The Mother’s Promise: Sally Hepworth

A book of friendships, motherhood, and hope similar in style to Jodi Picoult and the best of Nora Roberts. The story focuses on single mother Alice who faces a sudden health crisis that she must come to terms with personally while racing to ensure a positive future for her teenage daughter who struggles with emotional issues. The quickly paced plot is sensitive to adolescent and mental health issues and takes a realistic look at the impacts of cancer treatment but can feel overly contrived in spots. A great vacation/beach read.



Genre: adolescence, cancer, health, mental health, parenthood