Today I am very excited to be included on the blog tour for Emma Bennett’s new book Her Sister’s Baby, which I have an extract of further down the post.
About the Book
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?
She parked her car in the same car park as earlier, though she struggled to find a space now the day was warmer and the beach busier, and walked over to the campervan. It was closed up, but continuing down onto the rocks, and scanning around her, she quickly spied Alana and Samson by the edge of the water, and she wandered down to them.
Samson was crouched down with Alana in his arms, letting her kick her feet in the waves. Alana was giving little shrieks of happy laughter. Sophie almost didn’t join them as they were having so much fun together, she felt bad about intruding, and she was considering heading back up the beach and going to get a coffee to give them some more time, when Samson turned around and, catching sight of her, waved and pointed her out to Alana.
When they reached each other, Sophie was thrilled that Alana held out her arms to have a cuddle with her aunt. Samson handed her over straight away, saying, “I know she’s in the sun, but it was only for a few minutes and she’s got her hat and suncream on.”
“Don’t worry,” said Sophie, “It looks like she’s had a wonderful time.” She couldn’t help doing a surreptitious check to make sure none of Alana’s skin was turning pink. It was fine.
“She didn’t sleep for ages, but she ate all her lunch,” Samson said. “How did your meeting go?”
“Not great,” Sophie admitted. “They weren’t happy for me to work from home or go part-time. I can kind of understand why.”
“What are you going to do?”
“I told my boss I’d have to leave. So I have. I typed out my resignation letter in my office and handed it in straight away. I had a load of holiday still left over, and they were happy for me to use it to see out my notice period.”
“Wow, are you okay with that?”
“I think so. My plan, as far as I have one, is to become self-employed and work from home. I’ve got some contacts I think will use me, but it’ll take a little while to get up and running properly.”
“So are you going to stay living in Natasha’s place?”
“I can’t, it’s owned by the council. I’ve got to have it all cleared out in a couple of weeks. I guess I’ll go back to my flat in London, but I’m going to have to think about moving somewhere cheaper.”
“Well…You could rent it out and move in with me,” said Samson simply.
About the Author
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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Website : http://www.emma-bennet.co.uk/