She Gets That From Me by Robin Wells **Book Review** @BerkleyPub

Happy Monday book friends!

Are you looking for an uplifting story that will sweep you away from reality for a few hours? Do I have the book for you! This was such a heartwarming hopeful story I absolutely loved it!🌿

My Thoughts

Hopeful and heartwarming. Complicated and messy. Sweet and satisfying. Robin Wells masterfully leaves together this story of family, friendship, and love. Quinn’s Best friend has tragically passed away leaving her the legal guardian of three-year-old Lily. Quinn is more than willing to raise adorable and precocious Lily as her own, but it’s complicated. Lilies great grandmother Margaret is convinced that blood is thicker than water and that Lily needs a blood relative. But lilies father is a sperm donor, someone who did not sign up to be a parent, but that does not stop Margaret. When Zack finds out he has a child he is conflicted and his wife Jessica is livid. The situation is further complicated by the fact that Zack and Jessica have been dealing with infertility issues and have been unable to have their own child. Life is messy, family is complicated, and love is abundant.

What a great book! Quinn was such an amazing character I really wanted everything to work out for her. Lily was beyond adorable. I thought she acted a little older than three, but it worked. Grandma Margaret was frustrating, but as the book progressed I understood her reasons. Zack and Jessica definitely threw a wrench into this happy family. I felt for them because this was such a complicated situation to navigate. The ending was predictable, but it was exactly what I wanted. The perfect little pick me up during these crazy times.

This book in emojis 🍨 👩‍👧 🎂 🧬 🧸 🐱

*** Big thank you to Berkley for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

Quinn never expected that her best friend’s courageous decision to be a single mother by choice would end up transforming her own life in this poignant novel from USA Today best-selling author Robin Wells.  

When Quinn Langston’s best friend unexpectedly passes away, Quinn embraces Brooke’s three-year-old daughter, Lily, and elderly grandmother Margaret as the family she’s always wanted. She’ll do whatever it takes to help them heal, but she didn’t anticipate Lily’s biological father would be part of the plan. Margaret is old-fashioned, though, and she has no compunction about finding a way to reach Lily’s dad, a sperm donor. 

After all, he’s a blood relative, and she believes family should raise family. Zack Bradley doesn’t know what to expect when he finds out he has a child. Sperm donors don’t usually get to meet their…well, he’s not sure what to call Lily yet, but he’s certain he wants to get to know her. There’s just one of problem: He’s about to move to Seattle with his wife, Jessica, who’s undergone multiple infertility treatments, desperately wants a family of her own, and can’t stand the idea of Zack playing daddy to another woman’s child.   

Together, they’ll all learn that the human heart is infinitely expandable and there are many different roads to family. 

Have a lovely day! XOXO Berit🍁

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