We Never Asked for Wings

3.81 based on 9915 ratings & 1439 reviews on Goodreads.com
Mantle

Publication date: 27.08.2015
ISBN: 9781447294528
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Everyone makes mistakes...
Letty was going to go places. She was going to be someone. Then she got pregnant, and her plans changed.
Now she's a single parent with two children she's convinced she can't care for, a dead-end job she's struggling to keep, a home in a half forgotten part of town, and no prospect of anything changing any time soon.
Determined to give her children a better future, she takes a decision that may change all their lives.
But perhaps she's not quite done making mistakes. And her son, Alex, may be about to make one of his own - because, sometimes, the biggest mistakes we make are when we're prepared to risk everything for those we love.

In the media

This poignant story will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page. . . . Moving without being maudlin, this story avoids the stereotypes in its stark portrayal of mothers who just want the best for their children
RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
Deftly blends family conflict with reassurance: Wings is like Parenthood with class and immigration issues added for gravitas
People (Book of the Week)
A gripping, heartfelt exploration of a mother's love, resilience and redemption
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