Hannah Beckerman: If Only I Could Tell You



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If Only I Could Tell You left me feeling overwhelmed because of ll the issues that it tackled It was too much for me Wrong for Me (Motor City Royals, and I waslso frustrated with how the characters handled or often did not ddress the issues So many elephants in the room that could have been faced nd dealt with to give the family some closure Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music andn bility to grow nd move on Others did like this book lot than I liked it so I encourage you to check out the various reviews There re many issues that could be hard for some people to handle Downright Dead and other reviewsctually list the individual potential triggers Thank you to Goodreads Giveaway nd Orion for this ARC Oh how I love n emotional story of family Audrey s Family is mess Her daughters Jess nd Lily no longer speak to each other Left Fur Dead and her granddaughters have never metThere s secret that divides the family but it s lso loosely tied tether that connects themWill this broken family ever reconnectIf Only I Could Tell You is n uthentic sad somber Death by Tea and genuine story of sisterhood inll its rawness Audrey is ill Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, and she needs the support of both daughters Will Jessnd Lily come together for the sake of their mother There s so much depth I felt like I was reading memoir nd not By Way Of A Wager a work of contemporary fiction This is definitely book that reuires box of tissues If Only I Could Tell You is relatable well written story one that is memorable nd the uthor keeps the tension building s she slowly reveals the secret that tore this family part Highly recommended for fans of powerful reads When Kingdom Comes and stories of familyMany of my reviews canlso be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom This is one of the saddest books I ve ever read It ctually made me feel psychically depressed t times while reading this This is The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, a contemporary story that follows this mother Audreynd her dult daughters Jess nd Lily don t speak to each other Such a Dance and their teenage daughters have never metll because of this secret that happened when they were children You spend the story trying to figure out what happened to their family nd long the way you get your heart broken into pieces This book is being compared to one of my favorite tv shows This Is Us nd I can honestly see why it s 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 Trigger warning this book talks bout serious illness miscarriage suicideIf Only I Could Tell You is book everyone talked bout still in 2018 even though it officially came out few days goMany bloggers said it will be on most people favourite lists for 2019 how emotional La bte du marais and touching it wasnd now when the book is released it s Goodreads page is full of positive 5 Laos: Keystone Of Indochina and 4 stars reviewsIm How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World aware that Im in minority here but I have to say I didn t like this story s much s others I mean I do Geeking Out on 11C appreciate itnd I do think it was Et ainsi de suite a touching story that talksbout so many serious subjects that happen every day The Shoshoni Cookbook and need to be talkedbout but I needed some hope from itI read books to feel better I m ware that life is not beautiful Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe and Ilso like to read serious book Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It and hard books but I like when books havet least one positive thing in the story little silver lining hidden between pagesThis book had noneIt was like punch in the face filled with ll the negative things life can bring with one tragedy fter nother And just when the story punched me so hard I was mentally lying on the floor nd I needed that last hope towards the end it kicked me once gain nd walked wayOkay I know I m exaggerating but I hope you got what I meanThe story follows two sisters Jess nd Lily who have no connection to each other because Jess blames Lily for something that happened in their past nd can t ever forgive herThe third character is their mother Audrey who wants to make things right heal their family before she says her final goodbyeThat is ll you have to know before going into the story because there is so many tragic things that happen in this story I don t think ny premise can prepare readers for what s insideSo many events from the book can be triggering so be ware of that Miscarriage suicide illness just to name the fewThere was one scene that described miscarriage in such detailed way that it made me weak I had to stop reading skip some pages nd then Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice after some time I was ready to continue with the storyThe story is written in third person followingll three main characters perspectivesI think Hannah Beckerman is good uthor nd I understand why people like her work but in ll honesty I don t think she s the uthor I ll come back to At least not in this point of my lifeHowever I have need to stress out once gain that this book is loved by so many readersIf I should recommend it I would to readers who like to read tragic nd realistic stories Read this nd reviews on my blog This was my BOTM for September The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank and I wanted to love its I The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins 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 for one rather short bookssisted suicide suicide. Hannah Beckerman pens  life ffirming novel that tells the story of family divided nd the secret that  can possibly unite them must for fans of This Is UsAudrey knows that life is filled with ups nd downs but she can’t help feeling like she’s been dealt than her fair share Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design as she’s watched her family come undone over the years Her dreams mother had been for her daughters Jess nd Lily to be s close s only sis.

