Things I Wish I Told My Mother by Susan Patterson and Susan DiLallo with James Patterson

I don’t know how much each of these writers wrote of this story and I don’t care. It was beautiful and I cried.

Mothers and daughters. The relationship is never what we thought it would be. I read this soon after my own Mother passed and this book brought me so much peace.

A mother and daughter unpack a lifetime’s secrets while on vacation in Paris.

Laurie and her mother are two very different people. Laurie is an artist. She travels all over the world collecting experiences.

Her mother is a famous Doctor. Dr. Liz, they call her and she is full of secrets! She only travels with matched sets of luggage and is pretty near perfect.

When a medical emergency shocks them both, Laurie suggests they go on a trip to Paris and Norway. Liz is excited about it and the rest of the book is them unpacking secrets they have both had for decades.

This book was not at all what I expected. It was, however, the book I needed to read. Relationships are complicated between a mother and her daughter. When my mother passed, I had conflicting emotions. This seems like a much better way to work through your grief.

NetGalley/ April 17, 2023 Little, Brown, and Company

6 responses to “Things I Wish I Told My Mother by Susan Patterson and Susan DiLallo with James Patterson”

  1. Doesn’t that title just make you start thinking!

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  3. Sounds like an intriguing read…

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    1. It really was. Her writing style is very much like conversaton.

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  4. I like the name of the book but I don’t often care for books written by two authors as there is always confusion for me, to confess to you.

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