If you could wish one thing for your daughter, what would it be?
Jenny lost her beloved mother as a teenager. As a parting gift her mother left a bundle of letters, one for each significant day of Jenny’s future. First date, first broken heart, wedding day, when she becomes a mother…
But now Jenny is in her late twenties, and while at the hospital where she works she helps other women start families every day, she still hasn’t opened the letter for the day she meets the love of her life, let alone the one for having a baby.
And Jenny is still writing back:
I’m sorry I don’t love cycling.
I’m sorry I don’t always dream about you.
I’m sorry the last thing I whispered in your ear was, ‘can I stay up late?’ when it should have been ‘I love you’.
When a case of mistaken identity leads to an unexpected friendship with Helen, a kindly shopkeeper in her fifties, the bond growing between them makes Jenny wonder: she treasures her mother’s words more than anything, but are they keeping her stuck in the past?
Can we ever heal from a loss that cuts so deep? Can Jenny find a way to let go, and start living life to the full, as her mother truly wanted?
An absolutely unforgettable book-club read that will break your heart. If you love Jojo Moyes, Cecelia Ahern and Nancy Thayer you will love this unputdownable page-turner.
Readers absolutely love Promise Me:
‘Poignant, emotional and beautiful, prepare to have your heart broken (in the best possible way).’ Isabelle Broom, Heat magazine, 5 stars
‘I sobbed for about 30 minutes when I finished it… So real and human that I felt I had gone on an emotional journey with the characters… This book is so good.’ Musings of a Tired Mummy
‘A beautiful, poignant, thought-provoking story. It will make you smile, cry and perhaps have some self-reflection. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read this gem and can’t recommend it enough.’ A Haven for Book Lovers
‘This book whisked me away… I ran the full gauntlet of emotions with them, laughing some big dirty laughs and then sadly sniffling my way through the pages. It both broke and then mended my heart… realistic and also very touching.’ Between My Lines
‘A beautiful, moving and touching story. Promise Me delivers a heart-warming and emotional story that is sure to make you laugh and cry and hope that the story never ends… Have a box of tissues ready because the tears will come, a lot. I do not think this book can have been any more perfect!’ Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Emotional, charming and light-hearted… There were extremely emotional thoughts and reflections from mother to daughter that I found deeply touching.’ Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading
‘Blew me away… a tender, enchanting read which tugs on the heart strings left, right and centre. Jade Beer has once again showcased her beautiful, beautiful way of storytelling and I have to say that she has done every one of her characters proud. An enchanting, escapism of a read.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars
‘Reading this beautiful novel took me through a tidal wave of emotions from tears to laughter, but what a read it is! Charged full of emotion I found it nigh on impossible to put down… I loved everything about this book and didn't want it to come to an end.’ Stacy is Reading, 5 stars