Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which I  share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers, who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

What a great way to spend a Friday!

Today’s feature is a book I have had waiting patiently since January 2017:  A Mother’s Confession, by Kelly Rimmer, an emotionally gripping and gut-wrenching read about love, loss and the strength of a mother’s love.



Beginning:  (Olivia)

Most of the time, people try to avoid talking about what happened.  Even when their conversational acrobatics fail and the subject arises anyway, they stay within the very narrow subject of warning signs…specifically, warning signs that I somehow missed.

I get it, I really do.  If there were warning signs and I missed them, that makes this my fault.


56:  As a mother, you’re biologically programmed to look for the best in your children.  It’s how we bring out their strengths—how we protect them from people who would criticize and cut them down from a very young age.  Who hasn’t become defensive when another parent has accused their child of something terrible?


Synopsis:  Your husband took his own life. Tell the truth and destroy what’s left of your family. Or keep a secret that will tear you apart. What would you do?

Olivia and David were the perfect couple with their whole lives in front of them. When beautiful baby daughter Zoe came along, their world seemed complete.

But now David is dead and Olivia’s world is in pieces. While she is consumed with grief, her mother-in-law Ivy is also mourning the loss of her son. Both women are hiding secrets about the man they loved. Secrets that have put the family in danger.

Something was very wrong in Olivia and David’s marriage. Can Olivia and Ivy break their silence and speak the truth? A mother should protect her child, whatever the cost… shouldn’t she?


What do you think?  Would you keep reading? 



      1. Ah, yes, those typos! I tend to find a few even after proofing…probably because I am writing when I’m only half awake! Plus…I’m never comfortable with how tiny the keyboards are on laptops…LOL. Excuses, right? Thanks for stopping by, Lynn, and I’ve really gotten immersed in A Mother’s Confession.


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