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Things I Want My Daughters to Know
Things I Want My Daughters to Know
Author: Elizabeth Noble
How do you cope in a world without your mother? When Barbara realizes time is running out, she writes letters to her four daughters, aware that they'll be facing the trials and triumphs of life without her at their side. But how can she leave them when they still have so much growing up to do? Take Lisa, in her midthirties but incapable of makin...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061122194
ISBN-10: 006112219X
Publication Date: 4/1/2008
Pages: 320
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3.6 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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I absolutely LOVED this book! Being a mother of a young daughter myself, my own mortality is on my mind more than ever. This book is about the letters and journal that a dying mother writes to leave for her daughters and how her writing coincides & affects their lives after her death. She was seemingly perfect in life but leaves behind confessions of secrets no one saw coming. It is a very realistic book I think. I took excerpts from the book to write in the journal I keep for my daughter because Noble writes everything down that I've always thought and felt for my daughter, but could never write so eloquently because I could never get through the emotion of it all. I think this is an amazing book, with life lessons for mothers and daughters alike!
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Helpful Score: 2
I didn't love this book. I really didn't care about the characters, in fact, I would constantly have to remind myself who was who. I was glad when I finished it, just so I could start another book. I was disappointed, the title drew me in, but the story was kind of lame.
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Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble is a jaunt through the lives of 4 sisters: Lisa, Jennifer, Amanda and Hannah, and how they come together after the all too soon death of their mother Barbara. The mother who took time on her death bed to write each of her daughters a special letter and a journal of sorts to inform each of them of important memories and feelings she wanted them to know.

I found myself invested in the lives of Mark, Lisa, Jennifer, Amanda and Hannah and I truly wanted to find out how their lives would progress. I eagerly turned the pages to read more about which direction their lives were headed. I cared about this cast of characters, which to me marks a terrific book.

4 Sisters all at different stages of their lives, one with a fear of committment, one in an unhappy marriage, one always traveling and running away and one coming into womanhood. Will the journal their mum left them along with their individual letters help them progress through their very different lives and l get through all that troubles them?

Things I Want My Daughters to Know is a wonderful journey through the lives of these four women, a journey that I am so happy I was able to take alongside them.
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I loved this book!! It was a very easy read, I finished it in 2 days. I would recommend this book to anyone!
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Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble is a jaunt through the lives of 4 sisters: Lisa, Jennifer, Amanda and Hannah, and how they come together after the all too soon death of their mother Barbara. The mother who took time on her death bed to write each of her daughters a special letter and a journal of sorts to inform each of them of important memories and feelings she wanted them to know.

I found myself invested in the lives of Mark, Lisa, Jennifer, Amanda and Hannah and I truly wanted to find out how their lives would progress. I eagerly turned the pages to read more about which direction their lives were headed. I cared about this cast of characters, which to me marks a terrific book.

4 Sisters all at different stages of their lives, one with a fear of committment, one in an unhappy marriage, one always traveling and running away and one coming into womanhood. Will the journal their mum left them along with their individual letters help them progress through their very different lives and l get through all that troubles them?

Things I Want My Daughters to Know is a wonderful journey through the lives of these four women, a journey that I am so happy I was able to take alongside them.
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This book was similar to an old Lifetime movie. It was interesting enough and kept the reader entertained but I was not moved by the story. The dialogue was poorly written-the reader didn't always know who was saying what. Also the ending seemed incredibly cliched.

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