Things I Want My Daughters to Know, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


'My beautiful girls. If you've read this, you'll know it contains some - not all, but some - of the things I want my daughters to know. And the greatest of these is love ...' How would you say goodbye to those you love most in the world?

Barbara must say a final farewell to her four daughters.

But how can she find the words? And how can she leave them when they each have so much growing up to do?

There's commitment-phobic Lisa. Brittle, unhappily married Jennifer. Free-spirited traveller Amanda. And teenage Hannah, stumbling her way towards adulthood.

Barbara's answer is to write each daughter a letter, finally expressing the hopes, fears, dreams and secrets she couldn't always voice.

These words will touch the girls in different - sometimes shocking - ways, unlocking emotions and passions to set them on their own journey of discovery through life.




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I picked this one up with some trepidation, as it was another of my mother-in-law's airport purchases and the cover looked as frothy as the last one (<em>The Model Wife</em>). But it was a pleasant surprise - a tear-jerky feelgood read about the lives of four sisters in the year after the death of their mother. I thought Hannah's storyline was a bit of a clich&amp;eacute; and the girl-ends-up-with-boy inevitabilities could have been varied a bit by one of them turning out to be gay, or something, but otherwise nothing much to complain about.

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