The Mother's Promise

The Mother's Promise

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

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Title:The Mother's Promise
Author:Sally Hepworth
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1250077753
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Mother's Promise Reviews

  • Janine
    Jul 17, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

    I loved The Secrets of the Midwives by Sally, and was not disappointed in her latest offering. Such a powerful story about people who all have issues to deal with. So many situations were dealt with in this book, social phobia, infertility, abuse, alcoholism, terminal illness, first lo...

  • Melissa
    Jan 05, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

  • Elyse
    May 02, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

  • Amy
    Mar 01, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

    I loved The Secrets of the Midwives by Sally, and was not disappointed in her latest offering. Such a powerful story about people who all have issues to deal with. So many situations were dealt with in this book, social phobia, infertility, abuse, alcoholism, terminal illness, first lo...

    *I won a copy of The Mother's Promise in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first work of Sally Hepworth's that I have read (I have The Things We Keep but haven't read it yet), and now I am making it a goal to read everything of hers. So many issues were tackled in this novel, making...

    Great women's fiction! I highly recommend this touching story of a Momma who gets diagnosed with cancer, and her teenage daughter who suffers from anxiety disorder. Their lives are touched by a nurse and a social worker who come to their aide. Sally Hepworth is an author I've become ...

    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...

    Heartfelt. Emotional. Thought-provoking. ?The Mother?s Promise? is all that and more. It?s the story of Alice Stanhope, a single mother who has just received a cancer diagnosis. Alice has a fifteen year old daughter, Zoe, who suffers from social anxiety disorder. The father is ...

    This is one of those beautiful, heartfelt novels that make you feel something as well as explore various situations that can make you think about life in a new way. In this novel, there are several things happening ? a single mother facing a horrible health prognosis, a teenager faci...

  • Mischenko
    May 13, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

  • Laurel-Rain
    Mar 13, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

    I loved The Secrets of the Midwives by Sally, and was not disappointed in her latest offering. Such a powerful story about people who all have issues to deal with. So many situations were dealt with in this book, social phobia, infertility, abuse, alcoholism, terminal illness, first lo...

    *I won a copy of The Mother's Promise in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first work of Sally Hepworth's that I have read (I have The Things We Keep but haven't read it yet), and now I am making it a goal to read everything of hers. So many issues were tackled in this novel, making...

    Great women's fiction! I highly recommend this touching story of a Momma who gets diagnosed with cancer, and her teenage daughter who suffers from anxiety disorder. Their lives are touched by a nurse and a social worker who come to their aide. Sally Hepworth is an author I've become ...

    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...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Feb 08, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

  • Karen
    Feb 21, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

  • Maureen
    Jan 18, 2018

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

  • Susanne Strong
    Feb 17, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

  • Susan Johnson
    Feb 13, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

  • Sally Hepworth
    Apr 22, 2016

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

  • Jessica
    Jan 29, 2018

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

    I loved The Secrets of the Midwives by Sally, and was not disappointed in her latest offering. Such a powerful story about people who all have issues to deal with. So many situations were dealt with in this book, social phobia, infertility, abuse, alcoholism, terminal illness, first lo...

    *I won a copy of The Mother's Promise in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first work of Sally Hepworth's that I have read (I have The Things We Keep but haven't read it yet), and now I am making it a goal to read everything of hers. So many issues were tackled in this novel, making...

    Great women's fiction! I highly recommend this touching story of a Momma who gets diagnosed with cancer, and her teenage daughter who suffers from anxiety disorder. Their lives are touched by a nurse and a social worker who come to their aide. Sally Hepworth is an author I've become ...

    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...

    Heartfelt. Emotional. Thought-provoking. ?The Mother?s Promise? is all that and more. It?s the story of Alice Stanhope, a single mother who has just received a cancer diagnosis. Alice has a fifteen year old daughter, Zoe, who suffers from social anxiety disorder. The father is ...

    This is one of those beautiful, heartfelt novels that make you feel something as well as explore various situations that can make you think about life in a new way. In this novel, there are several things happening ? a single mother facing a horrible health prognosis, a teenager faci...

    3.5* An enjoyable read, albeit a heavy one. I thought the POVs from the four female MCs (Alice, Zoe, Kate & Sonja) worked well & the story flowed fairly easily. While I didn't have any particularly strong feelings for any of these characters, I didn't abhor them & could...