Coming out infidelity cancer multiple miscarriages Even re reading the list makes my head spin It was just too much for me tackling couple of these issues would still have evoked the same type of emotions in the reader that I believe Beckerman was going for but by throwing everything but the kitchen sink in there it just didn t work nd I couldn t wait for this roller coaster ride to end Also the secret that had torn the sisters part for 20 years was not credible It ll started when the one sister Jess was only 10 years old nd 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 ssumption prior to that time Perhaps it would have worked for me had Jess been likable character however she was not Her ctions nd really the ctions of both sisters were so self bsorbed that by the end of the book I was emotionally unattached to either of of them nd didn t really care if they finally reconciled or not I thought the two granddaughters were the only saving grace of the book Due to ll of the emotional topics I think this book is getting better reviews than it deserves It really is just mediocre 2 wish I could change my BOTM choice stars A very intriguing start Sisters Jess nd Lily Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, are getting ready for school when Lily goes into the spare room which she wassked not to We don t know what she sees but it causes the sisters to be estranged for years to come I m so pleased I had thought I had this ll worked out nd I was so wrongWe then move forwards 28 years nd Audrey is moving into her daughter Jess s house s she is dying Audrey s last wish would be for her daughters to be reconciled But can it be fixed The title If only I could tell you was so Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende apt Imagine thinking you saw something you keep it secret only to find out that you had misconstrued it A secret that has ffected the whole family with heartbreaking conseuencesFor me reading this was n emotional ride it is so beautifully The Abbeyville Way and compassionately written that it will capture you re heartnd ttention from start to finish Definitely read this with the tissues nearby you made me laugh nd you made me cry you Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics also made me thinkbout siblings that I have not been in touch with for while nd how life is too short so grab life with both hands Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, and enjoy itThis book incorporates so much grief loss friendship love basically it has highsnd lows than A Shot at Love a rollercoaster but is notll doom Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past and gloom The tension is kept throughout the book to the end which is finished off in believable Ask an Astronaut and compassionate wayA must read but make sure you have few hours to spare Dead of Night as you will not want to put this book downI rate this book 10 out of 10Looking forward to Hannah Beckerman s next book Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for review 5 stars to the writing story development pacing3 stars to the characters Lily The Voyage Unplanned and JessSo final decision 4 heart breaking tear jerker emotionally heavy poignant memorable dysfunctional starsAs start trying to read this book The Dwelling and facing with my own skeletons in the closet were the toughest tasks I lately endured I guessll the women readers had shaken tremendously s soon s they start flipping pages because every one of us re mothers sisters daughters nieces granddaughters nd when it comes to connect with the same gender your emotions Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna always speak louder your rational thoughts Sometimes you may reject toccept 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 re our keywords to make peace with your own familyBeckerman chose really compelling nd challenging subject broken battered relationship between sisters Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films and big secret that can changell the balances in the family Lily seems like she is having ll with her successful career beautiful daughter nd supporting husband On the other hand Jess is still struggling in her life trying to raise her kid by herself nd working t demanding TV show Easy as local manager Two sisters opinions decisions preferencesbout life Morrissey y los atormentados are so different And now their mother Audrey is dyingnd her last wish is bringing back her daughters together for reconcilingBut of course After I read two sisters who haven t been talking each other for long time nd Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe affecting their own children tolienate with each other made me really pissed off So many times I just wanted to buy Interview with the Vampire a megaphonend shouted Emma of Aurora (Change and Cherish Historical at their ears with maximum volume Stopcting childish nd start to use real words to communicate So many readers mentioned this book s unputdownable fast pacing The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table addictive reading I truly loved theuthor s mazing emotional words cut through my heart nd made me bleed But I have to say this is one of my hardest readings nd I was bout to put down this book Ravished by a Duke and take too many long breaths to calm myself down You know the feelings the walls come tumbling down Damn Delicious Meal Prep andll 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 nd family dramas in your life. Ters can be But now s dults they no longer speak to each other nd Audrey’s two teenage granddaughters have never met Even upsetting is the fact that Audrey has no idea how to fix her family Deep Lane: Poems as she wonders if they will ever be wholegainIf only Audrey had known three decades Komisario Nuusku ja makkaratehtaan arvoitus ago that secret could have the power to split her family in two but ironically lso keep them linked And when hostilities threaten to spiral out of co.

