Because of You: The beautifully uplifting Richard & Judy bestseller

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Because of You: The beautifully uplifting Richard & Judy bestseller

Because of You: The beautifully uplifting Richard & Judy bestseller

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The characters are written with compassion and although they feel a little unrealistic at times I did grow to like them. He hopes to be the first PM of colour (sorry, Rishi, if you (ever) had your eye on that position), he is clearly in part modelled on a specific someone in our government and is, frankly loathsome and crass, at times consigned to being a buffoon (clue! When Minnie becomes pregnant at 17 it is discovered that she has a hereditary heart defect, inherited from her biological father, Julius.

The story ends by Minnie having to cope with Hope taking her own life, while recovering from a heart transplant. I hope French’s book will find the hands of the right readers, even if that’s not the literary crowd. A few hours later as Hope is heading home she goes past Anna’s room where both she and her partner are asleep and she sneaks a peek at the baby.By the following morning, one woman will go home with a gorgeous baby girl and the other will go home empty handed after a catastrophic and devastating event. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Dawn French handles the story with warmth and somehow even though a wrong has been done, the leading female characters feel so credible that you really care about them. It examines relationships between mothers and children, between husbands and wives and fathers and children.

A bright, brilliant and heartbreaking tale of two mothers, two babies and the far-reaching consequences of one fateful day - Yahoo!

However, I feel like there are some well-known public figures such as Graham Norton who've written popular novels which are fine but they probably receive undue attention just because the authors are already known to the public. I knew what Hope had done was so wrong and on many levels evil, but I also couldn’t help feeling sorry for her. In Because of You, Hope gives birth to a still born baby and goes on to steal the child of another woman, Anna, who had given birth the same hospital that night. The warmth of the mother / daughter relationship (with both mothers) was there and true to the Dawn we think we know. The male characters in it are terrible - the incompetent police inspector’s character is so overwritten it’s cringeworthy.

I found the beginning and the end very distressing, and most of the rest of it farcical and not funny.We then jump forward nearly 18 years, when events will transpire to bring the truth out and reunite these two families. and her grief and loss is made worse by the behaviour of her self-absorbed, bombastic and philandering husband Jules.

Usually linear-ish, though not always, the chapters lead purposefully toward the dramatic conclusion of the story. 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. Her situation is very different to Anna’s, she is young, she works as a cleaner in the very hospital she is about to give birth in, her boyfriend is a student who drives a clapped out car and money is very tight. The constant misquoting and mixing of sayings - 'wolves in cheap clothing' for one example - but it kept what could have been a very tough subject light, funny.I've been meaning to tuck into one of Dawn French's books for a while and being invited to join the tour was just the perfect excuse to do just that. Family is obviously the key theme explored in the story, but class, wealth, politics, honesty, duplicity, morality are all simmering at or just below the surface. Because Of You is Dawn French's stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.

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