Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"Waiting on" Wednesday: The Mother's Promise

"Waiting on" Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

The Mother's Promise
Sally Hepworth
Expected publication date: February 21, 2017
With every book, Sally Hepworth becomes more and more known for her searing emotional portraits of families—and the things that test their bonds. In The Mother’s Promise, she delivers her most powerful novel yet: the story of a single mother who is dying, the troubled teenaged daughter who is battling her own demons, and the two women who come into their lives at the most critical moment. Alice and her daughter Zoe have been a family of two all their lives. 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 it doesn’t. Until Alice gets sick and is given a grim prognosis.

Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers, but who are her only hope: Kate, her oncology nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. 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 humor in even the darkest moments, The Mother’s Promise is an unforgettable novel about the power of love and forgiveness. - from Goodreads


  1. I have heard of this author before, but have yet to read one of her books. This one sounds right up my alley. I love books that have family as a theme. I hope that you enjoy it! :)

    1. Thank you! I was actually lucky enough to get an ARC of this one, so I'll be reading it soon!

  2. I haven't seen this book before, but it sounds interesting!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  3. Didn't know this one, but I love family-themed books. Great pick!

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    1. Thanks! I just started it and unfortunately, it's a little meh right now; I'm hoping it will get better!

  5. This one is new for me but it sounds really intriguing! Thanks for sharing.


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