A Mother’s Goodbye – Kate Hewitt

‘My arms ache with the need to reach and hold my precious child, and then to never let go. But I can’t. I know I can’t.’

Heather is devastated. There’s no way she can keep her baby. She can barely pay the bills as it is. But when she meets Grace, a wealthy, single career woman, who wants a baby more than anything, Heather believes she has found the perfect adoptive mother.

As Grace and Heather’s lives become entwined, they are tested to breaking point, though neither can deny the other’s love for the child. But just when they think they are learning how to live with each other, they receive devastating news that turns their fragile world upside down.

Will either mother know what is the right thing to do for the child they both love?



My review

I was promised an emotional story and boy oh boy it was absolutely true. As soon as you open the book, the emotions jump out of it and grab you by the throat. I assure you they won’t let you go until the last word. So you are warned and you can brace yourself.
The book was unputdownable but I had take a breather now and then because it was so heavy.
It’s not easy to write a book and I think it’s even more difficult to be able to make your readers feel story and not only read it. This author certainly knows how to pull your heartstrings. Maybe I felt it more because I am a mom as well, but even if you are not I am sure you wish you had the box of tissues handy.
5 stars are not enough. I highly recommand it.

Thank you Kate Hewitt, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

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.