A Mother's Promise by K.D. Alden

A Mother's Promise
.ePUB, 333 pages
Expected publication: January 19th 2021 by Forever (Grand Central Publishing)

About the Book:
Based on the true story behind a landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decision, K.D. Alden's debut is a rich and moving story of one woman's courage and determination to get her child back when all odds are stacked against her.

Virginia, 1927: All Ruth Ann Riley wants is a chance to have a family. But because she was poor and unwed when she became pregnant, she was sent to an institution and her child was given to another woman. Ruth Ann can't stand the thought of never seeing little Annabel's face again, never snuggling up to her warmth or watching her blue eyes crinkle with laughter. And now they want to take away her right to have any other babies? She is not going to let that happen. All the rich and fancy folks may call her feeble-minded, but Ruth Ann is smarter than any of them have bargained for. Because no matter how high the odds are stacked against her, she is going to overcome the scandals in her past and get her child back. She just never expects her battle will go to the U.S. Supreme Court, or that she'd find unexpected friendships...and even the possibility of love along the way.

My Review:
I am amazed that this is a debut novel, then again the subject matter is based on a true story and Ms. Alden tells Ruthie's story with heart. This was such a poignant and engrossing tale of a mothers love and the dreams we hold dear to our hearts. I love how Ruthie learns about herself along the way and has such a profound sense of self and self worth.

K.D. Alden is a master story teller and it was impossible not to get swept up in this beautifully told tale. My heart was broken for Ruthie and ALL the women who had to go thru the procedure. I definitely recommend reading this book. It was brilliantly written, it’s a book you want to savour. This book weighs on your mind and your soul. The author is a whiz with words. I was living this with these children/women and because of the feelings this book evoked in me it deserves all the stars.

Thank you NetGalley, K.D. Alden and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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