Friday 16 October 2020

Review: 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 . . .

Review: It has been a long time since a book has left me this emotionally drained. I loved every minute of this, I just could not put it down and I was left so emotional by the end of it. This is one of those books where you find yourself holding your breath without even realising you're doing it and just getting so behind these characters because you are so invested in their lives. 

I love the fact that this book surrounds two women from very different walks of life linked by the fact that they are giving birth on the eve of the new millennium in the same hospital. I loved Hopes fiery spirit and her determination to be happy in life. I loved the fact that she didn't care about material possessions, to her family and happiness were really at the heart of her reason for being and I just admired her passion so much. 

Anna is also very passionate but in a very contained way. Her life is almost the opposite of the way Hope aims to live. She is married to someone in a position of powers and so as she is giving birth she does have the possessions and the status but she doesn't have that deep rooted love with her husband. She has that strength that Hope does though, she just needed the events of this book in order to find it. I just fell in love with the women in this book. I loved how fiercely they lived and they were so well written I could imagine meeting them in real life and falling in love with them all over again. 

This book does come with care warnings for baby loss and also to keep tissues nearby because it is an emotional rollercoaster and you will find yourself finding joy in things you never thought possible.. There are a few villains in this story and I did spend my time hating on the characters in particular but I love when an author writes someone that I can feel passionately about so I have no problems with that. 

This is one of those books that you can't talk about this plot without giving away spoilers so I just urge you to read this one. It is brilliantly written so you find joy in the prose and just have to keep on reading reading reading because of the way it was structured. I am envious of those of you who will get to read this book for the first time because you are about to embark on a wonderful journey. This is definitely a new favourite for me-highly recommend!

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