#GuestPost – A Mother’s Goodbye by Kate Hewitt @katehewitt1 @jennymarston_xo
I am really happy to bring to you a guest post from the author of A Mother’s Choice, Kate Hewitt. I, unfortunately, was not able to commit to reading this book in time, so I am glad I was able to host a guest post from Kate instead.
Blurb: ‘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?
An absolutely gripping, emotional drama with a tear-jerking twist. If you love Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer or Diane Chamberlain, this will warm your heart, make you cry, and stay with you forever.
Kate is the USA Today-best-selling author of over 60 books of women’s fiction and romance. She is the author of the Hartley-by-the-Sea series, set in England’s Lake District and published by Penguin.
She is also, under the name Katharine Swartz, the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell.
She likes to read romance, mystery, the occasional straight historical and angsty women’s fiction; she particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.
Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in a market town in Wales with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.
A Mother’s Choice Blog Tour Inspiration
A Mother’s Choice is inspired by an article I read on open adoption, which is when the birth mother has ongoing contact with her adoptive child and his/her family. I was fascinated by the potential complexities of such a relationship, and wanted to explore the tension between the ‘it takes a village’ mentality we yearn for and the innate possessiveness we can feel for our children.
Heather and Grace’s characters came to me practically fully-formed; I felt as if I knew them intimately, and I ached for the heart-wrenching situations they found themselves in, almost as if I hadn’t created them myself! Both Heather and Grace have to learn what it means to be a mother, and how choosing the best for your child can be both fulfilling and devastating.
At its core, however, A Mother’s Choice is not just about motherhood; it is about being human. Every human being longs for a personal connection with another person, to be loved and perhaps even more importantly, to be understood. Both Heather and Grace long for this in different ways and find it in a very unexpected place by the end of the story. I hope, therefore, that the story will resonate not just with mothers, or even with just
women, but with people of all ages and walks of life.
Thank you, Kate, for your post today on my blog!