Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth


A mother's love is constant no matter what, and Alice definitely has a mother's never-ending love for her daughter Zoe.

Alice and Zoe are close and even closer than a mother and daughter normally are because Alice does not have a husband or any family, and obviously Zoe has no father.

Zoe ​along with the absence of family and friends ​has a social anxiety disorder​ that causes more worry for Alice and deeply affects Zoe.  When Alice finds out she has ovarian cancer, the exact cancer that caused her mother's death, her worry about Zoe is even more stressful.


We follow Alice and Zoe as they struggle through the battle of cancer treatments and resolving Zoe's anxiety issues. 

During the treatment of her cancer, A​lice makes friends with her social worker, Sonja, and with her nurse, Kate, who also have problems of their own.

The subject matter of THE MOTHER'S PROMISE was a bit of a downer because of the cancer as well as other social problems, but it also was wonderful because of the development of friendships and the concern the characters had for each other.

Alice, Zoe, Kate, and Sonja were warm characters that worked well together, supported each other, and were perfectly portrayed.

THE MOTHER’S PROMISE was beautifully written and pulled you into the story and the lives of the characters as the difficult situations and life issues were addressed.  You can't help but become attached to Zoe and all the characters and cry along with them as the situations escalate.

Ms. Hepworth will again take women’s fiction fans on an emotional ride of real life situations and real emotions.  


Get out the tissue box as you deal with the characters’ feelings and make them your own.

ENJOY!!  4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.



14 comments:

  1. Yes just read another review of this and sounds like tissues are needed. A worthwhile read though and that makes the difference.

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    1. Yes...worthwhile.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathryn.

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  2. I've got this on my Kindle. Thanks for the review.

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  3. I keep hearing this is a tear jerker. It sounds good to me.

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    1. Oh yes...I was sobbing.

      Worth the tears, though.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  4. I just finished reading Bookfan's review of this and between your review and hers I know I want to read this one!

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    1. I think you will like it even though it is very emotional.

      Thanks for stopping, Laura.

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  5. I also read another review of this one, which has been on my list. In fact, I just downloaded the book. The Things We Keep, by this author was one I enjoyed.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You should like the book, Laurel.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  6. I ended up liking it so much more than I expected (after first reading the blurb). I credit the author's gift of storytelling. Loved your review!

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    1. It was a tough read but I enjoyed the book. I fell in love with Zoe...such a sweetheart.

      Thanks for stopping, Mary, and thanks for the comment about your liking my review.

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    1. Very emotional read.

      Thanks for stopping, Carole Rae.

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