The Mother's Promise

The Mother's Promise

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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. Imbued with heart and humor in even the darkest moments, The Mother's Promise is an unforgettable novel about the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters, and the new ways in which families are forged."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250077752
1250077753
Branch Call Number: FIC HEPW
Characteristics: x, 368 pages ; 25 cm

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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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