Many thanks to Kim Nash and Noelle Holten and publisher Bookouture for my spot on this Blog Tour
This was a tough read in certain parts. A homeless woman Maddy meets Becca and her daughter Rosie who takes a shine to her, soon invites her home for Christmas dinner. Soon Maddy becomes a part of their lives and their neighbors Sarah and daughter Ella’s too. But both Maddy and Sarah seem to hiding their secrets.
My third book by Jill Childs, every book had its own charm. This dealt with family and losses in it. How one act can cause a ripple effect and destroy them all. The characters had their own problems, and they dealt with it differently, but they were not mean hearted. Maddy caught my eye, she was ever the English teacher but an alcoholic.
The author has shown the struggles of all the characters well. Their day to day life was well depicted. Then came my niggles, the writing could have been more emotive, and I could guess the secret easily.
Overall, the story told me one important thing – a mother’s love for her child was eternal and she would protect her always at any age.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Publisher Bookouture, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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I know you. I know you in a way you can’t even imagine. I have been searching for you in the years since you wrote that letter – the letter that told me you were looking for me too. But now that I’ve found you, I don’t know if I can say the terrible truth of what I am. It would ruin your perfect life. It would hurt your beautiful daughter.
So, I hesitate – bide my time, for now. This morning, you’re running late and your little girl, tugged by the hand, scurries to keep up with you. She’s clean but a little scrawny. Maybe that’s because you struggle with the bills; maybe she’s just made that way.
I know what it is to have lost a child. I pray you never learn how that feels. But I can’t wait forever… and when I finally tell you my secret, will it break you like it did me all those years ago?
Publication Date: 30th May 2019