A Mother Like Mine

A Mother Like Mine : A Hartley-By-The-Sea Novel

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Welcome to England's beautiful Lake District, where a reluctant reunion forges a new bond between a daughter and her wayward mother....

Abby Rhodes is just starting to get her life on track. After her fiancé's unexpected death, she returned with her young son to the small village where she grew up and threw herself into helping her ailing grandmother run the town's beach café. Then one evening, her mother, Laura, shows up in Hartley-by-the-Sea and announces her plan to stay. After twenty years away, she now wants to focus on the future--and has no intention, it seems, of revisiting the painful past. Laura Rhodes has made a lot of mistakes, and many of them concern her daughter. But as Abby gets little glimpses into her mother's life, she begins to realize there are depths to Laura she never knew. Slowly, Abby and Laura start making tentative steps toward each other, only to have life become even more complicated when an unexpected tragedy arises. Together, the two women will discover truths both sad and surprising that draw them closer to a new understanding of what it means to truly forgive someone you love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0399583793
  • 9780399583797
  • 1,154,708

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Praise for A Mother Like Mine "This story will resonate for any reader with a strained mother-daughter relationship of her own. Hewitt shines a light on the stickiest parts of motherhood, exchanging cynicism and stubbornness for a tenderly rebuilt relationship."--Booklist "Emotionally satisfying."--Library Journal Praise for the novels of Kate Hewitt

"Pulled me in and never let me go....Hewitt writes about the complex emotions of family relationships with sensitivity and realism."--Marie Bostwick, New York Times bestselling author of The Second Sister "A lushly imagined, deeply moving story...stunning...the perfect book to lose yourself in!"--Megan Crane, USA Today bestselling author of In Bed with the Bachelor

"Completely and totally charming....I read this book straight through, in pajamas, eating brownies, on a rainy day in Oregon. I don't think I left my couch. That's how much I loved it."--Cathy Lamb, author of My Very Best Friend

"With lush coastal imagery and well-drawn characters, Hewitt immerses the reader in the deeply personal struggles and triumphs of Rachel and Claire. At turns introspective and exhilarating, this novel proves that it's never too late to start over."--Booklist

"A moving look at what family can look like and how much it can mean."--Wendy Wax, USA Today bestselling author of One Good Thing
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About Kate Hewitt

Kate Hewitt is the USA Today bestselling author of more than forty books, including the Hartley-by-the-Sea novels Rainy Day Sisters and Now and Then Friends. She has also written as Katharine Swartz.
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3 28% (66)
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