Monday, August 28, 2017

A Mother Like Mine
by Kate Hewitt

Publisher: Berkley Books
Pages: 384
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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 fiance'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 cafe. 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.


Kritters Thoughts:  The third in a series where the books all take place in a great small town, but all center around different characters.  This one focuses on Abby Rhodes who moved back for many reasons, one to help her grandmother who raised her with the small cafe and also to have a place to raise her young son and put her life back together.  Her mother who has been estranged for many years returns with literal and figurative baggage and wants to reconnect and figure out who her own life.

I love a good mother daughter drama and this one was so good.  It wasn't easy and all sunshine and rainbows, there was heartache and difficulty and just the right amount of drama!  The chapters bounce back and forth, so both ladies get an opportunity to tell their point of view and each get the chance to move the story forward.  

With this series you can start with this book or at the beginning, I started at the beginning and I liked it, but I wouldn't think you were missing out on anything if you started here.  I like when series are like this and you can hop back into the small town, but you get to see the town through others eyes.

I hope that there are more to come in this series, this is a fun small town to visit every summer!


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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