“The Mother’s Promise” by Sally Hepworth

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“The Mother’s Promise” by Sally Hepworth

Review by Linda Zagon (lzagon@yahoo.com)

 

I would like to thank St. Martin’s Press and MacMillan Publishing for the Advanced Reader’s Edition of “The Mother’s Promise” by Sally Hepworth. The genre of this book is women’s fiction.

Wow!! Kudos to Sally Hepworth for this amazing reading treasure! I can appreciate the author’s research for medical matters and care. In addition, I find that the author’s descriptions of her characters are fantastic.

This is a very emotional read, so make sure that you have a box of Kleenex tissues. I did laugh at times, I cried at times. I didn’t want the story to end.

The characters in this novel revolve around Alice, a single mom and her daughter Zoe. The two have a unique relationship. Zoe is a fifteen year old girl with social anxiety disorder, and panic attacks. Alice works as a home health aid, and makes sure to be there whenever Zoe needs her. Zoe is extremely dependent on her mother. There is no support system for Alice and Zoe. Alice is always there when Zoe needs her.

When Alice gets sick, Kate , a nurse and Sonja, a social worker get involved . Kate and Sonja are complex characters with conflicted lives.

Sally Hepwoth writes about fear,weakness, strength, optimism, hope, trust,friendship,family and love.

I would highly recommend this touching and emotional novel.

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