Published: 26th February 2015
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Pages: 368 Pages
Jessica has just had the wedding of her dreams, and now she’s setting up a new home with her lawyer husband Matthew. Even better – they are expecting a child.
As they paint the nursery and shop for babygros, she plans for the joy that motherhood will bring. But Jessica’s experience is far from joyous. Why isn’t she transformed by maternal feelings? Where is the all-consuming love she’s supposed to feel for her child?
No-one told her that being a mum was so lonely and terrifying. No-one told her you don’t always love your baby. Perhaps it’s best if Jessica keeps that dark secret to herself for now…
Thank you to Laura from Midas PR for sending me a copy to read and review – well the copy was read by my Mum, Annette. I passed on the novel to her because I thought it would be something she would enjoy or maybe something she fancied reading.
So, I’ll pass you onto my Mum for the review.
A Mother’s Story was about postnatal depression a very serious condition that many mother’s experience. New mother’s would expect to be feeling all joyful at the birth of this child, but sadly many experience a feeling that brings out strong negative emotions and that must be very hard to deal with.
The novel itself was very thought provoking and made you have strong feelings and emotions – more so when you’ve experienced motherhood and how you should love your child.
Although the concept was a work of fiction, the characters felt real, and the story was brought across really well. I read it quite quickly as it was the type of novel you just couldn’t put down – a very easy read.