Because Of You by @Dawn_French #Paperback #BlogTour @MichaelJBooks #BecauseOfYou

The fabulous new release by the awesomeness that is Dawn French is now out in paperback!

Because of You

Because Of You by Dawn French

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight.
The old millennium turns into the new.
In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters.
Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl.
Anna leaves with empty arms.
Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge, and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all.
The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits.
Perhaps beyond . . .

I was honoured to receive an arc copy of this book, and my review follows.

I was extremely excited to be chosen to read an advanced copy of Dawn French’s new book, Because of You, having read all of her previous novels, and enjoyed them immensely.

The story centres around two women, due to give birth on New Year’s Eve/Day, 2000.
Anna, wife of wannabe politician Julian, and Hope, the girlfriend of gentle Isaac.
Tragedy surrounds both women, yet out of the despair, one baby, Minnie, emerges.

It took me a little while to really get into the book, but within a few pages, I was truly immersed in the story.
A story about mothers and daughters, and love that grows. How real relationships are formed. Matters of the heart.
Dawn French has created beautiful, rounded, characters, that cause you to either to care deeply about them, or want to throttle them (Julian, anyone?)
Every step of the way, I wondered when the truth would be exposed. I had an inkling, but I wasn’t sure.
The book is written from the point of view of Hope, Anna and Minnie, in turn, with snippets of Julian and Isaac too, giving you a complete picture of the thoughts of everyone throughout a surreal situation.
I don’t want to give too much away, but suffice to say, I had tears in my eyes by the end of the book. Absolutely wonderfully written.

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Darlene
    May 09, 2021 @ 21:50:46

    Sounds like a fabulous read!!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Becky Ross Michael
    May 09, 2021 @ 16:21:45

    Where have I been? I love Dawn French’s acting and didn’t know she writes books!!!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. OIKOS™-Editorial
    May 09, 2021 @ 12:08:55

    Thank you for the beautiful review, Sis! Today it definitely meets the day! Happy Mother’s Day, Sis! 🙂 Enjoy a beautiful Sunday! Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    May 09, 2021 @ 11:56:51

    Lovely review Ritu. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  5. The Storyteller
    May 09, 2021 @ 10:31:56

    I haven’t read any of Dawn French’s books but I’m so interested to read this one!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. CarolCooks2
    May 09, 2021 @ 07:05:42

    I love Dawn French and like you probably have an inkling added to my list…Hope you are Ritu and saying safe 🙂 x

    Liked by 1 person


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