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I read the preview of this book and it is heartbreaking!  The book is based on a true story of an unwed woman who gives birth to her baby girl, who is taken away.  The mother fights for her rights to her baby and her own freedom.  Definitely a must read.  
Thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.  

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Too bad I was too late to get this book in full. However, even judging by first 4 chapters in the preview I can say that this book is scarier than and thought-up, made-up thrillers. Truth always is... scarier.
A young defenseless girl thrown at the mercy of state and at person with God's complex. Her only fault is being born poor, having a mother with mental illness, being raped by her employer's nephew and having a child out of wedlock. She is locked in the institution, deemed feebleminded and... marked to 'slaughter'....She has no rights, no voice, no protection. Is she strong enough to survive? Is she brave enough to take on this cold heartless world?
Well, K.D Alden created Ruth Ann Riley character based on the real person or.. many real women. The author has given her creation enough strength and enough pain to make this book gut-wrenching and believable, 'throw at the wall' and unputdownable. 
I wish I could have read it in full.
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Book based on a true story of a landmark Supreme Court case taking place in 1924 to a Virginia woman.
The preview chapters really intrigued me and I must now read the full book.
Moving story about a woman's courage and strength despite all the odds stacked against her.

I was given a complimentary copy. Thank you.
All opinions expressed are my own.
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A heartbreaking yet utterly inspiring tale, based on a true story in which one unwed woman gives birth, is institutionalized, and has her baby taken away. Her fight to gain her freedom and her child goes all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. This preview was so compelling that I MUST read the whole book now! 

5 of 5 Stars
Pub Date 19 Jan 2021
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Thanks to the author, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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A Mother’s Promise Free Preview by K.D. Alden nobody has the right to take someone’s chance of having a child away even if they are considered feeble minded.
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Even though it was only a few chapters, the beginning of book A Mother's Promise is quite intriguing, especially because it's based on real story. I'm looking forward to see how this story will unfold. 

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me sampler of book in exchange for review. All opinions are my own.
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Ruth Ann Riley lives in a home for the feeble minded and epileptics in VA in the 1920s.  She lives thee because her mother is mentally ill.  After Ruth Ann gives birth, the medical personnel at the home want to sterilize her.  Together with another young woman in the same situation, Ruth Ann plans her escape and hopes to get her young daughter from the family that has taken her.  This preview was well-written and makes me wants to read further into this book!
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Thank you NetGalley. K. D. Alden and  Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for the preview of A Mother’s Promise. This is my personal review.
I received the first four chapters of the book A Mother’s Promise. I am looking forward to reading the complete book. I could not put the preview chapters down. The story is so engrossing that I read it without stopping and was taken in by the story.
The writing is perfect, and I was able to see and feel everything that was going on as I read. 
I am looking forward to reading the complete book.
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A MOTHER'S PROMISE-K.D. ALDEN 

I received the chapters 1-4 on my Kindle from Net Galley.  It is a great beginning and quite intriguing.

I found it difficult to put down as I followed the Ruth Ann and Glory's story from the beginning. However, I am now at the end of chapter 4 and would very much like the rest of the book on my Kindle.

True story of a young woman who at the mercy of the government in Virginia had be institutionalized for having a baby out of wedlock.  As she learns her fate being in this home, her plan is birthed and at the end of chapter four......well, there I am.
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After reading this preview of A Mother's Promise I'm excited to read the entire book. The early chapters grabbed my attention right away and I look forward to seeing how this story unfolds. 
Many thanks to Forever Publishing and NetGalley for the early look.
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After reading the synopsis for this book I quickly added it to my TBR.  This preview is the perfect sneak peak into Ruth Ann's world and I cannot wait until this one publishes so that I can find out where the story goes after chapter 4.
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I enjoyed the premise of "A Mother's Promise" - historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. The characters in this story started to feel pretty interesting by the end of this preview, but the internal monologue of Ruth Ann was at times frustrating. 

The depiction of the life of someone at a state run institution, and the choices that are taken from them are so astounding. I really want to learn more about this true story on which this novel is based.

A very intriguing start to this book, but I wasn't as invested as I expected to feel by the end of the first few chapters. Perhaps the finished version will be more engrossing, and I'll definitely still keep it on my to-read list!

Thanks to Forever and NetGalley for this free preview in exchange for my honest review.
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I loved the cover . I'm not able to give a proper review because I use the netgalley shelf only now. Kindle took up too much space on phone. I love the app but some books like this one are unreadable.
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Captivating straight from page 1. Great start to what I assume to be an epic story!

I recently read Q by Christina Dalcher, which was a sci-fi thriller touching the topic of ‘shaping’ the futuristic generation based on some predetermined criteria. That was the first time I heard about the concept of eugenics and its abuse, and the horrors that happened back in the 20s, which made me pick up this book preview.

I was immediately hooked by Ruth Ann as a character, and I flew through the pages. I particularly loved how even though this was a historical fiction, the language used had a modern feeling to it. Ruth’s thought process and her internal banters were very relevant to today’s readers - they were snappy, darkly funny, and so enjoyable.

I will be picking this for my TBR list. Unfortunately I could only ‘wish’ for the full book, instead of ‘request’. 

Great, important story. Enjoyable writing style!
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Cannot wait until i can read the entire book!   A Mother's Promise is based on a true story whereby Ruth Ann Riley had to give up her baby when sent to a state run institution and her fight to reclaim her baby.  Think i will eventually need a tissue or two for this book!
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