For My Daughters Author:Barbara Delinsky Caroline, Annette and Leah St. Clair have spent their lives trying to escape the legacy of their wealthy, social-climbing mother, Virginia, a woman who had little time -- and even less feeling -- for her daughters. Though the sisters now consider themselves happy, each has lost a certain part of herself. Then, on the eve of her seventieth birthd... more »ay, Virginia asks her daughters to help her get settled into her magnificient new estate on the peaceful, rocky coast of Maine. Though their first reaction is to turn her down, each of the sisters ultimately decides to go...to give Virginia what she asks for, perhaps for the last. But it is Virginia who gives to her daughters. For amid the glorious beauty of a New England summer, the sisters find answers to question that have troubled them fo years, insights into the men in their lives, and new truths that will stay with them forever. For My Daughter is an eloquent and heartfelt protrait rich with passion, joy fulfillment, and, most of all, love, as four women discover not only one another, but themselves as well.« less
I've read several books lately and this is definitely one of my very favorites. The ending is a little "pat" and comes out sweet, but by the end of the book I liked the characters so well that I WANTED them to have a happy ending!
A wonderfully moving story about how our mistaken impressions can alienate us from the ones who truly love us most. 3 sisters dealing with the hurt & estranged feelings over their 'aloof' mother are brought together in their mother's final days & learn that not only do feelings run deep but life's reasonings sometimes run deeper.
Keep the tissue box handy because the connection you'll feel with these gals will bring your own childhood feelings to the surface.
This is a wonderfully written story of a mother's love and need to reconnect with her grown daughters, who feel they were unloved and neglected by a cold and indifferent mother as they grew up. The three daughters not only grow close to each other but also find out why their mother was seemingly so distant. As they find out about their mother, they also discover things about themselves they were reluctant to admit. A really hard-to-put-down book ..... and you feel so good at the end.