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  • “A gripping, emotionally charged story of two sets of parents who could never imagine that their quest for a child could become such an ordeal.”

    Herald Sun

  • Claiming Noah is a compelling novel from a new voice in fiction.”

    Culture Street

  • “This Aussie offering will tug at your heartstrings as it considers the very sensitive issues of infertility, IVF and embryo donation.”

    Styling You

  • “Complex and thought-provoking, Claiming Noah is one of those books that invites opinions and discussions.”

    The Blurb Magazine

  • Claiming Noah is a confronting book that is going to be hard reading for some. I found it to be touching and terrifying, heartbreaking and compassionate.”

    Michelle, Beauty and Lace

  • “This book blew me away. It is such a realistic piece of literature that envelopes some of the most endearing characters I have ever read about.”

    Aussie Bookworm

  • Claiming Noah, from debut author Amanda Ortlepp, tugs on the heartstrings, exploring a modern day dilemma raised by fertility treatments which challenges society’s ideas of motherhood and family.”

    Book’d Out

  • “What Ortlepp does so well is bring the characters to life. She pulls apart their relationships until you’re left with exposed fears, entrenched defensive mechanisms and the everyday push and pull of relationships.”

    The Australian Bookshelf

  • “A tense and twisty page-turner.”

    Write Note Reviews

  • “This book was everything I could ever hope to find from an Aussie author.”

    The Aimless Review

  • Running Against The Tide is a compelling offering by Amanda Ortlepp that cemented my opinion of her as a must read Australian author.”

    Beauty and Lace Book Club

  • "A provocative tale laced with deception, displacement, obsession and resentment."

    Book Muster Down Under


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