Author: Kate Hewitt

Publication Date: November 3, 2020

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Book Review

A Mother’s Goodbye by Kate Hewitt is an extremely emotional book with an excellent story.

Heather is pregnant with her fourth child. Her family is struggling financially and she needs to work. Heather decides putting the baby up for adoption would be the best for everyone. Grace is a workaholic with nobody important in her life after her father’s death. Grace decides she wants a child because she loved the bond she had with her father. Grace has no romantic prospects so decides adoption is the best option.

Heather chooses to give her child to Grace. Heather is not as confident that adoption is the right choice. She goes back and forth between keeping the baby and giving the baby to Grace. What will Heather choose? What is the best option for Heather’s future baby and her family? Will Heather make the choice that is best for everyone or just her?

A Mother’s Goodbye is a tear jerker. Every time I thought it couldn’t get more emotional, I was wrong. The story has so many great twists that I didn’t see coming. A Mother’s Goodbye covers many difficult topics including adoption and teen pregnancy. There are more difficult topics discussed, but I don’t want to ruin any surprises.

I loved reading Heather and Grace’s story. Everything about them I found interesting. There were times I was very annoyed with their decisions, but I really enjoyed them as characters. All of Heather’s kids have different personalities that are described well even though they are only in parts of the book.

Heather and Grace develop an understanding early on. As the story goes on their relationship becomes more difficult. I love reading about complicated situations and A Mother’s Goodbye puts the characters in many difficult situations. Hewitt did a great job showing how Heather and Grace’s decisions affected the whole family.

I highly recommend A Mother’s Goodbye to anyone that likes emotional books.

Thank you NetGalley and Forever Publishing/Grand Central Publishing for A Mother’s Goodbye.

About the Author

Kate Hewitt is a USA Today bestselling author of many novels of women’s fiction, including the Hartley-by-the-Sea series set in the Lake District, the Willoughby Close series set in the Cotswolds, and Tales From Goswell written as Katharine Swartz. Her novel A Mother’s Goodbye has been called “unputdownable” and “the most emotional book I have ever read” by readers.


She lives in a small market town in Wales with her husband and five young(ish) children, along with their two golden retrievers.

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