Love’s Child by Lizzie Chantree
I have read several books by Lizzie Chantree and always enjoyed them, Love’s Child was no different. This is a fabulous, feel good book with an amazingly satisfying twist at the end.
The story in Love’s Child revolves around David Love and his pregnant girlfriend, Tilly. They have everything the wealthy socialite Jemima Trent wants. She is desperate to have a designer baby to keep up with her fancy friends and regain the spark of love with her busy, handsome husband, Lucas. Jemima also yearns to get some respect from her domineering father Edward.
The population is in decline because the number of women able to conceive each year is falling, but no one seems to know why. Edward’s company scientist, Dr Cole, believes that the answer can be found in David and Tilly’s warehouse where they have featured in the newspapers because they have turned so many youngsters’ lives around.
Dr Cole’s violent and callous employer, Edward, will stop at nothing to discover the reason behind David and Tilly’s success after he discovers that the girls at the warehouse are able to fall pregnant easily.
Jemima finally tries to step out of her father’s shadow, but discovers that she is more like him than she could ever imagine. David and Tilly vow to keep their secret, but the lessons of the past must be learned and the world needs to become ready for their truth.
This is an excellent novel which is both sensitive and powerful. It would be a great book group read because it would lend itself to varied conversation on the themes and the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed Love’s Child and highly recommend it.
Award-winning inventor and author, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now works as a business mentor and runs a popular networking hour on social media, where creatives can support to each other.
She writes books full of friendship and laughter, that are about women with unusual and adventurous businesses, who are far stronger than they realise. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex. Visit her website at http://www.lizziechantree.com or follow her on Twitter @Lizzie_Chantree