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Ten Little Words After promising Ella in ten little words that she would never leave her, Ella s mum Jude is dead For thirty years Ella has felt betrayed Even though she was adopted by her Aunt Carolyn she still feels there s no place for her in this world She lives alone with her cat, has the same lunch every day at work and never socialises merely exists But everything changes one day when she opens a paper and sees a ten word advert in the classifieds She refuses to believe her mum is still alive but f After promising Ella in ten little words that she would never leave her, Ella s mum Jude is dead For thirty years Ella has felt betrayed Even though she was adopted by her Aunt Carolyn she still feels there s no place for her in this world She lives alone with her cat, has the same lunch every day at work and never socialises merely exists But everything changes one day when she opens a paper and sees a ten word advert in the classifieds She refuses to believe her mum is still alive but feels compelled to find out exactly what happened all those years ago This book is well written with likeable characters and I found myself easily drawn into the novel Thank you to NetGalley,Publishing UK and the author for the chance to review An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley, in return for my honest review I am always with you I will always be here These ten words 5 year old Ella s mum, Jude would say to her each night at bedtime That is until one day when her mother walked into the sea, never to be seen or heard from again, leaving Ella to be brought up by her aunt, Carolyn.Now 30 years later those very same ten words have appeared in the announcements of a national newspaper, on her mother s birth An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley, in return for my honest review I am always with you I will always be here These ten words 5 year old Ella s mum, Jude would say to her each night at bedtime That is until one day when her mother walked into the sea, never to be seen or heard from again, leaving Ella to be brought up by her aunt, Carolyn.Now 30 years later those very same ten words have appeared in the announcements of a national newspaper, on her mother s birthday no less.This pushes Ella to delve into her mother s past, to find out what really happened, what made her mother walk into the sea that day.Ten little words by Leah Mercer is an enjoyable book, with dual perspective, across alternating chapters, making it a very easy read The time difference between Jude and Ella s points of view, works well and the storyline very heartfelt.I went through all the emotions with this book, I loved reading it so much.5 5 Would definitely recommend I Am Always With You I Will Always Be Here This Was The Promise Ella S Mother Betrayed Thirty Years Ago When She Walked Into The Sea, Leaving Her Five Year Old Daughter Alone In The World Ella S Been Angry Ever Since, Building Up A Wall To Protect Herself But That All Changes The Day She Opens A Newspaper And Finds Those Ten Little Words Printed In A Classified AdElla Refuses To Believe Her Mother Could Still Be Alive That Would Mean She Did Want To Live, Just Not With Her Daughter So She Throws Herself Into Finding Out Exactly What Happened All Those Years Ago, Determined To Extinguish Even The Tiniest Flame Of Hope For Ella, Hope Is TortureBut Rather Than Settling Things Once And For All, What Ella Discovers Shatters Her World As She Pieces Together The Truth Behind Her Mother S Disappearance, She Learns That The Words Are Not What She ThoughtNow She Knows The Truth Is It Possible That Ella Can Allow Herself To Love And Be Loved Once Again This book moved a little slow for me but I kept going because of all the positive reviews it got I ll give it 3 stars Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this early release in exchange for my honest review. I really enjoyed this novel Perking my interest from page one I whizzed through this book in a few hours, holding my interest all the way That s one of my indicators of a great book We all know there is nothing worse than getting to 50% and still not getting hooked into what we are reading The book starts dramatically and grabbed me straight away, I had to know what happened.The book is written from two perspectives over two different timelines, a mother and a grown daughter telling their st I really enjoyed this novel Perking my interest from page one I whizzed through this book in a few hours, holding my interest all the way That s one of my indicators of a great book We all know there is nothing worse than getting to 50% and still not getting hooked into what we are reading The book starts dramatically and grabbed me straight away, I had to know what happened.The book is written from two perspectives over two different timelines, a mother and a grown daughter telling their stories that intertwine into an emotional narrative Each character I connected with and got to know as I read, intrigued to know them and where the story was going Jude, the mother and Ella, the daughter were written really well by the author in that you could connect and see them as real people Plenty of emotions in this novel and a plot that in part surprised me and also confirmed for me where I thought it may go As other key characters are introduced the novel just gotinteresting It covers love, loss, grief, regret, pain, anger, denial, fear and so many other human emotions If you like novels that tap into flawed people and their mistakes, choices and consequences you will really enjoy this book I was fascinated in following both timelines and hearing the voice of Mother and