April 11, 2023

Things I Wish I Told My Mother

"Maybe the most important thing I learned from you: people don't always give you what you want. They give you what they have to give. But if you stop and think about it, that can be enough." ~ 98%

A mother and daughter literally unpack secrets while on vacation in new release, Things I Wish I Told My Mother. Laurie travels the world with a worn duffel bag while her mother travels with matching suitcases. Each woman has her own style and distinctive voice. When Laurie invites her mother on a trip to Paris and Norway, unexpected sparkles and secrets come up.

Even through all the marketing and emails from James Patterson's subscription list, I imagined the content to be different. I assumed it was a true mother-daughter story considering that both authors lost their moms in the same year. What I got was fiction—no doubt with the writing help of hubby. This book had the potential to be so much greater as a co-memoir.

Happy Pub Day, Susan Patterson and Susan DiLallo! Things I Wish I Told My Mother is now available.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Things I Wish I Told My Mother
Author: Susan Patterson and Susan DiLallo with James Patterson
Published: April 2023
Pages: 320
Edition: Galley 
Genre: Women's Fiction
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤

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