About If Only I Could Tell You
Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected.
As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find their way back to each other?
My review of If Only I Could Tell You
Oh where on earth do I start with this beautiful story? Sometimes, you just read a book that resonates so deeply within you that you find it difficult to put into words just how special that book is. If Only I Could Tell You is one such book. It's a story about sisters, the bond between mother and daughter and the secrets that a family hides. It's poignant, it's heartfelt and it is utterly beautiful.
We read the views of three female characters. Audrey, the mother, and Lily and Jess, the two estranged sisters. Why do the sisters no longer speak to each other? What happened in their past? What secrets are they all hiding? It is these questions that hooked me in and engaged me throughout the story. But, the more important question, was that of can they ever be reconciled?
This book is beautifully written. It's a story about love, family, secrets and the flaws that we all have. It's a family drama that is told with tenderness and love. I couldn't help but feel empathy for Audrey and what she was going through, in the fact that her two daughters no longer spoke, and her two granddaughters not being able to be friends.
If Only I Could Tell You is an emotional roller coaster of a read that I was reluctant to put down, and I felt so very sad once I had finished reading it, as I was leaving the world of these three engaging, vivacious and brave women who each had their own story to tell. A thoroughly engaging and emotive read. Highly recommended.
With thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the Advanced Reader Copy.
If Only I Could Tell You is published by Orion on 21st Feb .