A Mother Like Mine by Kate Hewitt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the third book in this series. I do have book one [unread] and book 2 I need to get my hands on. I really don't feel I have missed out too much though as I found it quite OK to follow it.
Kate Hewitt is one of today's Best selling authors in the USA. I live in the UK and I feel her name is coming up trumps many a time when talking to other readers who love books in this genre.
Rainy days sisters is book 1.
This book 3 is full to burst with emotions.
Abby has been working hard to get her life back on track, its been a struggle, her fiance met his untimely death and she was left picking up the pieces along with her young son.
She returned to the village she grew up in, lots were happy to welcome her back into the fold, her grandmother needed her; and she was happy to help.
Her grandmother ran the towns beach cafe and so she could help her that way, she was enjoying being needed again.
She never had the best relationship with her mother and we soon find out why when her wayward mother turns up one day. The conversation between her mother and Abby you could cut with a knife.
Laura [Abby's mother] "Its so beautiful isn't it?" Laura remarked as she nodded towards the window. "On a day like today there' nowhere else you'd rather be"
Abby's reply to this was short, curt and full of meaning [I thought]
"Seemed like there were plenty of places you'd have rather have been over the years"
Up to now we don't know the full story of what has happened between mother and daughter, it grew more compulsive reading to find out.
But Laura has not just come to visit, shes come to stay.
The complicated emotional feelings you get from this story is deeply immense.
Based around the Lake District we get the feel for the surrounding areas, the beautiful beach included.
Izzy was and is Abby's friend from youth, it was lovely to see them catching up and reminiscing.
Mother and daughter relationships are a landmine at times and this reading coupled with some witty quick 'off the cuff' remark at times was a pleasure to read.
Tense, poignant and a fulfilling read.
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