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Sally Hepworth

Auteur van The Mother-in-Law

13 Werken 5,475 Leden 423 Besprekingen Favoriet van 4 leden

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Sally Hepworth is a writer living in Australia. She started out working in Human Resources and event management. She started writing her first book, Love Like the French, while on maternity leave with her first child. The book tells the story of a British woman who goes to France after an accident toon meer leaves her husband in a coma. The character goes to France to see what the French could teach her about living. Her other titles include: The Secrets of Midwives, The Things We Keep, The Mother's Promise, The Family Next Door, and The Mother-in-Law. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder

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Werken van Sally Hepworth

The Mother-in-Law (2019) 1,120 exemplaren
The Good Sister (2020) 980 exemplaren
The Soulmate (2022) 705 exemplaren
The Younger Wife (2021) 582 exemplaren
The Family Next Door (2018) 507 exemplaren
The Things We Keep (2015) 477 exemplaren
The Secrets of Midwives (2015) 451 exemplaren
The Mother's Promise (2017) 285 exemplaren
Darling Girls (2023) 275 exemplaren
Uncharted Waters (2022) 77 exemplaren
Soulmate (2024) 11 exemplaren
The Good Sister (2021) 4 exemplaren
Love Like the French (2014) 1 exemplaar

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Geboortedatum
1980
Geslacht
female
Nationaliteit
Australia
Woonplaatsen
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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"I like it when people remember that I'm a person, not just a person with Alzheimer's." - Sally Hepworth, The Things We Keep

When I first heard about this book -- a love story of sorts about two young people with very early on-set dementia -- I was torn. I was both drawn to it, and simultaneously scared-off by it. A few of my family members have either had or currently have dementia so I've seen its terrible impact first hand. I was afraid this book might just hit too close to home for me to even finish it. Happily, I not only finished it, but enjoyed it.

Hepworth's writing is approachable and well-paced. Her two main characters, Luke and Anna, are believable and Hepworth treats them with humanity and compassion.

There is no doubt that the book is sad, but I've read other reviewers describe it as "uplifting," too. I'm not sure that's the word I would use, but perhaps would say that even in the midst of great pain there are still reasons to smile.

3.5 stars

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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jj24 | 40 andere besprekingen | May 27, 2024 |
Domestic thriller with a fair amount of suspense towards the end - the first third of the book moved along so slowly, though, that I almost gave up on it. The ending was a little trite. I'd read other books by this author.
 
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flourgirl49 | 72 andere besprekingen | May 27, 2024 |
I am a member of the “I will read whatever Sally Hepworth writes club” and I am never disappointed. Not only does she tell a wickedly good story but she plumbs the depths of some often ugly social issues. Wild Meadows - we are told that:

“the media love the juxtaposition of the whimsical country estate and the atrocities
that happened therein. They also love anything to do with foster children.”

Now if that doesn’t suck you into a story …. Three young women return to their foster home and relive “loss, shame and hate.” They are separate but a unit by what they have endured and this is their story with its losses and triumphs. Told in multiple times lines and POVs - the narrators are tricky, very tricky. Hepworth employs the timeless notion how the abused will return to the abuser, seeking recognition, approval, anything positive. Oh this was so good, so well told with great one liners and terrific smirk worthy dialog and inner ruminations.

Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy.
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kimkimkim | 26 andere besprekingen | May 26, 2024 |
The first thing that put me off was the name Wally, I've always hated the name Wally and seeing it over and over annoyed me. But that's a personal thing and I'm sorry to all the Wallys out there in the world.
Second thing that put me off was how slowwwwww it was..... soooo slloowww.
Third, I find the 'woman without a baby goes crazy' trope really annoying. I am a woman without a baby and I know plenty of women without babies. We are not all patrolling the streets searching for unwary men or unattended babies while muttering to ourselves but you wouldn't know that if you just read domestic thrillers.
Fourth, the homeless person ends up being a millionaire? sigh. just that, sigh.
Fifth, the flashbacks with the mother were incredibly intense. I think it was unnecessarily distressing, especially in how much weight they held in the end of the book.
Overall, I had been looking forward to this book and unfortunately I was very disappointed. I've really enjoyed Sally Hepworth books before and I will keep reading her books but I think I won't push myself through if I'm not invested in the story.
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ChariseH | 72 andere besprekingen | May 25, 2024 |

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Werken
13
Leden
5,475
Populariteit
#4,553
Waardering
3.8
Besprekingen
423
ISBNs
198
Talen
7
Favoriet
4

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