Waiting for Sunshine

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‘Who would name a child Sunshine, then give her away?’

Chrissie has always wanted to be a mother. After months of trying to adopt, she and her husband Stuart finally get the news that a little girl named Sunshine is waiting for them.

The child comes to them without a history, and it feels like a fresh start for all of them. But when fragments from Sunshine’s previous life start to intrude on her new one, the little girl’s mysterious past quickly becomes Chrissie’s greatest fear …

Beautiful and compelling, this is a story of hope and love, about finding the perfect family and fighting to keep it, perfect for fans of Dawn French and Ruth Jones

Praise for Jane Sanderson:

‘Fantastic, moving, beautiful’ Daily Mail
‘Nostalgic and poignant’ Fabulous
‘This tender tale of second chances . . . is a nostalgic delight’ Sunday Mirror
‘Beautifully written and a joy to read’ Daily Express
‘Gorgeous . . . guaranteed to make you think’ Prima

© Jane Sanderson 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Critics Review

  • The story, and especially Sunshine herself, crept into my mind and heart and took up residence there. A lovely novel, deftly plotted and emotionally involving

    Laura Barnett, author of no. 1 Sunday Times bestseller The Versions of Us
  • Secrets simmer beneath the surface of this beautifully crafted novel about love, identity and the meaning of family… An absorbing and captivating read, and without doubt a book you’ll want to talk about to all your friends

    Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You
  • This is a profoundly moving, brave and beautifully written story. All the characters, with their fears and foibles, were very real to me. I was desperately hoping fate would be kind to them and couldn’t wait to see how everything would pan out. Jane Sanderson’s writing is clear-sighted and sensitive, and Sunshine completely stole my heart’

    Hazel Prior, author of Away with the Penguins
  • This tender tale of second chances… is a nostalgic delight

    Sunday Mirror on Mix Tape
  • Beautifully written and a joy to read

    Daily Express on Mix Tape

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