The Mother's Promise

The Mother's Promise

A Novel

Book - 2017 | 1st ed
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All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter Zoe have been a family of two, living quietly in northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe's father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works - until it doesn't. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life. Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers, but who are her only hope: Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets - secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250077752
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 24 cm


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Aug 03, 2020

I highly recommend this book! I had read one of Sally Hepworth’s other books and thought it was great so I added this one to my list. I could not put the book down!

Feb 23, 2020

This was an amazing realistic fiction. Emotional, with multi-layers! Highly recommend.

Mar 09, 2019

An emotional book about a single dying mother and her teenage daughter.....Alice considers two women to care for Zoe....Zoe is a troubled teen and a handful.....powerful story

Jan 20, 2019

A powerful book about family and love. Alice and Zoe have been their own family but when circumstances change, Alice must seek out help. Alice is dying and must find a place for her teenage daughter to live after she passes. With the help of Kate, her oncology nurse, and Sonja, her social worker, Alice is navigating the waters. Both Kate and Sonja are going through their own personal issues but together, they work miracles. A great story of family and love.

Sep 26, 2018

This book was beautiful and I can't believe I didn't read it sooner. Loved the author!

GarsonLibraryTina Jul 27, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. For the most part, aside from the fact that it was about a mother with cancer, it was a fairly light and enjoyable read. It was light without being "fluff", though. I liked that the story was told from four different character's perspectives: the mother, Alice; her teenage daughter, Zoe; her nurse, Kate; and her social worker, Sonja. The story was realistic and it made me feel as though I was reading about people I could easily know and identify with. And the ending ... well, let's just say, there were definite tears. A very enjoyable read!

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