Charlotte Nicholls can hardly believe it, but it seems she’s landed in paradise. Living in a cottage in a shady cove on the beautiful Bay of Islands, surrounded by the splendor of New Zealand, Charlotte revels in her new life. She and her nearly four-year-old daughter, Chloe, have started over, with the help of Charlotte’s birth mother, Anna, who has recently reentered Charlotte’s life after a twenty-six-year absence. Little Chloe is thriving in her new home, and despite lingering effects from a terrible trauma Chloe has suffered, Charlotte is hopeful that love will pull her through. And though their relationship is tentative, Charlotte and Anna are slowly rebuilding their trust after nearly a lifetime apart.
But the horrors of the past—both recent and long buried—are never far from Charlotte’s mind. And then their idyll is suddenly shattered, as a series of events is set in motion that Charlotte can neither control nor comprehend. It will take all of Charlotte’s strength to keep her little family together, in the face of a world that will do everything it can to tear them apart.
Is it okay to do something illegal even if you have good intentions? Charlotte Nicholls has landed in paradise with her three year old daughter Chloe. She has reconnected with the mother who gave her up as a toddler. She has found new friends and family. Chloe is healing from a trauma in her life, but the horrors of the past have come back to haunt her. Will she be able to keep her family together?
This book was amazing and so well written, it starts off giving you such a beautiful visual description of New Zealand that I felt like I was actually there. You will not want to put this book down. Susan Lewis has created such rich characters, you will find yourself crying at the injustice of our Social Service systems.You also will find yourself falling in love with Chloe and praying that she heals, You also will be rooting for Charlotte and her mother to make peace with each other and find out what it means to be mother and daughter. Don't let me go is a must read,Be warned it will tug on your heart strings.