Throwback Thursday – All She Ever Wanted by Rosalind Noonan


Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.

My choice for this week is: 

All She Ever Wanted by Rosalind Noonan


Published December 24th 2012 by Kensington


Book Description:

For years, Chelsea Maynard has longed to be a mother. She’s imagined caring for a new baby in the lovely house she shares with her husband, Leo, fondly planning every detail. But after a difficult birth, those dreams of blissful bonding evaporate. Chelsea battles sleep deprivation and feelings of isolation. Little Annabelle cries constantly, and Chelsea has dark visions fueled by exhaustion and self-doubt. Her sister, Emma, insists she gets help for post-partum depression, but Chelsea’s doctor dismisses her worries as self-indulgent.

 Doubting her ability to parent–even doubting her own sanity–Chelsea is close to collapse. Then an unthinkable crisis hits. And suddenly, Chelsea is compelled to face both the fragility and resilience of life, and the extraordinary depths of love.

 With uncompromising candor and clarity, acclaimed author Rosalind Noonan creates a mesmerizing novel that is gripping, heart-wrenching, and unforgettably poignant.


My Thoughts:

New mother, Chelsea Maynard has been overwhelmed and exhausted since her daughter Annabelle’s birth. She’s also emotional with frequent mood swings. She’s never felt like this before…she knows she’s not behaving as a normal healthy new mother would.

Then…every parent’s worst nightmare and Chelsea can’t seem to remember what happened.

 “All She Ever Wanted” is a heart-wrenching and emotional read that deals with some very important issues. Well-written with an intriguing storyline; it grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go.


Highly recommended!

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