#FuturisticFriday review: The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Mother’s Promise

Summary: A new poignant and breathtaking novel from the author of The Things We Keep and The Secrets of Midwives.

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. Continue reading

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Giveaway & Excerpt from The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth

 

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Today, I have some great news for you lucky readers of Traveling With T.

A GIVEAWAY! Yes, a giveaway. And we all know how I feel about a giveaway. But this is even more special: This is Traveling With T’s first INTERNATIONAL giveaway. Thanks to the fab Katie @ St. Martin’s- I have 2 copies to give to 2 lucky folks!

I am STOKED! Seriously! Jazz hands are a-flailing over here!

Ok, before I get too carried away- there is more! The Chapter 1 excerpt! Just in case you weren’t sure about reading The Secrets of Midwives- this excerpt (especially the last line) will make your mind up!

So, quick, fast and in a hurry- go read the excerpt and enter the giveaway! Continue reading

The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth

 

 

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Secrets of Midwives

Neva, a young midwife who works at a birthing center. Neva gets to experience the magic of bringing a baby into the world- but also being close enough to doctors- on the off chance there is a problem. For Neva, this is the way she chooses to be a midwife.

However, Neva comes from 2 previous generations of midwives. Floss, her grandmother, became a midwife in England, then moved to the United States- with a baby. Grace is more hippie like- with her crunchy, Earthy ways. Neva learned from the 2 previous generations.  Continue reading

{Audio Clip & Giveaway} The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth

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Ya’ll!!!!!!! I’m so excited. Like super excited! So, you know that St. Martin’s is really doing a bang-up job of promoting THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES by Sally Hepworth- a book that deserves the praise and the promotion!

So, on Tuesday (the pub day of THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES) Traveling With T is having a giveaway of the book. But, just an hour ago, I got an email……… And you are going to be so happy! Continue reading