Book Reviews of Things I Want My Daughters to Know

Things I Want My Daughters to Know
Things I Want My Daughters to Know
Author: Elizabeth Noble
ISBN-13: 9780061122194
ISBN-10: 006112219X
Publication Date: 4/1/2008
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
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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 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 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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Helpful Score: 2
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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Not the best book I have ever read, as things aren't really resolved and I also don't need all the little details of someone's sexual exploits.
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I started reading this book by this author and i had to stop somewhere by page 42. I was simply not drawn to it and found it extremely boring... don't bother with it.
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I really enjoyed this book - it showed the trials of sisters alone after their mother has passed away, and the secrets that had been kept. Another great Elizabeth Noble book!
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This book was kind of slow going, and never really drew me in very much. It wasn't bad, but it also wasn't great. The description made it sound better than it was. But I did finish it, and in the end was somewhat interested in some of what was going on. I'm sure some people will really love it, but for me it was just average.
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In the past I tended to base my request for a book by the reviews. I won't do that anymore because I loved this book so much and surprised to see how many reviews were negative!I
hated to finish it, I loved the people in the story, and the caring and warmth of the Mother with her daughters. Just goes to show you that you can't be sure of a book by the reviews but I do love the reviews of all the books and I appreciate the books owners taking the time to write one. Happy Reading, Pat
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Brit chick lit. Four sisters, all with various drama in their lives, deal with the loss of their mother to cancer. She left them each a letter and her diary (of which they each receive a copy). The book spans the year after her death and, of course, every one lives happily ever after.
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For every mother out there with a daughter, you should so read this book. From the love she feels for each daughter she has, to the relationship with her much younger husband. Brought not only tears of laughter but tears of love and respect for not just my mother but every mother out there. Four daughters with very different personalities, a step-dad that tries to deal with each on her level. Amazing book!
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I picked this book so that I could maybe find ways to communicate better with my 35-year old daughter. Instead, I read about a remarkable mother, and her very interesting daughters. I thoroughly enjoyed the role of Mark, and how he stepped up for his girls. This is a perfect light summer read.
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I found this book dry and tedious. I really wanted to like it, but found it more of a chore than anything.
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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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Touching, funny, sad, all emotions covered in this book! A mother addresses each of her daughters in letters that she has left them after she has passed away. Moving!