There re two options you became stressful person who hate everybody or you became sarcastic screenwriter who likes to tease with the hand life dealt for her nd restrain your urge to slap ll those meaningless obnoxious fictional characters So you Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry already what I chose Yes hating peopleSometimes miscarriage suicide fatal illness dysfunctional family issues were like six octopusrms ttacking to my neck to suffocate me I had powerful urge to throw my kindle The Online Diary of a Masochistic Submissive against the wallnd start to sprint out of the house meet my husband nd my friends t my favorite Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution all you can sushi placend devour them till I suffer from mercury poisoning nd drink several sake shots to get rid of the bad mood the book gave meBut later I realized I cted immature spoiled brats like these sisters did So I grabbed my book nd resumed reading After ll the teasing part bout the real matter Pandora s box opened slowly nd big revelation punched me in the face Did I expect this Partly but this is intense than what I foresawWriting is impeccable heart wrenching emotional poignant realistic genuine resembling Jodi Picoult s writing style but ll those heavy feelings I had to deal nd My Lady Viper all those ugly cries I had were really exhausting shaking experience for meDid I like the book Definitely yes it is impossible not todmire the writer s talent Sunflower and herpproach to those pure emotional sensitive subjects but if you have dysfunctional relationship 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 nd make you cry till no tears left to spillI know this book recommended by Marian Keyes which is one of my favorite Irish uthors which made me remind of rereading Rachel s Holiday Periyar: A Political Biography of E.V. Ramasamy and Anybody Out There two times But I think I ll do thatt least two weeks later because right now I m one of emotional victims of this uthor nd for recovery I should binge watch Office Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home and It slways sunny in Philadelphia episodes over nd over gainSpecial thanks to NetGalley nd Harper Collins Publishers to share this heart wrenching emotional ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review Hannah Beckerman has written supremely emotional story seriously this book should come with box of Kleenex This book did not break my heart it tore it out of my chest chewed it up spit it out stomped on it couple times nd then slammed it gainst the wall When I finish the book I dried my tears took deep breath nd just s DNF 31%Shoot I should ve read 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 read but it would be better if I will no longer continue reading i If only I could like this book Foreshadowing is potent tool Very potent Unfortunately this book uses it the way three year old talks to Commit!: Unlock Your Full Potential and Learn to Lead Yourself a parentDaddy I sawWhat did you seeIf only I could tell youOK then don t tell meBut guessWas itn nimalIf only I could tell youA manIf only I could tell you OK then let s play gameNonono you MUST guess It has legsHow many legsIf only I could tell youWhen I reached the second part of the book I started flipping through the pages irritated waiting to find out WHAT IT WAS THAT SHE COULDN T TELL ME At the same time I feared I d end up feeling the same way I had when I first read Stephen King s It which was perfectly terrifying until it was revealed Announcing Trouble at the point where evenn eight headed dragon named Susan would have disappointed me Beckerman doesn t disappoint when she finally delivers Unfortunately in order to get there I had to ignore the multiple s we so often discussed s you very well know etc dialogues fifty hints that this thing from the past that you never talk The Book of Revelation: about is tearing uspart etc The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time and flashbacks flashbacks soooooo many flashbacks each of them giving just that one piece of the puzzle It has FOUR legs daddy Is it table If only I could tell you Go on guessing daddyI would suspect that my problem were my expectations but I had none just Edward Keating: Main Street: The Lost Dream of Route 66 assuming the book would be great because it came recommended by my favourite writer Marian Keyes Now that Im finished I can see why Keyes is my favourite writer nd Beckerman well isn t Marian Keyes wrote book that is sort of kind of similar s in heading for the great reveal of terrible secret that is hinted Cold Blood at but the reveal comes halfway through the bookllowing me to see what happens next Beckerman made me grind my teeth for 300 pages then gave me the reveal then rounded it up with Calibre (Inspector Brant, afitting ending tovoid spoilerSometimes people say this book kept me on the edge of my seat or I couldn t put it down In fact one of the cover endorsements says I read it in single day So did I Out of frustration nd my determination not to DNF the book Now that I did finish it I m frustrated gain because the parts that I ctually wanted to see develop the relationships between mothers nd daughters The Dirty Game: Uncovering the Scandal at FIFA a wifend husband etc were just cut short OK you got the Big Thing time to round up aaaand cutSo it s hamsterYou got it daddyPhew So what bout itNothing Can I go play Fortnite now. Ntrol April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici a devastating choice that was made so many yearsgo is No Life But This about to be revealed testing oncend for ll Audrey nd those she lovesIs it too late for one broken family to heal nd find their way back to each otherA beautiful novel of mothers nd daughters the bonds of family The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution and the secrets that can sometimes divide us yetlso bring us together If Only I Could Tell You will remain on your mind long fter the last page is turn.

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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