Monday, September 6, 2021

Because Of You by Dawn French

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight.

The old millennium turns into the new.

In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters.

Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl.

Anna leaves with empty arms.

Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge, and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all.

The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits.

Perhaps beyond ...

I read this as a buddy read with Lisa @tot_and_tales, this was my first buddy read and it went very well, I will definitely do more of these. I wasn’t sure where this book was going to go, two ladies, Hope and Anna, both give birth on the same day in the same hospital, on the same ward. One lady leaves with a baby, one lady leaves without. 

This book was a strange one, it’s the first time I’ve really been rooting for somebody who I know has done something wrong. Me and Lisa agreed it plays with your morals a little.

I loved quiet Isaac, he was my favourite character throughout, I just think he seemed like the sweetest person. Hope was a good character, she seemed very loving and her family did too. Julius is a shit, I’m not even going to lie. Anna is strong, and seems like a lovely Person. I did feel so bad for her throughout the story, and I’m glad she grew some balls. When you read you know what I mean. 

But Minnie is the main character in this book, I liked her, she seemed very young and vulnerable, but grown up at the same time.

I’m not going to say much as to give spoilers, but let’s just say by the end my heart was broke and my face was soaked with tears. Definitely read this one.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely, I felt just the same. All my morals of right and wrong went out of the window. It was quite breath taking and I have goosebumps thinking of the book. So great to hear what you thought Dee as I read just a few weeks ago and haven't been able to share how this book made me feel. Take care Jenny x


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