    Special Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read "The Mother's Promise" in return for a fair and honest review. Kudos to Sally Hepworth for this extraordinary story!! For 15 years it has been Alice and her daughter, Zoe. Alice, being a single mom dev...

    *Review to come. ...

    4.5 STARS - I have read Sally Hepworth's first two books (The Secrets of Midwives and The Things We Keep) and her writing and characterizations just keep getting better and better! Her latest bookish offering is an emotional, compulsive read that focuses on the bonds between women - es...

    All my reviews can be found at: http://www.jessicasreadingroom.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is quite a novel. Alice and her teenage daughter Zoe have been on their own for Zoe?s entire life: They have no one else. Alice then gets sick and they need help. Kate and Sonja...

  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Apr 05, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

    I loved The Secrets of the Midwives by Sally, and was not disappointed in her latest offering. Such a powerful story about people who all have issues to deal with. So many situations were dealt with in this book, social phobia, infertility, abuse, alcoholism, terminal illness, first lo...

    *I won a copy of The Mother's Promise in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first work of Sally Hepworth's that I have read (I have The Things We Keep but haven't read it yet), and now I am making it a goal to read everything of hers. So many issues were tackled in this novel, making...

    Great women's fiction! I highly recommend this touching story of a Momma who gets diagnosed with cancer, and her teenage daughter who suffers from anxiety disorder. Their lives are touched by a nurse and a social worker who come to their aide. Sally Hepworth is an author I've become ...

    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...

    Heartfelt. Emotional. Thought-provoking. ?The Mother?s Promise? is all that and more. It?s the story of Alice Stanhope, a single mother who has just received a cancer diagnosis. Alice has a fifteen year old daughter, Zoe, who suffers from social anxiety disorder. The father is ...

    This is one of those beautiful, heartfelt novels that make you feel something as well as explore various situations that can make you think about life in a new way. In this novel, there are several things happening ? a single mother facing a horrible health prognosis, a teenager faci...

    3.5* An enjoyable read, albeit a heavy one. I thought the POVs from the four female MCs (Alice, Zoe, Kate & Sonja) worked well & the story flowed fairly easily. While I didn't have any particularly strong feelings for any of these characters, I didn't abhor them & could...

    Special Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read "The Mother's Promise" in return for a fair and honest review. Kudos to Sally Hepworth for this extraordinary story!! For 15 years it has been Alice and her daughter, Zoe. Alice, being a single mom dev...

    *Review to come. ...

    4.5 STARS - I have read Sally Hepworth's first two books (The Secrets of Midwives and The Things We Keep) and her writing and characterizations just keep getting better and better! Her latest bookish offering is an emotional, compulsive read that focuses on the bonds between women - es...

  • Inge
    Jan 29, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

  • James
    Oct 18, 2016

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

  • Carole
    Mar 19, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

    I loved The Secrets of the Midwives by Sally, and was not disappointed in her latest offering. Such a powerful story about people who all have issues to deal with. So many situations were dealt with in this book, social phobia, infertility, abuse, alcoholism, terminal illness, first lo...

    *I won a copy of The Mother's Promise in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first work of Sally Hepworth's that I have read (I have The Things We Keep but haven't read it yet), and now I am making it a goal to read everything of hers. So many issues were tackled in this novel, making...

    Great women's fiction! I highly recommend this touching story of a Momma who gets diagnosed with cancer, and her teenage daughter who suffers from anxiety disorder. Their lives are touched by a nurse and a social worker who come to their aide. Sally Hepworth is an author I've become ...

  • Susan Peterson
    Jan 01, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

  • Vicki
    Feb 07, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

    I loved The Secrets of the Midwives by Sally, and was not disappointed in her latest offering. Such a powerful story about people who all have issues to deal with. So many situations were dealt with in this book, social phobia, infertility, abuse, alcoholism, terminal illness, first lo...

    *I won a copy of The Mother's Promise in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first work of Sally Hepworth's that I have read (I have The Things We Keep but haven't read it yet), and now I am making it a goal to read everything of hers. So many issues were tackled in this novel, making...

