It’s not very often that I run a post on Being Anne that doesn’t include a review, an extract or a guest post – but I really wanted to be part of the blog tour for Only the Lonely by Joanne Nicholson, available for kindle and in paperback via Amazon in the UK and US. My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part.
Joanne’s joined me here twice before with excellent guest posts, back in 2017 – the first was in support of In Another Life (you’ll find it here), the second for the publication of Positive (here), and I’m so sorry that I just couldn’t fit this one into my reading list. But let’s find out a little more…
After Tiffany is orphaned on the night of her 18th birthday, she discovers, as the sole heir to her parents’ estate, she has inherited a frozen embryo from when her parents did IVF to have her. Feeling lost, alone and longing for a sense of family, Tiffany can’t bring herself to destroy or donate the embryo. Instead, she decides to be impregnated with her biological twin.
A legal battle ensues over whether the embryo is a person or property and the ethics of whether it is acceptable to give birth to your own sibling.
Set in Australia, this contemporary fiction novel is full of emotion, dilemmas and unexpected friendships, as Tiffany forges a new life without her parents.
Wishing you every possible success with this one, Joanne!
About the author
Joanne Nicholson is an Australian author who enjoys boating, exercising, reading, writing, music and spending quality time with family and friends.
Joanne’s career began in advertising and marketing. After a hiatus to raise her four children, she owned an indoor play centre, worked in property management and bookkeeping. Joanne gave these up to focus on her passion for writing.
She has published the contemporary women’s fiction novels Intuition, In Another Life and Positive, as well as a YA novel Music Score and several short stories. Her latest novel is Only the Lonely.