• My Mother's Secret

  • A Completely Gripping and Emotional Listen
  • By: Julia Roberts
  • Narrated by: Clare Kissane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (156 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"They told me he died, but I never believed them. I’d have known," she says, her voice little more than a whisper and her eyes searching mine. "A mother would know if her child died, wouldn’t she?"

The phone call comes in the middle of the night, rousing Danni from her safe, warm bed. The police have found her mother Diana wandering along the main road, miles from her house, confused and lost. 

Danni races to her mother’s side, but when she arrives, as always, her mother doesn’t seem to care. "Go away, Danni," she says. "I don’t want you."

When she was a child, Danni would lie awake at night wondering what she had done to make her mother so cold. Now, she is determined to put the past behind them and make Diana as happy as she can in the time they have left. 

But as some of Diana’s memories are slipping away, others are forcing their way to the surface. One night Diana breaks down in tears and reveals her heartbreaking secret. Years before Danni was born, there was another baby who never got to see the world. Now there is one last thing Danni can do for her mother. She will find her brother’s resting place, and bring Diana some peace. 

But good intentions can have unexpected consequences, and soon Danni’s life will be changed forever. Are some secrets best left buried? 

A completely heartbreaking and compelling story of families, secrets, and the fierce love between mothers and children. Fans of Amanda Prowse, Ali Mercer, and Jodi Picoult will smile through their tears.  

©2021 Julia Roberts (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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A treasure

absolutely loved it all. Making us,aware of the struggle of the disease and the family bring life around in a full circle.

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Enjoyed

Slow to start but picks up and has a great ending. I would recommend it.

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The book was slow at first but as I continued listening it got more interesting. For me it help to hear it with an English accent because it helped me to understand and picture things better.

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Sad , slow and boring

I was disappointed because I really like Julia Roberts and was hoping for a great read on this. The plot line was very sad slow and I found it boring. I ended up skipping to the last chapter just to finally see what happened and I never do that.

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SO BORING!

I couldn’t even get past Chapter 6. I even have a mother with Alzheimer’s. There is no plot …and I’m pretty sure the ending is her Mothers Secret is she had to give up a baby….but who really cares because it is too tedious to listen and find out

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Beautiful story

It was easy listening and a few twists too..very much a entertaining and fun listen

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Great story, but technical difficulties

Overall great, but multiple times there were technical difficulties that caused double voices taking over one another and times when the recording skipped and made me miss sections.

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My Mother's Secret

Struggled to finish My Mother's Secret took several days to finally complete the reading. Slow moving until the last half of book.

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This is one of the greatest love story's between a child and mother. This is heart breaking and glorious at the sametime. A daughters need for a Mothers love and the care and things said and done are pushed aside to let healing begin and the chance for a loving good bye. You will love this book!

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Touching

This story had me crying from almost the beginning. It gave such voice to so much of my childhood with my mother and older brother. It helped heal some of those past wounds.

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  • Carol
  • 03-04-22

Ok. A nice story

Reasonable storyline but a bit too ‘nice’ for me. I prefer a bit of grit to the main character!

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  • Margaret Gilbert
  • 02-11-21

Brilliant

This read was amazing thankyou Julia and the voice of the lady that narrated the book voice was so fitting for her character ❤