Hannah Beckerman: If Only I Could Tell You



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5 stars to the writing story development pacing3 stars to the characters Lily and JessSo final decision 4 heart breaking tear jerker emotionally heavy poignant memorable dysfunctional starsAs a start trying to ead this book and facing with my own skeletons in the closet were the toughest tasks I lately endured I guess all the women eaders had shaken tremendously as soon as they start flipping pages because every one of us are mothers sisters daughters nieces granddaughters and when it comes to connect with the same gender your emotions always speak louder your ational thoughts Sometimes you may eject to accept each other s differences or opinions perspectives choices which could cause big dramas insurmountable devastating conseuences in your lives So communication or trying your best to listen to the others are our keywords to make peace with your own familyBeckerman chose a eally compelling and challenging subject a broken battered elationship between sisters and big secret that can change all the balances in the family Lily seems like she is having all with her successful career beautiful daughter and supporting husband On the other hand Jess is still struggling in her life trying to aise her kid by herself and working at demanding TV show as local manager Two sisters opinions decisions preferences about life are so different And now their mother Audrey is dying and her last wish is bringing back her daughters together for econcilingBut of course After I ead two sisters who haven t been talking each other for a long time and affecting their own children to alienate with each other made me eally pissed off So many times I just wanted to buy a megaphone and shouted at their ears with maximum volume Stop acting childish and start to use eal words to communicate So many eaders mentioned this book as unputdownable fast pacing addictive eading I truly loved the author s amazing emotional words cut through my heart and made me bleed But I have to say this is one of my hardest eadings and I was about to put down this book and take too many long breaths to calm myself down You know the feeling as the walls come tumbling down and all the pieces inside of you start to crumble slowly that s what this book made me feel like Of course it s hard to write something objective because when you deal too many losses and family dramas in your life there are two options you became stressful person who hate everybody or you became sarcastic screenwriter who likes to tease with the ha. Hannah Beckerman pens a life affirming novel that tells the story of a family divided and the secret that  can possibly unite them a must for fans of This Is UsAudrey knows that life is filled with ups and downs but she can’t help feeling like she’s been dealt than her fair share as she’s watched her family come undone over the years Her dream as a mother had been for her daughters Jess and Lily to be as close as only sis.

Nd life dealt for her and estrain your urge to slap all those meaningless obnoxious fictional characters So you already what I chose Yes hating peopleSometimes miscarriage suicide fatal illness dysfunctional family issues were like six octopus arms attacking to my neck to suffocate me I had a powerful urge to throw my kindle against the wall and start to sprint out of the house meet my husband and my friends at my favorite all you can sushi place and devour them till I suffer from mercury poisoning and drink several sake shots to get id of the bad mood the book gave meBut later I ealized I acted immature spoiled brats like these sisters did So I grabbed my book and esumed eading After all the teasing part about the eal matter Pandora s box opened slowly and big evelation punched me in the face Did I expect this Partly but this is intense than what I foresawWriting is impeccable heart wrenching emotional poignant ealistic genuine esembling Jodi Picoult s writing style but all those heavy feelings I had to deal and all those ugly cries I had were eally exhausting shaking experience for meDid I like the book Definitely yes it is impossible not to admire the writer s talent and her approach to those pure emotional sensitive subjects but if you have dysfunctional elationship or suffering from sudden losses fatal illnesses in your family prepare yourself to face with those hurt feelings one time This book literally can bleed you make you sob till you get breathless and make you cry till no tears left to spillI know this book ecommended by Marian Keyes which is one of my favorite Irish authors which made me emind of ereading Rachel s Holiday and Anybody Out There two times But I think I ll do that at least two weeks later because ight now I m one of emotional victims of this author and for ecovery I should binge watch Office and It s always sunny in Philadelphia episodes over and over againSpecial thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins Publishers to share this heart wrenching emotional ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest eview If Only I Could Tell You left me feeling overwhelmed because of all the issues that it tackled It was too much for me and I was also frustrated with how the characters handled or often did not address the issues So many elephants in t This was my BOTM for September and I wanted to love it as I am sucker for these broken family dramas but this one was just way too over the top for meSLIGHT SPOILER ALERT This book covers way too many topics Ters can be But now as adults they no longer speak to each other and Audrey’s two teenage granddaughters have never met Even upsetting is the fact that Audrey has no idea how to fix her family as she wonders if they will ever be whole againIf only Audrey had known three decades ago that a secret could have the power to split her family in two but ironically also keep them linked And when hostilities threaten to spiral out of co.

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Or one ather short book assisted suicide suicide coming out infidelity cancer multiple miscarriages Even e eading the list makes my head spin It was just too much for me tackling a couple of these issues would still have evoked the same type of emotions in the eader that I believe Beckerman was going for but by throwing everything but the kitchen sink in there it just didn t work and I couldn t wait for this oller coaster ide to end Also the secret that had torn the sisters apart for 20 years was not credible It all started when the one sister Jess was only 10 years old and it carried on in her head for the next two decades It s not believable that Jess wouldn t have told someone or tried to get to the bottom of her assumption prior to that time Perhaps it would have worked for me had Jess been a likable character however she was not Her actions and eally the actions of both sisters were so self absorbed that by the end of the book I was emotionally unattached to either of of them and didn t eally care if they finally econciled or not I thought the two granddaughters were the only saving grace of the book Due to all of the emotional topics I think this book is getting better eviews than it deserves It eally is just mediocre 2 wish I could change my BOTM choice stars DNF 31%Shoot I should ve ead trigger warnings of this book first I knew there might be some unexpected things but I ve never thought that it would include THISSS God I can t unread what I ve just ead but it would be better if I will no longer continue eading it and find spoilers to ead insteadPS I won t ate this book since it s not its fault It s me Only me Next time I ll ead trigger warnings before I start eading any books This is one of the saddest books I ve ever ead It actually made me feel psychically depressed at times while eading this This is a contemporary story that follows this mother Audrey and her adult daughters Jess and Lily don t speak to each other and their teenage daughters have never met all because of this secret that happened when they were children You spend the story trying to figure out what happened to their family and along the way you get your heart broken into pieces This book is being compared to one of my favorite tv shows This Is Us and I can honestly see why it s a family drama that makes you cry your eyes out I will warn you though that this book has some very triggering things in it like view spoilersuicide cancerserious illness grief miscarriage hide spoiler. Ntrol a devastating choice that was made so many years ago is about to be evealed testing once and for all Audrey and those she lovesIs it too late for one broken family to heal and find their way back to each otherA beautiful novel of mothers and daughters the bonds of family and the secrets that can sometimes divide us yet also bring us together If Only I Could Tell You will emain on your mind long after the last page is turn.

Hannah Beckerman is an author journalist event chair and broadcaster In the UK she writes for The Observer The FT Weekend Magazine and The Sunday Express and is a book critic on BBC Radio 2 She regularly chairs at literary events and panels across the UK and has judged numerous book prizes including the Costa Book Awards Before becoming a writer Hannah was a TV and film producer spending