Daughter Despite having a strong inkling of a key truth in the whole story it didn t distract or disappoint me by the time it was revealed What was even better is there were still surprises in store The plot is steady and the writing very readable The only reason this didn t get five stars as I felt the ending was unrealistic and it had a sense of being rushed and put together that way to get the book to it s ending The end encounters were just too easy and far fetched as to happen the way it was portrayed in the novel I loved the end outcome, just wish how it was delivered hadrealism and depth Not so flippant Regardless, I really enjoyed this book and the way it tackled how assumptions and presumptions can impact your choices and life direction dramatically That s what this book really expresses, the outcome of decisions, some made in haste and the consequences of those Leah Mercer has written a book that depicts the faults in all of us, taking flawed people and telling a story that keeps you wantingof their individual tales that interlock at the same time This was a good read and I would be really keen to readfrom Leah Ellla s mother disappears and is later presumed dead after promising in 10 words that she will never lave her Ella is then raised by her aunt Carolyn and moves to London Music and moving to London help Mia to feel slightly less angry and resentment from how her mother left her until she sees something in a newspaper that shocks her Those same 10 words appear in the paper and bring Ella back to when her mom died But is her mom really dead or did she fake her death I like that this story shift Ellla s mother disappears and is later presumed dead after promising in 10 words that she will never lave her Ella is then raised by her aunt Carolyn and moves to London Music and moving to London help Mia to feel slightly less angry and resentment from how her mother left her until she sees something in a newspaper that shocks her Those same 10 words appear in the paper and bring Ella back to when her mom died But is her mom really dead or did she fake her death I like that this story shifted between Ella and her mom, Jude You learn about Jude s younger years leading up to her disappearance There are many twists and surprises in this book but I feelempathy for Ella than her mom It was well written, emotional and a page turner Highly recommended.Thanks to Netgalley, the author and publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Available 7 7 20 The past wasn t behind us, and it could never be laid to rest The past was within us We could barricade ourselves from the outside world as much as we liked, but it would still be there, lying dormant, just waiting for a chance to break into our lives again I finished this book within a day, I just couldn t put it down In some ways Ella reminded me of Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine she has a regular job and is happy on her own, she doesn t like to have to deal with people and enjoys The past wasn t behind us, and it could never be laid to rest The past was within us We could barricade ourselves from the outside world as much as we liked, but it would still be there, lying dormant, just waiting for a chance to break into our lives again I finished this book within a day, I just couldn t put it down In some ways Ella reminded me of Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine she has a regular job and is happy on her own, she doesn t like to have to deal with people and enjoys to stay in and read She tries to live a normal life without having to think about why her mother left her when she was just 5 years old Her mother went into the water, but Ella rejects to believe that she died After years hoping her mother will come back to to keep the promise of I am always with you I will always be here Ella starts to give in and accepts her mothers death to protect herself from being hurt over and over again But seeing an ad in a local newspaper saying the exact ten little words her mother always told her shook the foundation of her world Could it be, that her mom hasn t died after all and tries to reach out Asking her aunt about the details of her mom s disappearance leads to discovering her mother as an authentic person and not just the ideal she had of her in her mind all those years I loved how the story deals with loss and how it haunts you years, even decades later It was a beautiful story and I can t wait to readof Leah Mercer s work.Thanks netgalley andPublishing UK for giving me a chance to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here My review contains spoilers I am always with you I will always be here Jude broke that promise to her 5 year old daughter when she walked into the sea, abandoning Ella to the care of her sister.Her body was never discovered and she was later declared dead.30 years later, Ella finds an anonymous ad in a paper containing the ten little words her mother always used to repeat to herIs Jude still alive As Ella discovers the truth about her mother s disappearance, little does she know that her My review contains spoilers I am always with you I will always be here Jude broke that promise to her 5 year old daughter when she walked into the sea, abandoning Ella to the care of her sister.Her body was never discovered and she was later declared dead.30 years later, Ella finds an anonymous ad in a paper containing the ten little words her mother always used to repeat to herIs Jude still alive As Ella discovers the truth about her mother s disappearance, little does she know that her life is about to be changed forever.The story follows Ella s point of view and is entwined with Jude s recap of the events leading