The Swallow’s Nest by Emilie Richards
June 13, 2017
Contemporary Fiction/Women’s Fiction
Three women fight for the chance to raise the child they’ve all come to love
When Lilia Swallow’s husband, Graham, goes into remission after a challenging year of treatment for lymphoma, the home and lifestyle blogger throws a party. Their best friends and colleagues attend to celebrate his recovery, but just as the party is in full swing, a new guest arrives. She presents Lilia with a beautiful baby boy, and vanishes.
Toby is Graham’s darkest secret—his son, conceived in a moment of despair. Lilia is utterly unprepared for the betrayal the baby represents, and perhaps more so for the love she begins to feel once her shock subsides. Now this unasked-for precious gift becomes a life changer for three women: Lilia, who takes him into her home and heart; Marina, who bore and abandoned him until circumstance and grief changed her mind; and Ellen, who sees in him a chance to correct the mistakes she made with her own son, Toby’s father.
A custody battle begins, and each would-be mother must examine her heart, confront her choices and weigh her dreams against the fate of one vulnerable little boy. Each woman will redefine family, belonging and love—and the results will alter the course of not only their lives, but also the lives of everyone they care for.
Linked forever by a man who had tricked them both; a sorrow that became a joy.
The newest captivating novel from Emilie Richards draws you deeply into the lives of three women who want custody of a little boy. It’s an emotional read covering betrayal, illness, death, friendship, suppressed love, and inner strength. Each woman faces different circumstances and Richards was able to bring out my sympathy for each woman as the layers were uncovered. This is a wonderfully written novel. The Sparrow’s Nest is a novel that will you need to sit, relax, read and soak up the words. One of the best women’s fiction I have read in quite some time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Emilie Richards’s many novels feature complex characterizations and in-depth explorations of social issues. Both are a result of her training and experience as a family counselor, which contribute to her fascination with relationships of all kinds. Emilie and her husband enjoy dividing their time between the Florida Gulf Coast and Chautauqua County, New York.