Mothers and Daughters: From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a captivating family drama
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As she and her best friend study for the Baccalaureate exams that will determine their futures, Margot is seduced by a journalist and her husband into sharing the secrets of her family life. When the story goes public, a string of events that no one could have expected unfolds. And it becomes essential to understand exactly what family, parenthood, loyalty and devotion really mean. Naomi Miller lives in the English village of Tilsham, her beautiful garden leads down onto the beach and her property is called Anchor House. Naomi’s husband Colin passed way two years ago, and she has two adult daughters Martha and Willow.
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The Mothers, the acclaimed author’s debut novel, is stunning in its ability to evoke the realities of a young woman’s life when she is just on the cusp of becoming an independent woman. And it tops the list of our take on the best fiction about mothers and daughters. Although the relationship between the three women is at the heart of the story, other relationships are bought under the spotlight including marital problems, the issues facing blended families, control and abuse and deciding how much of your real self that you let others see. Vanessa is a writer, reader and generally bookish Latina from San Diego. If loving Agatha Christie is wrong, she doesn't want to be right. Vanessa’s penchant for books, travel and tea is rivaled only by her serious addictions to milk, avocado and floral lattes. When not reading books or selling them, she can be found blogging, working on her first novel or cozying up at a library.The phrase “stage mom” is never a compliment. And as glamorous as it may appear to be, being the daughter of an actress is no walk in the park, either. Actress makes this perfectly and poignantly clear.
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The author also convincingly captured the range of emotions and tensions which can arise when a widowed parent begins a new relationship, only to find their happiness threatened by disapproval from adult offspring. Without introducing any spoilers by giving examples, there were moments when I found myself feeling furious with Martha’s controlling, manipulative behaviour as she attempted to derail her mother’s relationship with Ellis! When Naomi bumped into Ellis, a man she’d known through university, their rekindling of friendship was immediate. He’d moved into a cottage next door to Naomi to be nearer his mother who was in care and not expected to last much longer. Naomi and Ellis found they enjoyed one another’s company, laughing and reminiscing over the past. But Martha – especially Martha – wasn’t happy to see this new man in her mother’s life. It was too soon in her opinion, although Tom tried to temper her irritation. As emotions ran hot, and tempers flared, the discomfort which ran through the family was damaging. What would be the outcome for this family – this mother and her daughters? Would things right themselves; would they make their peace with one another? A captivating story about a mother’s relationship with her two daughters, to protect them she has kept secrets and her daughters now understanding their mother is a free and independent woman, she has every right to live where she chooses, start a new relationship and fall in love.I liked Bream's interpretation of David's and Bathsheba's loss of their first born son, and of David's broken heartedness. That he would go to Bathsheba, again, and for Solomon to be born of that (re)union....given the name that means "Peace." God Bless, Bathsheba, in that she made sure Solomon would "find his way to the throne" (p 132). While attempting to be the best mother she can be, Ashley Keller isn't doing so well. She thinks she'll finally be the mother she's always wanted to be after signing up for the Motherhood Better boot camp. Author of The Honest Toddler takes a look at the demands that society places on mothers and gives the idea of being a great mother doesn't require you to be perfect. The Daughter by Lucy Dawson My favorite thing about this book was breaking apart these well known stories (at least imo), and digging into these people's heads. It really gave me a greater appreciation for some of them, and cleared up questions I haven't bothered to ask (but definitely wondered).