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Dimensions (Overall): 8.05 Inches (H) x 5.45 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)
Weight: .64 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Author: K D Alden
Book theme: General
Street Date: January 19, 2021
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1995
Origin: Made in the USA
About the BookVirginia, 1924. Ruth Ann Riley is 17 years old when she gives birth to a baby girl. Unwed and undereducated, she's deemed "feeble-minded" and sent to live in a state-run institution where the doctors decide she must be sterilized "for the greater good." But Ruth Ann won't give up her baby Annabel or the hope of future children without a fight.
Book SynopsisBased on the true story behind a landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decision, K.D. Alden's debut is a rich and moving story of one woman's courage and determination to get her child back when all odds are stacked against her. Virginia, 1927: All Ruth Ann Riley wants is a chance to have a family. But because she was poor and unwed when she became pregnant, she was sent to an institution and her child was given to another woman. Ruth Ann can't stand the thought of never seeing little Annabel's face again, never snuggling up to her warmth or watching her blue eyes crinkle with laughter. And now they want to take away her right to have any other babies? She is not going to let that happen.
All the rich and fancy folks may call her feebleminded, but Ruth Ann is smarter than any of them have bargained for. Because no matter how high the odds are stacked against her, she is going to overcome the scandals in her past and get her child back. She just never expects her battle will go to the U.S. Supreme Court, or that she'd find unexpected friendships . . . and even the possibility of love along the way.
Review Quotes"A Mother's Promise just became a new classic that all readers should have on their shelves."--Urban Book Reviews "A compelling read! This book will stay with you for a long time."--The Book Review Crew "An emotional read that will leave you thinking long afterward."--Homeschool on the Range "An emotional, heartbreaking, masterfully woven tale by Alden that immerses you so thoroughly into the lives, feelings, and personalities of the characters you never want it to end."--What's Better Than Books? "Emotional and thought-provoking."--Just Reading Jess "Haunting and beautifully written."--Let's Get Booked Away A Mother's Promise is a powerful, heart-wrenching, ultimately uplifting novel about the bonds of family and one woman's courage in the face of adversity. K.D. Alden brings history to life with rich storytelling and deep emotion.--V.S. Alexander, author of The Magdalen Girls
About The AuthorK.D. Alden is the pseudonym of an award-winning author who has written more than twenty novels in various genres. She has been the recipient of the Maggie Award, the Book Buyer's Best Award and an RT Reviewer's Choice Award. A Mother's Promise is her first historical novel. K.D. is a graduate of Smith College, grew up in Austin, Texas, and resides in south Florida with her husband and two rescue greyhounds.
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