. The only family she and her sister had were each other. She’d contacted a few old family friends, who’d expressed their condolences, but most wouldn’t be attending the funeral. Sophie hadn’t been able to find an address book anywhere, so the next step was going through Natasha’s phone she supposed, something she had a particular loathing to do. More than anything else, it felt like such an invasion of privacy. Not that that mattered now, but it felt so wrong, so intrusive. It was different from turning the phone on at the hospital to discover who’d been trying to get hold of her; this was delving into the most personal part of her sister’s life, a life Sophie hadn’t been part of.
Emma grew up and lived in London, before falling in love and moving to Wales to marry her own hero. Emma now lives with her husband, 4 children, and many animals a few miles outside of a small Welsh market town. She can often be found in rivers attempting to control two overexcited chocolate labradors.
Emma likes (in no particular order): cake, books, Cary Grant films, prosecco, chocolate, guinea pigs, knitting, quilting and happily ever afters!
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