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Summary

She made a big promise. Did she also make a big mistake?

Ten years ago, Grace made her dying sister a promise - that she would look after Hope’s baby son as her own. Now, the man whose son she is raising has turned up on Grace’s operating table, fighting for his life. 

When an accusation of negligence follows, Grace is forced to confront not just the man who abandoned her sister, but also his mother, Norma - who blames Grace for taking everything she loves. 

Based on what her sister told her, Grace is sure she did the right thing to keep that promise. But what if Hope didn’t tell her everything? Norma’s vicious attacks push Grace to investigate further and what she finds makes her question everything she thinks she knows, pointing to a very different past - and a devastating betrayal. 

As Grace uncovers the truth, can she protect her family from the consequences of what her sister did?

©2021 by Lynne Lee. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Trying too hard

I thought the story was ok but the dialogue between the characters came across unrealistic and didn't flow. Although it is grammatically correct to write 'shall l fetch you some water?' People just don't tend to say this, we are more likely to say 'will l get you some water?' Little phrases like this throughout the book narration made it very odd.
It felt like the author had been given a thesaurus for Christmas and was going to use it in EVERY sentence.

Also Glaswegians do not use the word 'hen' with their wives, but then the narrators Glaswegian accent was so utterly bad, probably no one probably noticed this stereotypical regional faux pas.

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False Hope

The story itself is reasonably good however it drags out too long and I found it got boring. not a bad read but certainly not the best

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  • Vanessa Y
  • 24-02-21

Good

The book is good after u get over into it. It started so slow & I was lost or didn’t care & the narrator didn’t help. She was kind of talking like someone making a speech & at times I didn’t know if the character speaking was a man or a woman. But all in all it ended up being a pretty good book.