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If you were offered a chance to cure your child's disease, would you take it?

The Willows have been through a lot. Louise has devoted her life to caring for her disabled youngest daughter. Pete works abroad, almost never seeing his loved ones. Their eldest, Eliza, is burdened by all the secrets she's trying to keep from her overloaded family.

Meanwhile, Patience observes the world while trapped in her own body. She laughs; she cries; she has opinions and knows what she wants. But those who love her most - and make every decision about her life - will never know.

Or will they? When the Willows are offered the opportunity for Patience to take part in a new gene therapy trial to cure her Rett syndrome, they face an impossible dilemma. Are the very real risks worth the chance of the reward, no matter how small?

©2021 Victoria Scott (P)2021 W F Howes

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"An extraordinary novel about love and hope and family and what happens in the space between the words. I adored it." (Kirsten Hesketh, author of Another Us)

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  • 04-03-22

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I found this to be a lovely story but was pulled out into to many chapters it became tedious at times but hat a lovely end.

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  • 11-26-21

Amazing book!

The story is so intriguing and so well written, that I couldn't stop reading (listening) until I finished it.

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  • 03-29-22

Couldn’t put it down!

This book was fantastic, although the story focuses around Patience who is yet invisible in many ways; there are so many other little stories along side.. it really makes you think. There are many ways to interpret the stories of the people in the book. A must read!!