I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Impossible Truths Of Love. My review is written with thanks to Kealey and Rhiannon at FMcM Associates for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.
From bestselling author Hannah Beckerman comes a moving story about memory, secrets, and what it really means to feel that you’re one of the family.
When Nell’s father makes a deathbed declaration that hints at a long-held secret, it reignites feelings of isolation that have plagued her for years. Her suspicions about the family’s past only deepen when her mother, Annie, who is losing her memories to dementia, starts making cryptic comments of her own.
Thirty-five years earlier, Annie’s life was upended by a series of traumas—one shock after another that she buried deep in her heart. The decisions she made at the time were motivated by love, but she knew even then that nobody could ever understand—let alone forgive—what she did.
As the two women’s stories unravel, a generation apart, Nell finally discovers the devastating truth about her mother’s past, and her own.
In this beautifully observed and emotionally powerful story of identity, memory and the nature of family, Hannah Beckerman asks: To what lengths would you go to protect the ones you love?
I have really struggled to write this review as I know that nothing I write can do justice to the way it made me feel.
I’ve never read anything by Hannah Beckerman before but I was absolutely mesmerised by her writing. The Impossible Truths Of Love has at its heart some incredibly emotional issues and situations and the way she is able to articulate the feelings and reactions of each character is absolutely wonderful. The story touched me so much and it was impossible not to become emotionally involved with it.
The Impossible Truths Of Love is split into chapters of “then” and “now.” This allows Beckerman to show the reader glimpses into the lives of Nell and her family and allow us to gradually build up a picture of what might have happened. As this grew, I really came to care for Nell and her family and I wanted to understand what they had been through.
I will be thinking about The Impossible Truths Of Love and its characters for a long time to come and I will be eagerly awaiting this author’s next work.
The Impossible Truths Of Love is available from Amazon.
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