A Mother’s Goodbye | Guest Post by Kate Hewitt | International #Giveaway


Published by Bookouture (13 Jun 2018)

Available in ebook

348 pages

Welcome to my day on the blog tour for A Mother’s Goodbye. My thanks to Jenny at Neverland Tours for the tour invite and to Kate and the publisher for providing the guest post.  I’ve never been fortunate enough to get to NYC, although its on my bucket list – if you are planning a trip, I hope you find the suggestions here useful.

There is also a giveaway for a paperback copy of the book (open internationally). Please see the entry details at the end of the post.


Five Places to Visit in New York City

by Kate Hewitt


As A Mother’s Goodbye is set in New York City, I thought it would be fun to highlight five slightly unusual places to visit there—whenever people ask me where to go in New York, I always say NOT Times Square! So few people explore more of New York City than Times Square, the Empire State Building, and maybe a little bit of Central Park, and there is so much more to the city. So here, in no particular order, are five places to visit:

1) Union Square Greenmarket:


On Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays, this square at the top of the East Village in downtown Manhattan transforms into a farmer’s market. It’s lovely to stroll among the stalls and pick up fresh fruit, veg, and locally sourced meat, honey, jam, and beer and wine. There’s a little bit of everything, and there are some lovely coffee shops around the square to sit and enjoy the scenery.

2) Harlem Meer:


This is a lake (meer is Dutch for lake) on the northern end of Central Park, and it feels a little bit like stumbling into the countryside, or back in time to what Manhattan must have been like a hundred years ago. There is catch-and-release fishing, although city fish seem to be quite savvy!—and performances throughout the summer.

3) Ancient Playground:


Right next to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this is a fantastic playground for all ages, with pyramids to climb and crawl into, tire swings, slides, and sprinklers in the summer. We spent many a happy summer afternoon there!

4) Café Gigi:


In-the-wall French café in the Ukrainian part of the East Village, and it is a little gem. With tiny tables, mismatched armchairs, French jazz music, and wonderful coffee, it’s worth an afternoon or evening.

5) Frick Collection:

This is a small, private collection in a beautiful house on the corner of Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side. A lovely, soothing experience of art, furniture, and beauty.


Thanks very much Kate, some interesting ideas to remember, if I get there!


|   About the Book   |


‘My arms ache with the need to reach and hold my precious child, and then to never let go. But I can’t. I know I can’t.’

Heather is devastated. There’s no way she can keep her baby. She can barely pay the bills as it is. But when she meets Grace, a wealthy, single career woman, who wants a baby more than anything, Heather believes she has found the perfect adoptive mother.

As Grace and Heather’s lives become entwined, they are tested to breaking point, though neither can deny the other’s love for the child. But just when they think they are learning how to live with each other, they receive devastating news that turns their fragile world upside down.

Will either mother know what is the right thing to do for the child they both love?

An absolutely gripping, emotional drama with a tear-jerking twist. If you love Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer or Diane Chamberlain, this will warm your heart, make you cry, and stay with you forever.



|   Author Bio   |

Kate is the USA Today-bsetselling author of over 60 books of women’s fiction and romance. She is the author of the Hartley-by-the-Sea series, set in England’s Lake District and published by Penguin. She is also, under the name Katharine Swartz, the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell.

She likes to read romance, mystery, the occasional straight historical and angsty women’s fiction; she particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.

Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in a market town in Wales with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.


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