Author(s): Dawn French
Because of you, Dawn’s first novel in five years, tells the story of two very different women whose lives become entwined when they both give birth in the same hospital ward on New Year's Eve. A tale of mothers and daughters, love and loss, mistakes and regret, it is above all a book about what makes us who we are. Dawn says, “This novel dared me to write it, so I did. I have left parts of my heart in these pages. (Not my actual heart. That would be messy...)” Publisher Louise Moore added “Dawn’s fourth novel is a very contemporary story, whose cleverly drawn characters are challenged by themselves, each other and surprising twists and turns of fate. It is a triumphant novel about mothers and daughters, modern families and unconditional love. Dawn’s warmth and curiosity for people shine off every page – this is hallmark Dawn French, her best novel yet!” We have been reliably informed by those in the inner circle who have read it, that Dawn is right on form and her many fans will not be disappointed with this heartfelt family drama that starts in a maternity ward on New Year’s Eve 1999 where 2 women unknown to each other are about to give birth to baby girls and continues to follow these women for nearly 20 years. In true Dawn style there is tragedy, comedy and connectivity in equal parts. You’ll cry, you’ll cheer but you won’t be disappointed.