Katherine has spent her entire life striving for perfection—obsessing over her spotless home, maintaining her pristine reputation, building her perfect family. After seven difficult years of trying (and failing) to conceive, Katherine gives birth to Rose, her IVF miracle child, but Rose’s pale skin doesn’t match Katherine’s complexion, and an irritating doubt begins to grow in Katherine’s mind. Tess never got the happy ending she wanted. She underwent IVF at the same clinic as Katherine, but after finally conceiving, Tess’s daughter was stillborn, leaving Tess consumed with grief. Shortly before Rose’s first birthday, Katherine and Tess get a call from the fertility clinic: Their eggs were switched.
With themes of racial identity, loss, and betrayal, Hold My Girl is an emotional novel that will leave you contemplating: What makes a mother?