Things I Want My Daughters to Know
by Elizabeth Noble
Paperback, 448 pages
September 4th 2008 (first published 2007) by Penguin
From Amazon.com product description,
How do you cope in a world without your mother?
When Barbara realizes time is running out, she writes letters to her four daughters, aware that they’ll be facing the trials and triumphs of life without her at their side. But how can she leave them when they still have so much growing up to do?
Take Lisa, in her midthirties but incapable of making a commitment; or Jennifer, trapped in a stale marriage and buttoned up so tight she could burst. Twentysomething Amanda, the traveler, has always distanced herself from the rest of the family; and then there’s Hannah, a teenage girl on the verge of womanhood about to be parted from the mother she adores.
But by drawing on the wisdom in Barbara’s letters, the girls might just find a way to cope with their loss. And in coming to terms with their bereavement, can they also set themselves free to enjoy their lives with all the passion and love each deserves?
This heartfelt novel by bestselling author Elizabeth Noble celebrates family, friends . . . and the glorious, endless possibilities of life.
I found this one, really intimidating. A heart warming and heart breaking book, all at the same time. Its all about, the things you want, people you love to know when you are gone. Things they would otherwise have never gotten the chance to know.
The book isn’t too gripping, yet is a great read. I would give it 3/5. As you go on with the book, and get to know the characters better, you start relating to their passions, insecurities and beliefs. Its all about the the special bond and love shared between mothers and daughters, and a mother’s undivided love for all her children. As you tread through, you initially start falling in love all over again and star treasuring the secret bond you share with your mother and daughters.
A must read for all women, share it with your mother and daughters and sisters, to let them know, how much you love them and celebrate the relationship you share. Enjoy Reading 🙂