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If Only I Could Tell You || An ARC review

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Borrowed, Bought or ARC: This was an ARC granted to me through NetGalley and the publishers. I am very thankful for this opportunity. All thoughts published below are my honest and true opinion.

Where did I get it?: As stated above, I got this from NetGalley.

Author: Hannah Beckerman

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Genre/s: Women’s fiction

Number of pages: 368

Release date: October 15th 2019

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? 

All and all, this book was incredibly sad. Audrey has cancer and doesn’t seem to be getting better and her daughters are estranged for reasons Audrey doesn’t know. The relationship between Audrey and her granddaughters was what touched me the most.

In this book there were a lot of secrets. It definitely kept me on my toes with what was going on. For the first third of this book, I felt pretty confused about who was who and what was going on that had pulled the sisters apart. When they introduce the main conflict and what was behind the bedroom door, I was shocked. It almost felt like a suspense book since there are so many different sides to the story and everything is only revealed near the end of the book.

The conflict of this story centers around each person trying to protect one or more of the other characters but because of this, multiple misunderstandings occur which ultimately break the family apart. I think that everyone had their reasons for what they did and I don’t really blame any of them for making the choices they did. They all thought they were doing what was best.

This is the second book about cancer that I have read this month and honestly, I need a break. They are all so sad and heartbreaking. I hope to read some more upbeat books later this month.


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