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    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 Barbar

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    35 sad but educational starsThis was a wonderful book enabling me to understand the issues and what a person has

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    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 birth she recognizes her OCD is something that could potentially harm her newborn child Upon this realization Katelyn divorces her husband and gives up parental rights to her newborn child promising to

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    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

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    For my fifth novel I'm returning to my great passion writing characters with OCD As usual I tackle some dark subjects but with hope Tons of hope in this one Tons I'm super proud of THE PROMISE BETWEEN US and I hope it's a thumping good read that also shines a light on an area of OCD that still carries unbearable shame postpartum OCD which often manifests as intrusive images of hurting your baby As a new mother can you image anything worse

  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

  7. says:

    5 Stars Bestselling author Barbara Claypole White returns following 2016 Echoes of Family and 2015 The Perfect Son with her best yet

  8. says:

    A page turnerBarbara Claypole White writes a book ripe for reading all night Her understanding and painting of OCD is as fascinating as it is educational Thumbs all the way up

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    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 sur

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    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

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The Promise Between Us

Metal artist Katie Mack is living a lie Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh North Carolina The Promise Kindle 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 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 Barbara Claypole White does a good job here with all the information and telling us what it s like to live with OCD and I learned some things I didn t know She explores a different side of OCD I really appreciated learning that different side to OCD that I was not aware of She does a great job telling us and explaining the feeling of something is not right and how that can lead to obsessive thoughts and the snowball effect of those thoughts on someone who experiences OCD Where I struggled with the story was I felt it was told to us instead of showing us through the characters and allowing me to feel for and connect with the characters All the information felt a bit overwhelming at times for me and that overshadowed the story for meThis was a sister read with LindsayThank you to NetGalley Lake Union Publishing and Barbara Claypole White for a copy of this title to read and review

SUMMARY The Promise Between Us

Orries 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 secret 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 compulsive disorder and mental health Relationships Battling the monsters of the mind Educating the family members and close friends Deep understanding and empathy Compelling beautifully written and emotionally charged you sympathize with each of the characters as they come alive on the pages A story of shame love hope and redemption Every thought is just a thought until you assign it meaning Angie Alexander founder of Friends with OCD Written passionately from five viewpoints meet Katie Callum and Maisie MacDonald Second wife Lilah and Callum s best friend JakeIn Raleigh NC after the birth of Katelyn Katie and Callum s daughter Maisie Katelyn begins experiencing harmful thoughts and images As a mother she is afraid she will hurt her child She wants to protect her and she doesn t understand what is happening She wants nothing than to be a good mother She worries about everything Her daughter s safety Katelyn has told no one of her private horror movies playing inside her head Violent images Not Cal not the doctors Images that play over and over She is powerless They may take her away from Maisie She would lose her forever She wants to protect her They would lock her away and think she was crazy She had told the doctor she was worried all the time and he said it was depression and PTSD Easy fix they say pills and think happy thoughts She knows nothing of postpartum OCD Katelyn has a haunting past According to the professional adults never escape their childhoods She saw her mother stab her father at the kitchen table The dad ran off and her mom prayed and drank while she raised her baby sister Delaney She was only twelve years old When she finally asks for help her husband does not understand He has his inner demons which he has not shared with his wife She senses her husband is terrified of her Flash forward we hear from Callum Professor which is now raising ten year old daughter Maisie He is newly married to Lilah which is pregnant Jake uncle J has been a best friend of Callum s since grade school and is single He is a big part of their lives We also learn later in the book he also has secrets of the past Why is he so engrossed in their livesKatie former Katelyn now a metal artist living in Durham NC She works with Ben the star of the studio He took her on as a project years earlier when she became his intern Her work takes her to a docent program in Raleigh where she lived with Callum and her daughter She is very nervous about returning to the area Her anxiety level is high A student A talented fifth grader Maisie Her daughter She believes her mother is dead Katelyn now goes by the name of Katie Mack She keeps uiet and enjoys interacting with the girl Her precious daughter However immediately she suspects her daughter has inherited her OCD She has all the signs She becomes concerned for her well being She knows what she will face and how she thinks She will be the one to help her However how will she convince Cal his new wife and J she has Maisie s best interest at heart OCD goes after what matters most Tortures you with your worst case scenario Staying away from Raleigh was no different from dumping all the knives in the trash nine years earlier AvoidanceKatie still hears the voices inside her head However she has learned to deal with them differently She knows she has OCD OCD lies It does not go away however it is up to her to manage them A woman desperate abandoned her daughter and family because she thought she was a monster Living with her dog in a tent for seventeen months with her dog until he died She wanted to go home but suicide seemed the only option When that did not work she knew she had to do something Without the resources and money to get the help she needed Self directed therapy She grew up with an unfit mother and knew she did not want that for MaisieShe decided to tackle her fear She had nothing to lose Her first welding class If she could control fire and make something beautiful of it she could do so with her life The author cleverly unravels the past and the horrific journey of Katie From being alone helpless homeless with no health insurance or anywhere to turn At one point she turned to suicide but was saved With her sister s help and her new career she was making a life for herself She continues to tell herself I control fire I am strong I m a welder who works in a helmet decorated with Power Girl stickers Riveting and thought provoking The author gets into the minds and hearts of each character Each person plays an essential part in the overall storyline the twist with Cal and Jake Thereby providing further depth Their history tragedies anxieties fears both past and present THE PROMISE BETWEEN US reminds me of the show I love This is Us And back for the next season Especially this past week s new episode with Kevin in therapy and the family is called in for a joint session An often misunderstood illness leads people to make desperate decisions which change the course of their lives A group of people trapped in a difficult situation with difficulties A ripple effect on those they hold closeThe author does an extraordinary job tackling the topic of mental illness with meticulous research and well developed characters The title THE PROMISE BETWEEN US speaks volumes More than one promise More than one with mental illness in this story Some only hide their illness White skillfully demonstrates how everyone has a different form of the disease Everyone handles it differently When spiraling out of control it can be devastating From childhood to adulthood OCD is an illness of the mind When thoughts are not the problem but how we deal with them Written with intensity and a mix of humor a total package from the first page to the last Not an ordinary family drama It almost reads like domestic suspense It is riveting and readers will be turning the pages dying to discover the mystery behind Cal and Jake s personalities The author is at the top of her game A perfect choice for book clubs with discussion uestion included the inspiration behind the book and additional resources for OCD Highly recommend For fans of Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain and of course the TV series This is Us A special thank you to Lake Union and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy JDCMustReadBooks Sculpture 3D insightful story of OCD obsessive compulsive disorder and mental health Relationships Battling the monsters of the mind Educating the 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  • The Promise Between Us
  • Barbara Claypole White
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  • 19 January 2019
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