Thursday, June 6, 2013

He Belongs to Me by Theresa Rizzo

He Belongs to Me is a love story . . . a tale of betrayal and deception and of a young mother's determination to recover what belongs to her.

Forced to leave her baby and tricked into relinquishing her parental rights, four years later Catherine Boyd is back and she'll do anything to regain custody of her son--even reconcile with the husband falsely accused of killing their son's twin.

All in the name of love for a little boy, generations of pain and tragedy are exposed in a courtroom drama.

Sandie's Review:

I ummm.....hmmmmm....uhhhh....Dee??? I am going to pull myself together for this and write this out. *deep breaths*

This book has really touched me in a way that I don't know if I can fully describe. Being a mother and going through an almost situation as I type this is really hard. I said ALMOST not exact LOL.....Ok let me get through this and I am sorry if I cry while doing this review and I can't express the greatness of this book.

We have Catherine Boyd who was married to Thomas, 4 yrs earlier they had went their separate ways. A tragedy regarding their children. They had twins Drew and Robert (Bobby). Robert stopped breathing in his sleep one night. Just going through all this put a strain in the relationship. They were young.

All of this is hard on Catherine so she does something that she feels is best for Drew and really I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND HER!! She leaves Drew in the care of her parents so that she can finish college. When she returns for her son her parents, which are far from nice will not let her have her son back....This is where I get emotional just thinking of all this because, I never knew ppl could be so cruel and evil. Especially being "family" Then things in my own personal life transpired this past week that really had me connect with this book on such a deeper level, I didn't think was possible. *deep breaths*

Catherine does what she has to in order to get her son back, contacts a lawyer to help her....gets back in contact with her ex....its not an easy road but I feel so strongly for her, she is a mother that will go and do whatever it takes to get her son back.

Thomas comes back into the picture and he and Catherine decide to errr "fake" a relationship for the courts in order to get their son back from her controlling parents. During the course of this trial things from the past are brought out. Secrets are told, deep scars re-opened and bleed out, I mean its like that train wreck you can't keep your eyes away from.

I don't really want to go into much further detail as you all know I do not do spoilers and I feel so strongly about the emotions brought forth from this book. So i would really you all read the book and find out how the story unfolds, secrets that come out, and relationships formed.For that reason, I gave this book 4 hearts.

About Theresa:
Theresa Rizzo is an award-winning author who writes emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships
and families through real-life trials. 

Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she currently lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty years. She’s raised four wonderful children who are now scattered across the country.

You find Theresa On the Web on her websitefacebooktwitter, or goodreads.

You can purchase He Belongs To Me on Amazon for paperbackAmazon for kindleAmazon CAB & N, and the iBookstore.


  1. Sandie,
    Thank you for the great review and I'm very sorry if it stirred painful memories for you. Hopefully you'll find your own happy ending. I do believe in the power of love and good intentions.

    1. Oh no its fine, I love when I am able to connect with a book on that type of level. Makes it more real for me. So thank you for this :)