My Secret Sister by Lauren Westwood & Special Giveaway!

My Secret Sister was published two months ago and already has an overall 4.5 star review on and a 4.3 star rating on Goodreads. I’m so happy to bring you this book on the first day of Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour. Please check out the other stops starting today through the 17th of November for more insights. Please keep reading because I have a special giveaway opportunity at the end.

Back cover description

Two DNA tests, one big lie…

“As I speed off in the ambulance holding my daughter’s hand, I wonder how I could have been so stupid. I should have made the bargain, paid the price – anything to avoid being right here, right now. 

A voice whispers in my head that I can’t silence. This is all your fault. You killed her. It’s her voice, the one I hear in my nightmares. The woman who stole my memories, the woman who stole my life. And, this time, I know she’s right.”

How far would you go to save your child?

Claire is living every mother’s worst nightmare. Her daughter, Jess, has been diagnosed with a rare illness and desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. With no match on the registry, Claire turns to a charismatic geneticist for help and embarks on a Genetic Journey to seek a familial match for her daughter.

On the other side of the country, Marianne suffers her eighth miscarriage. Her perfect life is rotting underneath, but she is determined to do whatever it takes to have a baby.

When DNA test results reveal that Claire and Marianne are half-sisters, Claire must face the dark lies of the past and make impossible choices about the future. Is her secret sister the answer to her prayers, or will she cost her everything?

My Secret Sister is a tense and emotional family drama with a moral dilemma at its heart. Fans of Liane Moriarty, Jodi Picoult, and John Marrs' The One will be gripped.


Two women on opposite sides of the country are connected in a way they never knew. They are both looking for a close family relation, one to save her daughter and one to have a child. Both are mothers that will do anything to protect their children. What I loved about this book was the honest writing. Lauren takes you on an emotional journey with these two women. Their home lives are not perfect. Their husbands have given up on them. But through it all they keep going for their children.

I really enjoyed the premise of the story and the ending. It was unexpected but fit the book perfectly.

Author Info and prior books

Lauren Westwood’s books explore the darkness and the light of the human spirit, and take you on an emotional journey. My Sister’s Secret is a tense and emotional drama about a mother’s race against time to save her daughter’s life. My Mother's Silence is a gripping and romantic drama about homecoming and family secrets set in the wild Scottish highlands. It was shortlisted for the Jackie Collins Romantic Thriller Award 2020. The Daughter She Lost is a dark journey of self-discovery and overcoming the secrets of the past. Her holiday romance Moonlight on the Thames is a love story to classical music and the healing power of love. It was a bestseller in urban fiction and top 100 Kindle book. Her first three novels: Finding Home, Finding Secrets and Finding Dreams all feature mysterious old houses and intelligent, feisty contemporary heroines who set out to unravel the mysteries of the past. Lauren also writes award winning children’s books as Laurel Remington. Lauren is originally from California, and now live in Surrey, UK with her partner and three daughters.


Now for a very special giveaway.  Click below to be entered to win one of five electronic copies of My Secret Sister!

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  1. Thank you for being part of the blog tour and for the lovely review of My Secret Sister. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. Just to let your readers know, the book is on a special Kindle Countdown promotion this week - so grab your copy now or one for a gift! Best wishes, Lauren x


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