If Only I Could Tell You – Hannah Beckerman

I am delighted to be part of the #blogtour for Hannah Beckerman’s latest book IF ONLY I COULD TELL YOU.

About the book: 

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?

About the author: Hannah Beckerman is a former TV Executive who spent fifteen years producing and commissioning documentaries about the Arts, History and Science before turning her hand to writing.

She is the author of The Dead Wife’s Handbook and a freelance journalist and book critic for the FT Weekend Magazine, The Observer and The Sunday Express.

Hannah lives in London with her husband and their daughter.

My Review: OMG I loved this book.  There aren’t many books that I start reading and by chapter 3 I can’t stop thinking about the characters but If Only I Could Tell You is definitely one of them.

This book covers everything you need for a heart-warming, heart-breaking story.  Family, friendship, love, guilt, lies, grief, honesty, deception, bravery, acceptance and fear.

The story revolves around Audrey, a mother to 2 grown up women Jess and Lily, each with a daughter of their own.  However Jess and Lily haven’t spoken in over 30 years and the family are in literally in pieces.  Audrey’s final wish is to reunite her daughters and heal the rift before it’s too late.

If Only I Could Tell You is narrated through Audrey, Jess and Lily and it’s impossible not to feel and care about these wonderful characters.  This is a moving and emotional story that will tug at your heart strings.

What Other Author’s are Saying:

‘Heartbreaking and uplifting’ Ruth Jones, author of Never Greener

‘A tender portrait of family lives, losses and secrets’ Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go

‘So compelling that I read it, cover to cover, in a single day’ John Boyne, author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies

‘An emotionally engaging, clever & wonderfully satisfying novel – proper storytelling at its finest’ Kate Mosse, author of The Burning Chambers

‘Totally engrossing, achingly sad and so perceptive about the corrosive legacy of family secrets’ Kate Eberlen, author of Miss You

‘If Only I Could Tell You breaks your heart, but with an incredible skill and elegance… I loved it to bits’ Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble With Goats and Sheep

‘An intricately tender novel about secrets and silence’ Julie Cohen, author of Together

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