    Great women's fiction! I highly recommend this touching story of a Momma who gets diagnosed with cancer, and her teenage daughter who suffers from anxiety disorder. Their lives are touched by a nurse and a social worker who come to their aide. Sally Hepworth is an author I've become ...

    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...

    Heartfelt. Emotional. Thought-provoking. ?The Mother?s Promise? is all that and more. It?s the story of Alice Stanhope, a single mother who has just received a cancer diagnosis. Alice has a fifteen year old daughter, Zoe, who suffers from social anxiety disorder. The father is ...

  • Judy Collins
    Feb 19, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

  • Bill Kupersmith
    Apr 10, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

  • Brooke
    Apr 12, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

    I loved The Secrets of the Midwives by Sally, and was not disappointed in her latest offering. Such a powerful story about people who all have issues to deal with. So many situations were dealt with in this book, social phobia, infertility, abuse, alcoholism, terminal illness, first lo...

    *I won a copy of The Mother's Promise in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first work of Sally Hepworth's that I have read (I have The Things We Keep but haven't read it yet), and now I am making it a goal to read everything of hers. So many issues were tackled in this novel, making...

    Great women's fiction! I highly recommend this touching story of a Momma who gets diagnosed with cancer, and her teenage daughter who suffers from anxiety disorder. Their lives are touched by a nurse and a social worker who come to their aide. Sally Hepworth is an author I've become ...

    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...

    Heartfelt. Emotional. Thought-provoking. ?The Mother?s Promise? is all that and more. It?s the story of Alice Stanhope, a single mother who has just received a cancer diagnosis. Alice has a fifteen year old daughter, Zoe, who suffers from social anxiety disorder. The father is ...

    This is one of those beautiful, heartfelt novels that make you feel something as well as explore various situations that can make you think about life in a new way. In this novel, there are several things happening ? a single mother facing a horrible health prognosis, a teenager faci...

    3.5* An enjoyable read, albeit a heavy one. I thought the POVs from the four female MCs (Alice, Zoe, Kate & Sonja) worked well & the story flowed fairly easily. While I didn't have any particularly strong feelings for any of these characters, I didn't abhor them & could...

  • Deanna
    Mar 17, 2017

    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 kne...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Nov 20, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

    I loved The Secrets of the Midwives by Sally, and was not disappointed in her latest offering. Such a powerful story about people who all have issues to deal with. So many situations were dealt with in this book, social phobia, infertility, abuse, alcoholism, terminal illness, first lo...

    *I won a copy of The Mother's Promise in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first work of Sally Hepworth's that I have read (I have The Things We Keep but haven't read it yet), and now I am making it a goal to read everything of hers. So many issues were tackled in this novel, making...

    Great women's fiction! I highly recommend this touching story of a Momma who gets diagnosed with cancer, and her teenage daughter who suffers from anxiety disorder. Their lives are touched by a nurse and a social worker who come to their aide. Sally Hepworth is an author I've become ...

    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...

    Heartfelt. Emotional. Thought-provoking. ?The Mother?s Promise? is all that and more. It?s the story of Alice Stanhope, a single mother who has just received a cancer diagnosis. Alice has a fifteen year old daughter, Zoe, who suffers from social anxiety disorder. The father is ...

    This is one of those beautiful, heartfelt novels that make you feel something as well as explore various situations that can make you think about life in a new way. In this novel, there are several things happening ? a single mother facing a horrible health prognosis, a teenager faci...

    3.5* An enjoyable read, albeit a heavy one. I thought the POVs from the four female MCs (Alice, Zoe, Kate & Sonja) worked well & the story flowed fairly easily. While I didn't have any particularly strong feelings for any of these characters, I didn't abhor them & could...

    Special Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read "The Mother's Promise" in return for a fair and honest review. Kudos to Sally Hepworth for this extraordinary story!! For 15 years it has been Alice and her daughter, Zoe. Alice, being a single mom dev...

    *Review to come. ...

  • Pamela
    May 06, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

  • Cathrine ☯️
    Feb 09, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    May 20, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

  • Laura Rash
    Sep 29, 2016

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

  • Donna
    Apr 17, 2017

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

    I loved The Secrets of the Midwives by Sally, and was not disappointed in her latest offering. Such a powerful story about people who all have issues to deal with. So many situations were dealt with in this book, social phobia, infertility, abuse, alcoholism, terminal illness, first lo...

