UPDATE – THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner Natalie B. from Georgia!

I’m hosting a book giveaway this month on my Facebook Author Page, and this book is one you won’t want to miss. HOLD MY GIRL by Charlene Carr is a deeply compelling story of two mothers whose eggs are switched during IVF and the emotional fallout that ensues.

I was lucky enough to read an advance copy and I loved, loved, loved this emotionally complex and riveting page-turner.

As of now, HOLD MY GIRL is only available in Canada, the UK, and Australia/New Zealand, but if you live in the US, you can pre-order the book for its upcoming release in October. That’s what makes this giveaway so special. It’s a very advance copy if you are in the US. (The book is autographed, and incidentally, it’s already been optioned for film and TV rights.)

I can’t recommend the book highly enough. Here’s the full description:

For fans of Jodi Picoult, Kate Hewitt and Ashley Audrain, a heart-wrenching novel about two women whose eggs are switched during IVF.

Katherine is a woman full of obsessions. Everything clean, everything perfect, all the time. After seven years of trying—and failing—to conceive, she finally gives birth to Rose, her IVF miracle child. But she’s afraid that Rose may not be her daughter; her pale skin doesn’t match Katherine’s own.

Tess never got her happy ending. She took on IVF alongside Katherine and a group of hopeful mothers, but her daughter, Hanna, was stillborn. After a series of poor choices, she’s divorced, broke and stuck in a job that’s below her skill set.

Ten months later, Katherine and Tess get a call from the fertility clinic that reveals shocking news: the two women’s eggs were switched. While Katherine’s perfect life beings to crumble around her, for Tess it’s the glimmer of hope she needs to get her life back on track. But it will take a custody battle to decide who deserves to be Rose’s mother, a battle that will push both women to the brink.

With themes of racial identity, loss and betrayal, this emotional novel centred around a difficult moral question beautifully explores the complexities of motherhood.


Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

Visit my Facebook Author Page and leave a comment on the post with the above image.

If you’re not on Facebook, enter my February giveaway here on my website for a signed print edition of A FIRE SPARKLING and your entry in that giveaway will also be included in the draw for HOLD MY GIRL.

Or do both for a chance to win either of those books!

This giveaway is open to readers worldwide. Deadline to enter is February 28, 2023. Winner will be notified by email or Facebook Messenger.

If you’re in Canada, you can purchase HOLD MY GIRL today at the following retailers:

Chapters/Indigo | Kobo | Apple Books | Amazon.CA