Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful Easter and are enjoying a lovely spring. The weather in North Carolina couldn't be any better (though the pollen could let up a bit). Today, I'm going to tell you about a character I love and give you a quick reminder about the link for the 50% off digital copy of Sunflowers Beneath the Snow.
If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman
I love generational stories, and this one did not disappoint. In If Only I Could Tell You, we see a grandmother, Aubrey, her two daughters Lily and Jess, and then her two granddaughters, Phoebe and Mia. However, unlike Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, this family's estrangement lasted for decades, and Aubrey, who has cancer, does not want to die before finding out why and fixing the problem.
Aubrey immediately became my friend. She is tough. She is determined. She is disheartened. She is harder on herself than she would be on anyone else. She doesn't believe she deserves what she has. And it all comes down to a secret.
Hannah Beckerman does a superb job exploring the role of mother and grandmother, helping the reader feel all of the joy and all of the sadness. Readers feel her need to fix her family before she dies - long before we come to understand all the reasons why this is so important.
The author explores family dynamics, love, loss, secrets, miscarriage, suicide, and more. Throughout it all, we see the story through Aubrey's eyes in a way that will make you smile, cry, and ache. But when you finish the last page of the book, she is a character you will not forget.
Discounted Until May 10th
If you haven't yet read Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, this is a great time to do so. Just click on this link now until May 10th. Doing so will get you:
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PS: If you haven't reviewed Sunflowers Beneath the Snow on Amazon yet, now would be a great time! Just give it a rating and say a few words about what you loved about the book. It's that easy! REVIEW HERE.
Teri M Brown, author of An Enemy Like Me and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow connects readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.