All I wanted was to bring our family closer together, but could what I find tear us apart instead?
A heartbreaking and powerful novel about family secrets and how we live with decisions we never thought we would have to make. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Kate Hewitt and Amanda Prowse.
First, I want to thank Ali Mercer, Bookature and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may provide you with this review.
Ali Mercer has once again written another heart wrenching must read in her latest novel My Mother’s Choice. She will pull on all of your heart strings in every different direction. She has a gift for doing this in many of her books. Which is one of the reasons why I am such a fan of hers.
Immediately, I was drawn to this cover as it was so sweet. Later when reading the book did I understand the meaning of the cover and the title. The graphic artist was spot on with their idea behind this.
What made this book different than many I have read in the past was it was told in the voice of the 14 year old daughter Dani. It also had the voice of her mother Laura via her Diary from the past. Both aspects gave the story a very unique spin on it.
My heart ached deeply for Dani as there was always a mystery surrounding her Mother. Both her Dad and her Aunt Carrie were so cold and standoffish and always avoided the subject. I did not care for them as they didn’t show much emotion towards her.
There were so many secrets, terrible betrayals, lots of twists and turns, and shocking moments.
This was one book I never saw the ending coming at all and was totally shocked by it. However, the title totally fit when you thought about it. It was the Mother’s Choice. It just ripped my heart out! Yes, I admit I did tear up! Ali is good like that!