“No judge will ever rule that a child should be taken away from his parents.” My husband’s voice is defiant.
“Even if it turns out we’re not his parents?”Izzy’s eight-year-old son Noah is her whole life. With his long eyelashes, mischievous grin and boundless energy, he’s got her husband Pete’s sunny outlook and Izzy’s curious mind. When they receive a surprise phone call from the fertility center that helped them have Noah, it’s surely nothing to worry about.
But what they learn from that call sends their dreams for their son crashing down around them. Eight years ago, someone made a terrible mistake at the center, and there’s a possibility that precious Noah isn’t actually their child.
Izzy and Pete know that they will fight to keep their beautiful boy at any cost… but if Noah’s parents are out there somewhere, is it right to keep them from their son? When a shocking diagnosis brings things to a head, Izzy must decide what’s right for Noah, even if it means sacrificing the person she loves most in the world…
From a million-copy bestselling author comes a heart-wrenching family dilemma inspired by a true story. If you love Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain and Kerry Fisher, you won’t be able to put this book down.
A Million Dreams is the first book I have read by Dani Atkins and I wasn’t sure exactly what the book would entail as the summary was rather brief. But, when I saw it was an emotional and gripping love story and perfect for fans who love books by Amanda Prowse and Jojo Moyes, well, I just knew I had to read it. Those are some pretty big shoes to fill and I am more than happy to say Dani Atkins really blew me away with a powerful story that encompasses so much between its pages.
This is really a story where you should go in blindly and I really don’t even want to give anything away with my own brief synopsis. One thing is for sure though, Atkin’s has written an emotionally heartbreaking story that will tug on your heartstrings and yet at the same time it is so uplifting and sprinkled with little bits of humor thrown in that made the story flow so easily. Don;t get me wrong this is a heavy book and deals with a lot of issues such as death, sickness, infertility, adversity and also love – the love a child and the love of a partner.
Beth and Izzy are such well written immersive characters and I could not help but like them both equally. They are both so different and yet the same. They both are fighters, but each in a different way. They would do anything for the people they love and it shows over and over again throughout this story. Both Beth and Izzy find themselves in a situation that is rather unusual and it will test them both in ways no one could ever imagine.
A Million Dreams is a thought provoking, heartbreaking and captivating story that will stay with you for a long time even after the last page is read. I highly recommend this beautifully and emotionally written book.
Dani Atkins is an award-winning novelist. Her 2013 debut THEN AND ALWAYS (published as FRACTURED in the UK) has been translated into seventeen languages and has sold more than half a million copies globally.
Dani lives in a small village in the English countryside, in a 300 year old cottage, with her husband, one Siamese cat and a very soppy Border Collie.