A Mother’s Goodbye by Kate Hewitt (Book Review)


Today I am so happy to take part in the Blog Blitz for A Mother’s Goodbye by Kate Hewitt.  Thank you to Kim from Bookouture for inviting me and organising the Blog Blitz.


A Mother’s Goodbye by Kate Hewitt


‘My arms ache with the need to reach and hold my precious child, and then to never let go. But I can’t. I know I can’t.’

Heather is devastated. There’s no way she can keep her baby. She can barely pay the bills as it is. But when she meets Grace, a wealthy, single career woman, who wants a baby more than anything, Heather believes she has found the perfect adoptive mother.

As Grace and Heather’s lives become entwined, they are tested to breaking point. Just when they think they are learning how to live with each other, they receive the devastating news that turns their fragile world upside down.

Will either mother know what is the right thing to do for the child they both love?

An absolutely gripping, emotional drama with a tear-jerking twist. If you love Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer or Diane Chamberlain, this will warm your heart, make you cry, and stay with you forever.

My Review

This is the emotionally gripping story of adoption through the eyes of Heather, a mum who gives up her baby and Grace, the lady who adopted the child.

My heart went out to Heather. She is married with three children already and facing horrendous financial hardship because her husband is disabled and unable to work.  Heather makes the unbearably heartbreaking decision to put her newborn baby up for adoption.

I physically ached for Heather, she really had no option, they were already facing eviction and her husband was so unsupportive. Through Kate Hewitt’s words, you actually feel like you are facing the dilemma yourself and it must be the hardest one of all to make.

Grace was a single, career girl, rich and powerful but desperately lonely after the death of her father. I know what parental bereavement feels like and it takes over your world. However, I worried that Grace was adopting for the wrong reason, to fill an enormous void and would she be able to juggle a high flying career and a baby?

I cringed at the early conversations between Heather and Grace, they are stilted and awkward. Both of them desperately try not to say the wrong word. As the story progresses the two women’s relationship changes many times. However, the one thing they share in common is the love they have for their child.

It is rare that you get emotional insight into both sides of this subject and Kate Hewitt portrays both equally well. I found the book hard to put down and it has stayed with me long after the last chapter.

Thank you to Bookouture, the author and NetGalley for supplying me with a copy, which I have reviewed honestly.


About the author: 

Kate Hewitt is the author of many titles of women’s fiction and romance. Whatever the genre, she enjoys telling an emotionally compelling story. An American ex-pat, she now lives in South Wales with her husband and five children.

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