The Good Mother

· Penguin UK
25 reviews

About this ebook

'There is warmth and heart aplenty in this delicately told story' Daily Mail

Moving back in with her dad was not part of Kate's plan. Blindsided by her husband's affair and the break-up of their family, Kate must balance the needs of three very different children - solo.

Seven-year-old Bobby is having meltdowns at school. Eighteen-year-old Luke vows that he'll never speak to his father again. And sweet middle-child Jess, always the peacemaker, is just trying to cheer everyone up as best she can.

But when Jess is diagnosed with cancer, Kate's resilience is put to the ultimate test. She knows she has to put aside her own hurt and do what is best for her little girl. But maybe doing the right thing means doing the unthinkable?

'A heart-warming and a heart-breaking story, beautifully written and sensitive ... compelling' Woman's Way

'A fascinating exploration of difficult subjects ... Moriarty writes with compelling authority' Irish Times

'OMG! I'm an emotional wreck after reading this novel, probably not helped by the fact that I pulled an all-nighter to finish it ... I just could not put it down' Eileen Dunne, RTÉ


Praise for Sinéad Moriarty:

'Heartfelt and deeply moving ... I couldn't put it down.' Susan Lewis

'Intriguing and thought provoking ... a great read.' Katie Fforde

'Gripping and thought-provoking - I was desperate to discover how it would pan out!' Paige Toon

'We ate this fabulous story up - 4 stars' Heat magazine

'Love, lies and longing - this has it all - 4 stars' Woman magazine

'Intriguing - a dramatic twist in the tale will keep you engrossed.' Candis
25 reviews
Kate J
August 3, 2018
Such a wonderful story of highs and lows. As a mum myself, I could feel the pain so acutely and bawled my eyes out. Yet it also made me smile. I simply couldn't put it down.
Marie Güngör
April 20, 2018
Another excellent book, couldn't put it down but cried most of the way through very sad.
Aleisha Sullivan
March 25, 2018
One of the saddest books I have ever read! Such a beautiful book
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About the author

Sinéad Moriarty's novels have sold over 900,000 copies in Ireland and the UK. She has won over readers and critics by telling stories that are humane, moving and relevant to modern women. She lives in her native Dublin with her husband and their three children.

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