The Mother's Promise

The Mother's Promise

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This is the story of a single mother who is dying, a troubled teenaged daughter who is battling her own demons and two women who come into their lives at the most critical moment. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets - secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family. Imbued with heart and humour in even the darkest moments, this is an unforgettable novel about the power of love and forgiveness.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781250077752
1250077753
Characteristics: x, 368 pages ;,25 cm.

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GarsonLibraryTina Jul 27, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. For the most part, aside from the fact that it was about a mother with cancer, it was a fairly light and enjoyable read. It was light without being "fluff", though. I liked that the story was told from four different character's perspectives: the mother, Alice; her teenage daughter, Zoe; her nurse, Kate; and her social worker, Sonja. The story was realistic and it made me feel as though I was reading about people I could easily know and identify with. And the ending ... well, let's just say, there were definite tears. A very enjoyable read!

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