#Blogtour #BookReview: If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman @hannahbeckerman @orionbooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #IfOnlyICouldTellYou #IfOnly #fiction #Netgalley
Release date - 21st February 2019
Book length - 368 pages
Publisher - Orion
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I want to thank Tracy from www.compulsivereaders.com for giving me the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review via Netgalley.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected.
As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find their way back to each other?
I always find that the hardest reviews to write are the ones where I absolutely adored the book so much that I don't really know how to put it into words how special that book is. Well, this is one of those times. Completely enthralling, heartbreakingly emotional, and utterly consuming are just some of the phrases that I associate with the magic that lies between these pages and it is truly a book that should not be missed.
One fateful day all those years ago was all it took for sisters, Jess and Lily, to change beyond recognition. Now they are both adults with their own families, their own struggles and hardships, and they are virtually strangers. But their mum Audrey knows only too well that life is short and is determined to get her daughters to speak about the past and whatever secret that is keeping them apart. She needs her girls to come back together again but could it possibly be too late?
IF ONLY I COULD TELL YOU by Hannah Beckerman is a story that will make you cry - now I'm not talking a little sniffle into a handkerchief, I mean straight out ugly crying of the highest order to the point where your husband wakes up beside you and says 'Jesus, what's happened?!" in a panicked voice. Sometimes an author has just got that something extra when it comes to characters and their emotions and Hannah Beckerman has just got it. The pace is perfect and there were some unexpected moments along the way which is always a plus, but it is the characters themselves which are so special in this story and the question of love, real family love and what you would do for those you love, which is the beating heart of this family drama.
Compelling, magnificent, and heartachingly beautiful, IF ONLY I COULD TELL YOU by Hannah Beckerman is one of the best books I have read and I highly recommend it to all fiction lovers.
Hannah Beckerman is an author, journalist, event chair and broadcaster. In the UK she writes for The Observer, The FT Weekend Magazine and The Sunday Express, and is a book critic on BBC Radio 2. She regularly chairs at literary events and panels across the UK and has judged numerous book prizes including the Costa Book Awards.
Before becoming a writer, Hannah was a TV and film producer, spending fifteen years producing and commissioning documentaries about the Arts, History and Science both in the UK and the US.
She lives in London with her husband and daughter.
For more information:
Website - www.hannahbeckerman.com
Twitter - twitter.com/hannahbeckerman
Facebook - www.facebook.com/HannahBeckermanAuthor/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/hannahbeckermanauthor/
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