If Only I Could Tell You (Paperback)Hannah Beckerman (author)
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A poignant, heartbreaking novel ideal for fans of Jojo Moyes and Marian Keyes, If Only I Could Tell You details the trials and tribulations of Audrey and her family; estranged and divided by a bitter, long-held secret and a life-changing choice made thirty years previously.
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?
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm
'A must-read. An absorbing tale of long-buried family secrets, grief and guilt with a midpoint twist that changes everything.' - Sunday Express Magazine
'Tender, heartbreaking and utterly beautiful.' - Psychologies
'Life-affirming.' - Red
'Hot reads: If Only I Could Tell You really tugs the heartstrings.' - Good Housekeeping
'A tender story that will have you reaching for tissues.' - PRIMA
'Tense, moving and tender.' - Sun on Sunday
'A powerful novel about grief, guilt and...secrets.' - Sunday Express
'A compelling yet tender tale.' - Woman & Home
'A tender story.' - Sunday Mirror
'Emotionally-charged and superbly crafted . . . For all its emotional intensity and heartbreaking themes, Beckerman's compelling, compassionate novel delivers ultimately life-affirming and uplifting messages with eloquence, elegance and an acute understanding of the delicate but unbreakable bonds of family.' - Lancashire Post
'A tender and heartbreaking second novel.' -Daily Mail
'I loved it.' - Jojo Moyes
'A beautiful tale... Heartbreaking and uplifting.' - Ruth Jones
'Utterly compelling and completely heart-breaking.' - Ruth Hogan
'A tender portrait of family lives, losses and secrets.' - Clare Mackintosh
'Wonderful . . . I loved it to bits.' - Joanna Cannon
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