Monday, April 17, 2017

The Mother's Promise - Sally Hepworth

Alice is a single mother to Zoe, when she gets a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.   With Zoe suffering crippling social anxiety Alice initially tries to hide her condition, but as things progress she realizes that she must fill Zoe in and find some help. With no reliable friends or family available or Zoes father on the scene they have to accept help from Alices nurse and social worker.

I did enjoy the story although I could not help but feel a bit annoyed with Alice, as she seemed to have her own social issues.   It helped to read the authors explanation of why she wrote the story after thinking about what would happen to children in her own family if something happened to the parents.  She also wanted to explore what would happen to those people who are alone without any support. 4/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

The subject is an important one: too many people have no one to count on in bad times.