Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Popular Fiction Award, 2009.
When Barbara realizes time is running out, she writes letters to her four daughters, aware 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?
Lisa, in her mid-thirties but incapable of making a commitment; or Jennifer, trapped in a stale marriage. Twenty-something Amanda, a traveller and always distanced from the rest of the family. And Hannah, a teenage girl on the verge of womanhood, about to be parted from the mother she adores.
But by drawing on the wisdom in Barbara's letters, the girls might just find a way to cope with her loss. And in coming to terms with their bereavement, can they also set themselves free to enjoy life with all the passion and love each deserves?
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Enjoyable but slightly disappointing
- Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE