The Mother I Could Have Been by Kerry Fisher

ebook, 395 pages
Published November 22nd 2019 by Bookouture
About the Book:
Why would you walk away from the one person you can’t live without? As a child, Vicky Hall never had the sort of family she wanted. The least important person in her new step-family, ignored by her mother in favour of her two younger half-siblings, Vicky was always an afterthought. Sitting alone at her graduation ceremony at the age of twenty-one, she vows to create her own family and her own life, one which is full of the love and attention she has always craved. When Vicky meets William and falls pregnant in Greece that summer, it isn’t planned. But the two of them believe they can make it work, showering their child with the love which they believe should be enough. But when her son Theo is two, Vicky leaves him in the care of her mother-in-law, walks out of her front door and drives to a hotel where she takes a room for the night. She doesn’t return. It’s unthinkable. What kind of mother does that? The kind who is hiding a story you can never imagine.

The Mother I Could Have Been is not an easy read by any means. It is a heartbreaking story filled with raw emotions that is beautifully and emotionally written. The title is so symbolic and as you get into the heart of the story you start to fully understand the impact of what The Mother I Could Have Been means for Vicky and Caro. Six simple words that hold such a deep meaning to this story. It just hits you right in the gut and pulls out all of the feels. It is absolutely heart wrenching and devastating. Kerry Fisher does not hold anything back and she does not sugar coat loss or pain.

The Mother I Could Have Been is a moving and tragic story about life, love and loss. It is about motherhood, and mother daughter relationships. I was captivated right from the start and even now that I have finished, I know that this story is going to stay with me for a while. Sometimes you just know a book is going to be great right from the start. This is one of those times. The Mother I Could Have Been is one of the best books I have read in a long time and it is no wonder Kerry Fisher is a go to author for many people. A definite keeper and a must read. I implore you to pick up a copy as you will not be disappointed.

Thank you NetGalley, Kerry Fisher and Bookouture for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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