Your mother returning after no contact for 20 years? Would you be happy or resentful?
Abby was actually shocked that her mother came back to the small village of Hartley-by-the-Sea in England after being in New York. Her mother, Laura, left when Abby was two, and rarely kept in touch.
Laura went on with her life without her daughter, and her mother took care of Abby for her. Her mother now has Abby as an adult and her grandson living with her since Abby’s fiancé was killed.
The Rhodes women own a coffee/ice cream shop and live in the attached apartment.
Laura’s return caused hard feelings for all and an upset in the living arrangements.
The characters were believable in the sense that similar relationships do exist.
I loved Mary, the grandmother.
Abby was likable.
Laura wasn’t too likable, but became somewhat likable as the book continued.
A MOTHER LIKE MINE is a book that made me appreciate my mother and the love and care she selfishly gave to all eight of us.
A MOTHER LIKE MINE was a bit slow for me and out of my usual genre, but I loved the setting of the book and the premise of the book was good.
If you enjoy family interaction and drama, A MOTHER LIKE MINE is a book you will want to read.
ENJOY if you read the book. 4/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.
The giveaway copy is “Courtesy of Penguin Random House.”
August 31 to September 7