Sunday, February 13, 2022



Mia  is a young mother and she knows that she can’t provide for her baby daughter Daisy.  Daisy deserves a chance at the best future possible, and so Mia makes the hardest decision, to give Daisy up for adoption.  Mia knows that Suzanne seems to be a wise choice as Daisy’s adoptive mother.  Mia and Suzanne agree that Mia will always be a part of Daisy’s life.  Mia eventually moves away and as time passes, her relationship with Daisy slowly fades away.  But Mia thinks about Daisy every single day.  Then seventeen years later Daisy arrives at Mia’s door, needing her help. Daisy feels as if Mia is the only one that can help her.  

This emotional story was about the bonds of mothers and daughters, and their unconditional love.  I loved how the author explained the storyline with the flashback memories because it tied the story together.  I also enjoyed how the past secrets came to fruition in order for things to get resolved.  This beautifully written story was engaging, emotional and captivating.  I enjoyed it very much and is without a doubt a must read.

Thank you Kate Hewitt for such a wonderful story.  The story was so emotional and captivating.  This one definitely hits all the emotions.  I highly recommend it.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Kate Hewitt
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: February 10, 2022 
Pages: 390 
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If you had to make an impossible choice to save your long-lost daughter, you would… wouldn’t you?

It’s a warm early summer’s evening when Mia’s doorbell rings. She opens the door to see a teenage girl standing in the shadow beyond the porch light—and in an instant she knows who it is. Daisy, the daughter she gave up as a baby. Daisy steps forward, as she says tearfully “I’m sorry I didn’t call first. But something happened. And I really needed… you.”

Seventeen years before, knowing she couldn’t possibly give her beautiful little girl Daisy the future she deserved, Mia made the hardest decision of her life—to give her up. And Suzanne seemed the perfect adoptive mother: calm, stable, and full of love for the daughter she’d always dreamed of having.

The two mothers promised to keep communication open, so Daisy could have Mia’s love and support along with Suzanne’s. But as the years passed, Mia moved away, and their visits happened less. Now Daisy is almost a stranger to Mia—angry, closed and broken—nothing like the tiny girl she once couldn’t bear to say goodbye to.

But now Daisy has arrived on Mia’s doorstep, and she says she has a terrible secret. One she can never tell Suzanne. And she believes the only person who can help her is Mia. Her birth mother.

Mia, however, has secrets of her own. Ones she is afraid to let Daisy or anyone else know. And while Suzanne desperately seeks a way to bring her child home, can Mia overcome her past to help the girl they both call their daughter in her darkest hour before it’s too late?


Kate Hewitt is the bestselling author of many novels of women’s fiction, including the Hartley-by-the-Sea series set in the Lake District, the Willoughby Close series set in the Cotswolds, and Tales From Goswell written as Katharine Swartz. Her novel A Mother’s Goodbye has been called ‘unputdownable’ and ‘the most emotional book I have ever read’ by readers. Her latest novel, Not My Daughter, is out now, and No Time to Say Goodbye is available for preorder.

She lives in a small market town in Wales with her husband and five young(ish) children, along with their two Golden Retrievers. Join her newsletter for monthly updates and giveaways on her website, or be part of her Facebook groups Kate’s Reads.

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