Things I Wish I Told My Mother: The Perfect Mother-Daughter Summer Read

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Things I Wish I Told My Mother is a wonderful story about a woman named Laurie who has a difficult relationship with her doctor mother, Liz. So when Dr. Liz ends up in the hospital herself with what seems to be a heart attack, Laurie finds herself bribing her own mother to stay at the hospital so the doctors can run more tests and find out what is going on with her heart. The journey the reader goes on as they read about Liz and Laurie’s trip to France and Norway is priceless. From Laurie hearing that her mother actually does love her and thinks she is beautiful to finding out more about her parents’ relationship, this is a book that many women will be able to relate to and find heartwarming. Liz is a lady with a tough shell and the way Laurie navigates the trip and, really, the relationship is applaudable. I absolutely loved the wonderful descriptions of the different settings the characters go to in this book. Author Susan Patterson does a wonderful job of detailing both her characters and their experiences. There is a big twist in the end which left me with my mouth open. Wonderful and cleverly written, Things I Wish I Told My Mother is a book to read over and over again.

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Author Susan Patterson, Susan DiLallo, James Patterson
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publish Date 10-Apr-2023
ISBN 9780316406208 Buy this Book
Issue June 2023
Category Popular Fiction