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Metal artist Katie Mack is living a lie Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh North Carolina consumed by the irrational fear that she would harm Maisie her newborn daughter Over time she’s come to grips with the mental illness that nearly destroyed her and now funne. 35 sad but educational starsThis was a wonderful book enabling me to understand the issues and what a person has to deal with while having Obsessive compulsive disorder OCD considered as a type of anxiety disorder It was a eye opening experience into the world where people afflicted with this sometimes life debilitating illness deal with This illness traps people into repetitive behaviors that their mind tells them is necessary in order for them and others to survive Many now believe that it is caused by biological issues and as we learn later the main protagonist s mother probably had OCDKatie Mack is an iron welder who works in the field of art Years ago she gave up her new child her husband and her life because of her overwhelming fear that she would do harm to the child Maisie Now through a twist of fate Katie is reunited with her daughter although it is unbeknownst to her daughter that she is interacting with her birth mother Maisie is surrounded by love that of her father and her uncle Jake her dad s best friend Callum the ex husband is remarried and they are expecting a child All seems well and Katie might have left this new family alone except she sees within Maisie symptoms of OCD She knows what Maisie is experiencing she feels the pain of this illness and she wants to desperately help her child This is a story of how all parties work towards the ability to help this child along while helping themselvesAll the characters within this novel have experienced trauma and come away scared and really afraid to embrace life Ms Claypole White herself an OCD sufferer has done a large amount of research and used her own personal experience to help the reader get into the mind and thoughts of Katie She created many endearing characters as all the adults try to help this child that they all loveIf you are at all interested in what a person who experiences this traumatic illness goes through I would recommend this book There was just the right amount of suspense as we follow all the characters through their realization of grabbing onto life no matter what traumas have occurred to them in their past Thank you to the author the publisher and netgalley for providing an ARC of this novel

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Obsessively about bad things happening to her pregnant stepmom Katie has the power to help but can she reconnect with the family she abandonedTo protect Maisie Katie must face the fears that drove her from home accept the possibility of love and risk exposing her heart wrenching secr. This is told from five different perspectives you have Katie Cal Lilah Jake and Maisie who s life are all entangled in some way I love books told by an ensemble cast especially if they re executed well and this one was flawless The character development was incredibly strong and each and every one of them is vividly drawn the type of characters that you forget are fictional I wouldn t have been at all surprised to glance up from the book and see Katie standing in my living room they re just that realisticI knew that OCD is something that the author lives with every single day as her her son and husband both have it but even if I hadn t known that I think it s evident that this is a deeply personal topic for her and one that she is well informed of She writes about living with OCD both as one who has it AND as a family member in an unflinchingly honest manner that gets you right in the heart This was such an emotional read and such an eye opening one for me at times it was hard to read but only because the author writes in such a fearless manner Motherhood is hard enough for an average woman and reading about Katie s struggles trying to navigate parenthood and OCD was both heartbreaking and beautifulThis is one of those books I could discuss for hours I totally recommend it as a book club pick The discussion topics are endless and I really can t imagine anyone not feeling something for these amazing charactersThe Promise Between Us in three words Brave Raw and Poignant

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Ls her pain into her art Despite longing for Maisie Katie honors an agreement with the husband she left behind to change her name and never returnBut when she and Maisie accidentally reunite Katie can’t ignore the familiarity of her child’s compulsive behavior Worse Maisie worries. In The Promise Between Us bestselling author Barbara Claypole White explores survival shame and above all compassion With the deft hand of a true artist the author creates complex characters whose lives have been ravaged by mental illness when it goes unchecked and through its tumultuous effect on generations of women from one family Readers will be drawn into Katie Mack s world they ll root for her and her daughter Maisie The Promise Between Us redefines motherhood and sacrifice delivering a heartfelt story with a powerful message A must read for lovers of women s fiction deeply emotional a uniue thought provoking read


10 thoughts on “The Promise Between Us

  1. says:

    Every thought is just a thought until you assign it meaningAngie Alexander founder of friends with OCDMy rating for The Promise Between Us reflects how I felt about the story and how I connected with the characters

  2. says:

    35 sad but educational starsThis was a wonderful book enabling me to understand the issues and what a person has to deal with while having Obsessive compulsive disorder OCD considered as a type of anxiety disorder It was a

  3. says:

    25 stars I truly enjoyed the educational aspect of this novel but the storyline completely missed it’s mark for meThis story follows Katelyn a woman who suffers from an extreme case of obsessive compulsive disorder OCD Shortly after giving b

  4. says:

    The Promise Between Us is the second book about mental illness that I’ve read so far this year and while I feel like this one didn’t have the emotional depth that the book I read earlier Mira T Lee’s Everything Here is Beautiful did it was still a worthwhile read and one that I would definitely recommend One of the reasons why I love reading is because of the wonderful ability that books have to broaden my horiz

  5. says:

    For my fifth novel I'm returning to my great passion writing characters with OCD As usual I tackle some dark subjects but

  6. says:

    In The Promise Between Us bestselling author Barbara Claypole White explores survival shame and above all compassion With the deft hand of a true artist the author creates complex characters whose lives have been ravaged by mental illness—when it goes unchecked and through its tumultuous effect on generations of women from one family Readers will be drawn into Katie Mack’s world they’ll root for her and her daughter Maisie T

  7. says:

    5 Stars Bestselling author Barbara Claypole White returns following 2016 Echoes of Family and 2015 The Perfect Son with her best yet THE PROMISE BETWEEN US Heart wrenching a profoundly moving and insightful story of OCD obsessive c

  8. says:

    A page turnerBarbara Claypole White writes a book ripe for reading all night Her understanding and painting of OCD is as fascinating

  9. says:

    This is told from five different perspectives you have Katie Cal Lilah Jake and Maisie who’s life are all entangled in some way I love books told by an ensemble cast especially if they’re executed well and this one was

  10. says:

    Favorite uotesYou might have been blinded by love and lust but Katelyn was always wound tighter than a dollar store watchHow did this happen? Two PhDs between them and they couldn’t figure out contraceptionI’m a welder who works in a helmet decorated with Power Girl stickersWhy were these horrid thoughts taking up a whole room in her b

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