Welcome to my feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday. Today is the turn of Things I want my Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble.
Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago.
Barbara’s daughters are devastated to lose their mum, but then Barbara has sent them letters. Will these letters give the girls comfort? Will their be able to come together as a family and mourn their mother properly? And finally will they be set free from their burden in order to live their lives free?
Things I want My Daughters to Know shows the different relationships a parent can have with their children as each has different personalities. It shows how together yet how far apart a family can be. How each can grieve in their own way. It is about the bonds between siblings and families.
This is a sweet, caring book, without being too over-emotional and draining. Although you may want a box of tissues nearby…
“Could I have loved you better? maybe. If that’s true, then I’m sorry. Could I have loved you more? I don’t think it’s possible. ”