to her disappearance.I admit this was not my usual go to story, but nevertheless, I quite enjoyed it The story focused on emotions, instead of a fast paced thrilling sequence of events, but it offered bits of mystery as well As the story progressed, I found myself drawn into it with the question of whether Jude was indeed still alive.However, I must say that the reason she had for leaving her daughter didn t seem to provide enough justification for her actions, and therefore I failed to feel sorry for her, even despite the fact that she was a victim as well The ending also fell flat for me, it felt too cliched, soapy and too much of a happily ever after.Overall, it was a good read, and I m sure it will find a lot of fans, so I recommend you give it a go I am always with you I will always be here.Those are the ten little words spoken by Jude before she walked into the ocean and never came back Jude has been declared dead, but her 5 year old daughter, Ella, never believed it How could her mother leave her Didn t she whisper those ten little words and promise to always be there Now a 30 something year old woman, Ella has a joband that s about it She is barely living, distancing herself from her aunt Carolyn, her colleagues, and any othe I am always with you I will always be here.Those are the ten little words spoken by Jude before she walked into the ocean and never came back Jude has been declared dead, but her 5 year old daughter, Ella, never believed it How could her mother leave her Didn t she whisper those ten little words and promise to always be there Now a 30 something year old woman, Ella has a joband that s about it She is barely living, distancing herself from her aunt Carolyn, her colleagues, and any other person in her life No social connection No love No emotion, period Told in two interwoven storylines, Leah Mercer reveals fragments of Jude s youth as an aspiring singer while capturing Ella s inner turmoil in the present We initially get hints of the darkness Jude was battling, in Ella s fuzzy reminiscence of her childhood, yet mostly we see her joys, dreams, and romance So what drove her mother to abandon a helpless daughter and walk into the ocean, disappearing without another word Though Ella is hesitant to admit it, she has never given up hope that her mother would return And one day, a newspaper advert appears with those ten little words, renewing her hope that her mother is still alive after all With languorous prose and heavily used metaphors, Mercer explores the internal battle waged within Ella must confront herself and the unanswered questions about her mother Mired with the whole gamut of emotions bitterness, sadness, anger Ten Little Words can get a little repetitive in its introspection and indecision I started disliking the alarming rate at which Ella vacillates between wanting to track down her mother and not doing Nearly every chapter, Ella claims that she is done chasing Jude, and by the umpteenth time, I just stopped believing her Though I could understand the motives of Jude, I had much less sympathy for Ella, who steadfastly treated the loving aunt who raised her coldly and heartlessly.As for the payoff, the ending felt inevitable and cliched, unable to redeem the many pages of internal struggle One of my greatest pet peeves is when a story is constructed almost entirely of huge misunderstandings, and unfortunately, that is the biggest blemish on Ten Little Words To read a whole book and predict the ending, with characters that never fully manage to break away from two dimensional molds, leaves a disappointing taste in my mouth Ella had believed her mother Jude was dead But hen ahe read a newspaper advertisement saying the same ten words her mother used to say to her, she wonders if her mother is still alive Her aunt gives her a box of belongings and a man that holds the key to the answers Ella is searching for.For reasons I couldn t quite put my finger on, I couldn t take to Ella She was just five when her mother walked out on her Ella has shut most of the people out of her life The story moves at a slow pace Th Ella had believed her mother Jude was dead But hen ahe read a newspaper advertisement saying the same ten words her mother used to say to her, she wonders if her mother is still alive Her aunt gives her a box of belongings and a man that holds the key to the answers Ella is searching for.For reasons I couldn t quite put my finger on, I couldn t take to Ella She was just five when her mother walked out on her Ella has shut most of the people out of her life The story moves at a slow pace The story is told from Ella and Jude s point of view It s emotional and angsty It s a bit predictable in places but overall it s an enjoyable read I would like to thank NetGalley,Publishing Group Uk and the author Leah Mercer for my ARC in exchange for an honest review


About the Author: Leah Mercer

Leah can t remember a time when she didn t love writing From creating fake newspapers to writing letters to the editor, scribbling something was always on the agenda Even the rejections she received after completing her first novel at age 13 didn t dent her enthusiasm So it makes sense, then, that she pursued a career in anything but writing Public relations, teaching, recruitment, editing medical journals even a stint painting houses until she finally succumbed onceto the lure of the blank page When she s not being jumped on by her young son or burning supper while thinking of plot lines, Leah can be found furiously tapping away on her laptop, trying not to check Twitter or Facebook Leah also writes romantic comedies under the name Talli Roland.


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