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We want our parents to be perfect, fall within the limits of our expectations, without realizing they are humans first and like any human, they make mistakes.
I have been at fault for having this expectation and judging my parents for being humans. Took me a very long time to understand.
This book by author Kerry Fisher foretold one such story where a mother Vicky Hall left her 7 month old child, not for the lack of love, but because her past dictated her actions.
An innocent girl of 16, who needed her mother, yet couldn’t seem to understand, ran from life, found herself pregnant and entrenched in a posh family which led to a lack of confidence and security, and her every thought reflected that. She had to leave. This was Vicky Hall’s life journey, a journey of a mother as she met the other mothers.
Having read a couple of this author’s books, I knew I would get to know the human nature intimately. This story gave me an an insight into a girl’s outlook, woman’s mind, and a mother’s heart. The story resonated with me as I had been that girl Vicky. The journey felt familiar in some ways. Her thoughts echoed in my mind.
Kerry’s writing had that magnetic quality which kept pulling me even when I went off to sleep. I knew the first I would do was complete the book. The story had tears and joys, regrets and gratitude, losses and second chances.
Vicky Hall was not emotive, she kept her feelings close, but she had a deep well of love within her for her son even when she didn’t know how to show it. The author’s talent in her words was seen in the strength of how she showed me the reasons without alienating me from the main character.
It was a story which had to be read, we might not agree with her decisions but we would surely understand them. The author made sure that. A beautiful story.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Why would you walk away from the one person you can’t live without?
As a child, Vicky Hall never had the sort of family she wanted. The least important person in her new step-family, ignored by her mother in favour of her two younger half-siblings, Vicky was always an afterthought. Sitting alone at her graduation ceremony at the age of twenty-one, she vows to create her own family and her own life, one which is full of the love and attention she has always craved.
When Vicky meets William and falls pregnant in Greece that summer, it isn’t planned. But the two of them believe they can make it work, showering their child with the love which they believe should be enough.
But when her son Theo is two, Vicky leaves him in the care of her mother-in-law, walks out of her front door and drives to a hotel where she takes a room for the night. She doesn’t return.
What kind of mother does that?
Publication Date: 22nd November 2019
Excellent review, I enjoyed this author as well.
I saw that… ❤️
Gosh, Shalini, this certainly sounds like a heavy emotional read. I could never leave my boys, I don’t even like being away one night without them.
Roberta, I can’t have kids so I can tell you that as a child, even when I have grown up and all that, I can’t stay away from my parents.
But sometimes I keep thinking if I had been a mother, would I be a good one or not. I am not really sure but then the wanderings of the mind are quite different from reality
Most people are good mothers, Shalini. I think poor mothers are the exception to the rule and often there are outside influencing factors. It is lovely that you are close to your parents. I am close to mine too.
❤️ 😘 That’s great…
Wonderful review Shalini. I enjoy this author too, and have this one coming up to read. ❤😍📚
Woohooo I hope you love it too.
How you doing Sandy?
Amazing review, Shalini. I love Kerry’s books but didn’t get to read this one. It sounds like a tough read but also a really good one. Love what you said about not necessarily agreeing with the MC but still getting to understand her thought process, I love such books. Adding this one to my someday TBR.
I loved the word someday TBR I have many in that. Thank you so much ❤️ it was a great read