My Mother’s Gift

Steffanie Edward

‘A page turner, I devoured it in just one sitting, I couldn’t put it down even if at times I wanted to because my heart was breaking… I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough because my heart was in my mouth… I laughed, I cried… What an absolute rollercoaster of emotions.’ PDRG Reads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Can your heart belong somewhere that you’ve never called home?

When Erica gets a phone call to say her mother, Ione, is ill in St Lucia, she knows she must go to her. Though the island – the place of her mother’s birth – is somewhere that Erica has never seen as her homeland.

Even when the plane touches down in the tropical paradise, with its palm trees swaying in the island breeze, the sound of accents so like her mother’s own calling loud in the air, Erica doesn’t find herself wanting to stay a moment longer than she has to.

But stepping into her mother’s house, she is shocked by what she finds. Her mother’s memory is fading, her once-immaculate house is now dirty and messy, and she’s refusing help from anyone but family. And Erica knows she must stay with her, even though it means leaving everything else behind.

What she doesn’t know is that – even as her mother’s memories get worse – Ione still has a final gift for her daughter. Because the unspoken secrets of their past are about to emerge, changing everything Erica thought she knew about her mother, her home, and who she really is…

A captivating tale of grief, love, and what it means to find home, perfect for fans of Andrea Levy, Jojo Moyes and Amanda Prowse.

Readers are loving My Mother’s Gift:

‘Totally consumed me from start to finishHeart-breaking and poignant… Beautiful… I couldn’t put it down It will stay in my heart.’ SIBZZREADS , 5 stars

My HEART!! This book hit me so hard! I felt such a deep, personal connection with Erica & her mother’s story… My heart shattered over and over… Beautiful, eloquent… heart-twistingBe prepared for needing tissues by the boxes to get through this! It’s an absolute gold mine of a book… A must read!’ @caffeinereadrepeat, 5 stars

I’m still cryingAbsolutely gut wrenchingBeautiful, raw, and real. I haven’t had a book pull at my heart this hardFantastic.’ Jessica Belmont

Love, love, love! What a beautiful story! I found myself sobbing and smiling as I read this book. It was such a heart-wrenching read… A can’t miss story!… You can’t help but get caught upTerrific.’ A Bookish Way of Life

An absolute emotional rollercoaster… Extremely thought provoking… Absolutely heartbreaking… Devastatingly realistic… A beautiful, eloquent novel… Every emotion you can think of! Tissues are a must… Emotionally charged… Will keep you hooked throughout.’ Bookworm86

‘Oh my! This book really resonated… Heartbreaking… A beautiful but heart-wrenching story [written] with grace and respect… Be sure to have tissues ready.’ Beaches and Books, 5 stars

Gut wrenching, raw and real and yet written with so much loveGrab it and some tissues and settle in.’ @theloopyknot

Brilliantso gripping that I couldn’t have put it down even if I had wanted to.’ Avid reader, 5 stars

Gut wrenching, raw and real, yet written with so much love.’ NetGalley reviewer

Very emotional and a poignant read. Written with a deep understanding and empathyWill stay with me for a long time.’ @jasminegalsreadinglog

Grab your tissues when reading this one, I was an emotional wreck! Amazing Such a beautiful story and I loved it.’ Bibliosmiast

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