Things I Wish I Told My Mother

Things I Wish I Told My Mother opening line: Right now, I am standing thirty feet away from seventy million dollars.

Things I Wish I Told My Mother

My blurb:

They say Doctors make the worst patients, and my mother, Dr. Elizabeth Ormson is not the exception to the rule. She will not listen to the cardiologist in charge of her care. I have walked into her hospital room to find her attached to all sorts of machines. And even though she looks a shadow of herself, she is still as demanding as I know her to be.

Things I Wish I Told My Mother
Liz and Laurie are mother and daughter, but they couldn’t be more different.
Laurie is a free spirit whose creative career is about to reach new heights. Her mother Liz is a world-renowned doctor, and everything in her life has always been just so.
But when Laurie gets an unexpected call, she decides to take her mother away on a trip to Paris and Norway.
As they explore Europe together, Laurie finally starts opening up to her mother. Will unburdening themselves of the secrets that have kept them apart bring them closer together?
My verdict:

This is in no ways the book I expected it to be. Can a mother and daughter really reconcile their differences when death comes knocking at the door? Is the perfect European trip all it will take? You will have to read this delightful, loving, and heart wrenching book with a box of tissues close by to find out. I loved walking the streets of Paris with Laurie as it is a city I could visit time and time again. And Norway is now on my list of places I have to visit. This turned out to be a lovely read.

About the book:
A mother and daughter embark on a European trip that will change them forever in this emotional, heartwarming story – perfect for fans of Karen Swan. Things I Wish I Told My Mother is the emotional, irresistible and uplifting story of a mother and daughter separated by secrets and brought together by love.
Publishing information:
ISBN 9781529199079
Format Trade Paperback
Published May 2023

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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4 thoughts on “Things I Wish I Told My Mother

  1. I like the sound of this book Tandy. I’ll try and include it with all the other books I want to read, with a box of tissues on hand.

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