Review: The Impossible Truths of Love by Hannah Beckerman

Title: The Impossible Truths of Love

Author: Hannah Beckerman

Pages: 346 Pages

Publisher: Lake Union

The Blurb

The highly-anticipated new novel from bestselling author Hannah Beckerman, The Impossible Truths of Love slips between past and present, mother and daughter, to explore the secrets we keep to protect those we love.

As Nell’s father is dying, he makes a final declaration that hints at a long-held family secret. Feelings of isolation that have plagued Nell for years resurface, and suspicions about her past are raised.

Thirty-five years earlier, Annie was devastated by a series of traumas: one shock after another that she buried deep in her heart. The decisions she made were motivated by love, but she feared even then that nobody could ever understand her actions, let alone forgive her.

As their stories unravel, a generation apart, Nell finally discovers the devastating truth about her mother’s past, and her own.

A gripping, emotionally charged novel, The Impossible Truths of Love is a moving story about identity, secrets, and what it really means to feel that you’re one of the family.

The Review

What a story!

The Impossible Truths of Love is the story of family secrets and the impact that they have when they finally begin to unravel. Nell and has always been at odds with her family, not quite fitting in. A square peg in a round hole. This never stopped her from having an amazing relationship with her father. When he dies he leaves Nell in a tailspin. Even more so when she begins to doubt her place in the family.

Nell’s story is impressively told. Beckerman leads you down many paths trying to solve the puzzle of Nell’s life. She expertly tells a character driven story and the dynamic she creates between Nell and her sisters is so realistic that you physical ache for Nell.

Hannah Beckerman is an author I trust to be able to suck me into her books. She has the power to tell such impressive stories and to really make her readers ache for the characters she has created.

One thing is for sure, The Impossible Truths of Love by Hannah Beckerman is one you will remember long after you turn the final page.

The Impossible Truths of Love by Hannah Beckerman is available October 1st 2021.

For more information regarding Hannah Beckerman (@hannahbeckerman) please visit

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