Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2016
Somehow I missed this book until recently. Thinking it was another beachy novel, boy, was I surprised. As I read, I felt it had been wrote by me. There were some differences but the fact of Mother/Daughter relationship was exactly as it reads. When words are not spoken, the worse is suspected. If you don't make the effort to enable that relationship, you end up with 2 versions of the same life. For someone who views it as unrealistic, has never went through an estrangement with a family member, and I can tell you, from experience, it hurts like hell. This writer knows about this type of relationship as she hit so many emotions exactly right. You think you're doing it "your way" but you're lonely and won't admit it even to yourself. You don't say the words, so nothing changes. This is a MUST READ book for anyone who has ever gone through estrangement.