I’m delighted to be part of the tour today for this wonderful book. Thank you so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.
I look at my daughter. My darling girl. I remember her tiny hand in mine, her first smile. I recall her tears when she’d tumble over, healed instantly with a band-aid and a little kiss. I have to keep her safe. Even if it means someone else gets hurt…
In the pretty, privileged college town of Milford, New Hampshire, everyone is friendly, everything is safe. And on this cold autumn day, as red and yellow leaves begin to fall from the trees, and everyone wraps up for the first time, it would be easy to believe nothing bad could ever happen here.
Until a screech of tires is heard, a thud, a child’s scream. The crash that sees Jenna’s six-year-old daughter Amy Rose being hit by a car driven by seventeen-year-old Maddie.
Maddie’s mother, Ellen—a college professor with a warm, approachable reputation—insists it must have been an accident. Her daughter is always safe on the road—and she’s vulnerable herself.
But as Amy Rose lies unconscious in hospital, the town begins to take sides. With Ellen, who just wants to defend her daughter. Or with Jenna, a single mother with a past, whose child hovers between life and death…
The truth is that both mothers have secrets they’re trying to keep. And, with Amy Rose’s life hanging in the balance, one of them will stop at nothing to protect the person she loves—her daughter.
An incredible, powerfully emotional and heartbreaking read, with a dilemma that will make everyone wonder what they would do, in either mother’s shoes. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes and Diane Chamberlain.
Wow, what a read! I just enjoyed this book so much. It’s so well-written, it just feels like you’re witnessing true life events.
The story is told from both Jenna and Ellen’s perspectives and as the book progresses we can see that even though the women come from different backgrounds, and from literally the other side of town from each other, they have more in common than they first realise.
This story has so much going for it. It’s about the love that mothers have for their daughters, it’s about those that have and those that don’t, and it’s about family.
The characters are so realistic in this book and I was drawn into their lives straight away. I spent many an enjoyable hour completely lost in this book. Another beautiful and poignant book from a wonderfully talented author. Highly recommended.
Kate Hewitt is the author of many romance and women’s fiction novels. A former New Yorker and now an American ex-pat, she lives in a small town on the Welsh border with her husband, five children, and their overly affectionate Golden Retriever. Whatever the genre, she enjoys telling stories that tackle real issues and touch people’s lives.