The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth

The Mother's Promise

A poignant and breathtaking novel from the author of The Things We Keep and The Secrets of Midwives.All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter, Zoe, have been a family of two, living quietly in Northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe’s father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works—until...

Details The Mother's Promise

TitleThe Mother's Promise
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Griffin
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary

Reviews The Mother's Promise

  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...This is the first novel of Sally Hepworth's that I have read. I absolutely loved it, and now I want to read everything she has written or ever will write.As soon as I read the description of this book I knew I was likely going to be an emotional mess while reading it. Oh and I was right. But while it was emotional and I definitely ugly cried, it's a book that I won't ever for...
  • Mischenko
    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.comThis review may contain spoilers...I discovered this book on Audible and had a free credit, so I added it. This is the first book I've read by Sally Hepworth. I normally like books like this as they sort of remind me of Lifetime movies. I knew it was going to be an emotional ride after reading the blurb. The book starts out with Alice, a mom of a teenage daughter named Zoe. Zoe...
  • Elyse
    This is one of those books with many 'hot-topics' to discuss. Perhaps a 'women's book- group would be best. I'm sure a few 'men' might take to this novel....but my husband wouldn't be one of them. He wonders why I read it. Gotta call a spade a spade: This is definitely 'Women's Fiction'. It seems Cancer is not interesting 'enough' any longer in which to build a story. The more physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual struggles that can be added...
  • James
    4+ of 5 stars to Sally Hepworth's The Mother's Promise, a touching story that will give you a tremendous amount to consider. I received this ARC from St. Martin's Press as a giveaway through Goodreads, choosing it because it had a gripping summary and a similar sentiment as the book I'd recently written. It definitely was worth the read: a ride through your emotions with several eye-opening questions to ponder. Story Alice and her 15-year-old dau...
  • Susanne Strong
    4 Stars.Is it possible to rely solely on someone else and have it be to both of your detriments? Even if you have the tightest bond imaginable and can't imagine hurting the other? What if, in relying solely on each other, you end up enabling each other's behaviors and realize it a little to late to pick up the pieces?In A Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth, Alice Stanhope and her fifteen year old daughter, Zoe, are thick as thieves, the best of f...
  • Cathrine ☯️
    3★A single mother with a life threatening illness and no support community of family or friends is at the heart of this story. Where does she, or any person so alone turn for help? A real life event was the author’s inspiration for choosing this topic. Children or not, I believe this is going to be more of an issue for society in the years ahead and was interested to see where her writing would take it.This is a very easy, comfortable read ab...
  • Karen
    Single mom Alice Stanhope is dying of ovarian cancer. She is raising teenage daughter, Zoe, a girl with a debilitating and chronic anxiety disorder. After Alice receives her grim medical diagnosis, she is forced to make plans for Zoe’s future without her. An emotional and difficult task as Alice never had a support system, no family other than an unreliable alcoholic brother. Enter the caregivers and school friends who become a godsend in Alice...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    This was my first book by Sally Hepworth, and I was instantly struck by her character development. The characters were the center of this book, and each had a life struggle to battle. There were a number of issues tying these sympathetic women together, and isn't that how life is? I can't think of a friend who isn't going through "something" currently. It's life, and it's very real. One question mark for me was that I wasn't so sure about a direc...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    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 o...