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Mothers and Daughters

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What to expect

A sweeping family drama of old secrets and new beginnings…

‘A satisfying treat’ Adele Parks, Platinum

‘A compelling family drama’ Sarah Morgan

‘Wise and warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Rachel Hore

‘Emotional and uplifting’ Veronica Henry

‘Captivating and vivid’ Miranda Dickinson

Even happy families have their secrets…

Since the sudden death of her husband, Naomi has steadily rebuilt the life they shared in the village of Tilsham by the sea.

Her eldest daughter, Martha, is sensible and determined – just like her father was – and very much in control of where her life is going. If she could just get pregnant with her husband, life would be perfect.

Willow, the youngest, was always more sunny and easy-going, yet drifted through life, much to her father’s frustration. But now, with charming new boyfriend, Rick, she has a very good reason to settle down.

The three women are as close as can be. But there are things Naomi has kept from her daughters. Like the arrival of Ellis, a long-lost friend from way back, now bringing the fun and spark back into her life. And she’s certainly never told them that her marriage to their father wasn’t quite what it seemed…

The Sunday Times bestselling author Erica James returns with this gloriously compelling tale of mothers and daughters, secrets and love.

Praise for Mothers and Daughters:

‘A beautifully written story that examines the wonderful intimacy between mothers and daughters … a satisfying treat’ Adele Parks, Platinum

‘A brilliant read. A compelling family drama, full of twists and turns. Completely absorbing’ Sarah Morgan

‘Wise and warm with plenty of twists and turns, you’ll love this engrossing family story’ Rachel Hore

‘You’ll be swept away then brought gently back to harbour in this beautiful portrait of a family and its multigenerational secrets. Emotional and uplifting, it unfolds in the most glorious coastal setting’ Veronica Henry

‘Surprising and reassuringly wise, captivating and vivid, beautiful and authentic … I adored this book’ Miranda Dickinson

‘Deliciously immersive … tracing the complex emotions and dangerous undercurrents that lie beneath the deceptively smooth surface of family life’ Iona Grey

Critics Review

  • Praise for Mothers and Daughters:

    ‘A beautifully written story that examines the wonderful intimacy between mothers and daughters … a satisfying treat of a novel’ Adele Parks, bestselling author, in Platinum

    ‘A brilliant read. A compelling family drama, full of twists and turns. Completely absorbing’ Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of The Christmas Escape

    ‘Wise and warm with plenty of twists and turns, you’ll love this engrossing family story’ Rachel Hore, bestselling author of A Beautiful Spy

    ‘You’ll be swept away then brought gently back to harbour in this beautiful portrait of a family and its multigenerational secrets. Emotional and uplifting, it unfolds in the most glorious coastal setting – delightful!’ Veronica Henry, bestselling author of The Impulse Purchase

    ‘A wonderfully compelling family drama that deftly touches upon some serious issues. Her characterisation is excellent, the setting beautiful and the slow reveals are delicately and sensitively handled. In this warm, escapist and utterly uplifting read, she’s on top form’ Sunday Express

    ‘Surprising and reassuringly wise, captivating and vivid, beautiful and authentic … Achingly wonderful, peerless storytelling with heart, soul and gentle wisdom – I adored this book’ Miranda Dickinson, bestselling author of Our Story

    ‘A brilliant and gripping family drama … full of heart – and plenty of drama – this is a brilliantly observational look at the complexities of family life’ My Weekly

    ‘Deliciously immersive … tracing the complex emotions and dangerous undercurrents that lie beneath the deceptively smooth surface of family life’ Iona Grey, author of The Glittering Hour

    ‘With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we can’t think of a better book to get stuck into … a captivating read’ OK!

    ‘Evocative [and] ‘warm-hearted’ NB

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