Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Celebration of the Paperback Release of THE MOTHER'S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth

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To celebrate the release of the paperback copy of:

THE MOTHER'S PROMISE  


Katie Bassel of St. Martin's has asked that I re-post my review so you can see that you will want to read this touching book by Sally Hepworth.
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And...don't forget about Ms. Hepworth's newest release: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR - publication date is March 6, 2018, and my blog review will be on March 13.


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REVIEW:

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 strugglethrough 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.






19 comments:

  1. I've still got this one to read, its sitting on my shelf so far unloved and lonely!!

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    1. That happens at times.

      It will be loved when you read it. :)

      ENJOY, and thanks for commenting, Kathryn.

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  2. I read and reviewed this one almost a year ago and loved it. But then, I think I've enjoyed everything I've read by Sally Hepworth! I still need to review The Family Next Door, but

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    1. oops....hit 'publish' by mistake! I was going to say I liked this one, too!

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    2. Thanks for commenting, Kim.

      Agreed....all of her books are enjoyable.

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  3. I've been wanting to read this one but it's too emotional for me at this time.

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    1. It is very emotional, Laura.

      HUGS, and thanks for commenting.

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  4. That sounds like a great book. The authors name seems so familiar. I think I've either read a book by her or I have one in my to-read stack.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Angela.

      Yes...the author has written other books.

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  5. I loved A Mother's Promise...and now I'm eager to read The Family Next Door. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. The Family Next Door was good, but it is a bit different from her other books.

      I know you will like it.

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.

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  6. I really thought Sally was an author I had read before, but I only appear to have marked a couple of her previous books for my 'Want To Read' shelf.

    You are obviously a big fan, given that I have previously "liked" your reviews for just about all of her books, so we must have discussed her before.

    'The Family Next Door' sounds right up my street, whereas 'The Mother's Promise' sounds a bit too full on for me, given the recent deaths from cancer of three people known to me!

    Thanks for sharing and letting me know about this author :)

    Yvonne

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    1. The Mother's Promise is a tear jerker.

      The Family Next Door was good, but for me it didn't seem like her normal style.

      Thanks for commenting, Yvonne.

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  7. I have this book on my TBR and just added The Family Next Door. Thank you for the recommendation!

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    1. ENJOY when you read them, Cheryl.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  8. This was such a good novel! Looking forward to her new one.

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    1. It was good.

      Her new one is a bit different but good.

      Thanks for commenting, Mary.

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    1. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Carole Rae.

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