Erica James Mothers and Daughters


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A sweeping family drama of old secrets and new beginnings...

Even happy families have their secrets...

Since the sudden death of her husband, Naomi has steadily rebuilt the life they shared in the village of Tilsham by the sea.

Her eldest daughter, Martha, is sensible and determined - just like her father was - and very much in control of where her life is going. If she could just get pregnant with her husband, life would be perfect.

Willow, the youngest, was always more sunny and easy-going, yet drifted through life, much to her father's frustration. But now, with charming new boyfriend, Rick, she has a very good reason to settle down.

The three women are as close as can be. But there are things Naomi has kept from her daughters. Like the arrival of Ellis, a long-lost friend from way back, now bringing the fun and spark back into her life. And she's certainly never told them that her marriage to their father wasn't quite what it seemed...

The Sunday Times bestselling author Erica James returns with this gloriously compelling tale of mothers and daughters, secrets and love.

About the Author

Erica James is the author of twenty-three internationally bestselling novels, with recent Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers including Swallowtail Summer, Coming Home to Island House and, most recently the hardback bestseller, Letters from the Past. Her books are loved by readers looking for beautifully drawn relationships, emotionally powerful storylines and evocative settings.

In 2020, Erica received the Nielsen Silver Award for sales of over a quarter of a million copies for both Love and Devotion and Tell It to the Skies; she has previously won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award for Gardens of Delight and is a Number One bestseller in Norway.

A keen gardener herself, Erica lives in Suffolk and has a fondness for Lake Como, Formula One motor racing and travel.

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'A beautifully written story that examines the wonderful intimacy between mothers and daughters ... a satisfying treat of a novel'
- Adele Parks, bestselling author of Both Of You

'A brilliant read. A compelling family drama, full of twists and turns. Completely absorbing'
- Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of The Christmas Escape

'Wise and warm with plenty of twists and turns, you'll love this engrossing family story'
- Rachel Hore, bestselling author of A Beautiful Spy

'You always know you're in safe hands with Erica James - you'll be swept away then brought gently back to harbour in this beautiful portrait of a family and its multigenerational secrets. Emotional and uplifting, it unfolds in the most glorious coastal setting - delightful!'
- Veronica Henry, bestselling author of The Impulse Purchase

'Reading Mothers and Daughters is like enjoying a brand-new conversation with a much loved friend. Erica James's new novel is a delight, examining the lives, loves and aspirations of three women and those that love them. It's surprising and reassuringly wise, captivating and vivid, beautiful and authentic. I was fully invested in Naomi, Martha and Willow's stories and rooting for them right to the end. Achingly wonderful, peerless storytelling with heart, soul and gentle wisdom - I adored this book'
- Miranda Dickinson, bestselling author of Our Story

'Deliciously immersive ... tracing the complex emotions and dangerous undercurrents that lie beneath the deceptively smooth surface of family life. This is the kind of book that makes you burn the dinner, stay in the bath until the water's gone cold, and read far too late into the night'
- Iona Grey, author of The Glittering Hour


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