    *I won a copy of The Mother's Promise in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first work of Sally Hepworth's that I have read (I have The Things We Keep but haven't read it yet), and now I am making it a goal to read everything of hers. So many issues were tackled in this novel, making...

    Great women's fiction! I highly recommend this touching story of a Momma who gets diagnosed with cancer, and her teenage daughter who suffers from anxiety disorder. Their lives are touched by a nurse and a social worker who come to their aide. Sally Hepworth is an author I've become ...

    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...

    Heartfelt. Emotional. Thought-provoking. ?The Mother?s Promise? is all that and more. It?s the story of Alice Stanhope, a single mother who has just received a cancer diagnosis. Alice has a fifteen year old daughter, Zoe, who suffers from social anxiety disorder. The father is ...

    This is one of those beautiful, heartfelt novels that make you feel something as well as explore various situations that can make you think about life in a new way. In this novel, there are several things happening ? a single mother facing a horrible health prognosis, a teenager faci...

    3.5* An enjoyable read, albeit a heavy one. I thought the POVs from the four female MCs (Alice, Zoe, Kate & Sonja) worked well & the story flowed fairly easily. While I didn't have any particularly strong feelings for any of these characters, I didn't abhor them & could...

    Special Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read "The Mother's Promise" in return for a fair and honest review. Kudos to Sally Hepworth for this extraordinary story!! For 15 years it has been Alice and her daughter, Zoe. Alice, being a single mom dev...

  • Vanessa
    Feb 08, 2018

    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 kne...

    Dear Reader, A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were headed away on a vacation without their two-year old daughter. A few days before they left, at a family dinner, my brother asked me if I would be my niece's guardian if anything should happen to them while they were go...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com This 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 r...

    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 F...

    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'...

    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 li...

    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 ...

    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 t...

    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 ca...

    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 f...

    You know, if Sally Hepworth continues to write like this, I could probably write a heartfelt review about my own experiences every single time. I told myself that I would actually write about the book in my review this time around. I lied. "Happiness was something you shared, cha...

    The Mother's Promise touches on so many of our fears and emotions; fear of being alone, fear of leaving those we love and fear of being left behind. For 15 years, Alice had raised her daughter, Zoe, almost exclusively on her own. When Alice gets sick, she comes to the sad conclusion th...

    This book had such an interwoven cast of characters in a story so heartwarming & heartbreaking that it will stay with you long after you finish it. It made me question how many of us have someone to depend on in time of need, what defines family & how much you can open your hea...

    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2017/0... There's also a giveaway (ending 2/26)! ...

    If Sophie Hannah or Sharon Bolton has left you feeling like an idiot, this is your book. Everything you anticipate happens at the end exactly as you expect. It is the dullest & most predictable book I have read (sort of) in years. At halfway I couldn't bear the plodding pace & ...

    Perfume, so many varieties and scents, many being designer and/or signature scents made to appeal to the masses. However, not every scent wears well on everyone. Everyone's unique chemical makeup reacts differently with the chemicals/herbs/floras compounded in any given perfume. So...

    Master storyteller, Sally Hepworth returns following The Things We Keep (2016) landing on my Top Books of 2016 and Secrets of Midwives (2015) all 5 stars, with an unforgettable story of courage, THE MOTHER'S PROMISE. Richly told. Memorable and poignant. An emotionally-charged...

    A single mother is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, terrible news for anyone. It's especially tough for Alice who has a teen-age daughter, Zoe, who has a social anxiety disorder. She has also literally no one to rely on. She has no family or friends as she has cut herself off from everyo...

    As the book opens, Alice Stanhope has just found out she has ovarian cancer. She is the mother of a 15 year-old daughter, Zoe, who is her best friend and together, they are pretty much loners. Zoe suffers from extreme social anxiety and finds going anywhere without Alice a terrifying e...

    I loved The Secrets of the Midwives by Sally, and was not disappointed in her latest offering. Such a powerful story about people who all have issues to deal with. So many situations were dealt with in this book, social phobia, infertility, abuse, alcoholism, terminal illness, first lo...

    *I won a copy of The Mother's Promise in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first work of Sally Hepworth's that I have read (I have The Things We Keep but haven't read it yet), and now I am making it a goal to read everything of hers. So many issues were tackled in this novel, making...