Author(s): Sally Hepworth
Three women, one girl and the vow that binds them. Alice and her daughter Zoe have been a team of two all their lives. They've never needed anyone else - until Alice gets sick. Alice reaches out to two near-strangers: Kate, her oncology nurse, and Sonja, her social worker. As the lives of the three women become inextricably tied, a chain of events is set into motion, forcing them to confront their deepest fears and secrets. Imbued with heart and humour in even the darkest moments, The Mother's Promise is an unforgettable novel about the strength of a mother's love. PRAISE FOR THE MOTHER'S PROMISE "It evokes the quiet desperation and the ferocious life force of single motherhood" Sydney Morning Herald "Hepworth skilfully uses each women's voice to tell this engrossing, warm and gently humourous story" Courier Mail
Sally Hepworth is the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives. The Secrets of Midwives has been labelled 'enchanting' by The Herald Sun and a 'heartwarming read' by the Courier Mail. The Secrets of Midwives was the highest selling debut Australian fiction of the year in 2015. Sally is also the author of The Things We Keep, published in January 2016, labelled 'a stirring love story' by Who Weekly and 'a thoughtful, insightful treatment of the condition of dementia' by the Sydney Morning Herald. Both novels were published worldwide in English and have been translated into over ten languages. Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and children.