Author(s): Sally Hepworth
Alice and her daughter Zoe have been a team of two all their lives. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe's father shrouded in mystery, they've never needed anyone else - until Alice gets sick.
Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two near-strangers: Kate, her oncology nurse, and Sonja, her social worker. As the lives of the three women become inextricably tied, a chain of events is set into motion, forcing them to confront their deepest fears and secrets.
Imbued with heart and humour in even the darkest moments, The Mother's Promise is an unforgettable novel about the strength of a mother's love.
Sally Hepworth is the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives. The Secrets of Midwives has been labelled 'enchanting' by The Herald Sun and a 'heartwarming read' by the Courier Mail. The Secrets of Midwives was the highest selling debut Australian fiction of the year in 2015. Sally is also the author of The Things We Keep, published in January 2016, labelled 'a stirring love story' by Who Weekly and 'a thoughtful, insightful treatment of the condition of dementia' by the Sydney Morning Herald. Both novels were published worldwide in English and have been translated into over ten languages. Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and children.