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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Sister and The Mother-in-Law with new novel The Younger Wife out now.

Three women, one girl and the vow that binds them.


Alice and her daughter Zoe have been a team of two all their lives. They've never needed anyone else - until Alice gets sick.

Alice reaches out to two near-strangers: Kate, her oncology nurse, and Sonja, her social worker. As the lives of the three women become inextricably tied, a chain of events is set into motion, forcing them to confront their deepest fears and secrets.

Imbued with heart and humour in even the darkest moments, The Mother's Promise is an unforgettable novel about the strength of a mother's love.


From the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives, with new novel The Good Sister out now.

PRAISE FOR THE MOTHER'S PROMISE

"It evokes the quit desperation and the ferocious life force of single motherhood" Sydney Morning Herald

"Hepworth skilfully uses each woman's voice to tell this engrossing, warm and gently humourous story" Courier Mail

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760552299
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 28/02/2017
  • Category: Fiction & related items / General
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $9.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Sister and The Mother-in-Law with new novel The Younger Wife out now.

Three women, one girl and the vow that binds them.


Alice and her daughter Zoe have been a team of two all their lives. They've never needed anyone else - until Alice gets sick.

Alice reaches out to two near-strangers: Kate, her oncology nurse, and Sonja, her social worker. As the lives of the three women become inextricably tied, a chain of events is set into motion, forcing them to confront their deepest fears and secrets.

Imbued with heart and humour in even the darkest moments, The Mother's Promise is an unforgettable novel about the strength of a mother's love.


From the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives, with new novel The Good Sister out now.

PRAISE FOR THE MOTHER'S PROMISE

"It evokes the quit desperation and the ferocious life force of single motherhood" Sydney Morning Herald

"Hepworth skilfully uses each woman's voice to tell this engrossing, warm and gently humourous story" Courier Mail

Author Information

Sally Hepworth is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, most recently The Good Sister (2020), which was an instant bestseller. Her novel, The Mother-In-Law (2019) has been optioned for a TV series by Hollywood actress and
producer, Amy Poehler.

Drawing on the good, the bad and the downright odd of human behaviour, Sally writes incisively about family, relationships and identity. Her domestic thriller novels are laced with quirky humour, sass and a darkly charming tone.

Sally's novels are available worldwide in English and have been translated into 20 languages.

Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, three children and one adorable dog.

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