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Posted December 31, 2013
A heartwarming story of family, friends, and secrets
A compassionate story of mothers and daughters, best friends, and secrets.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Hope is devastated when her mother, Ally passes away without warning. This sudden loss has left her numb and her grief has prevented her from sorting through her mother's belongings. However, she doesn't have the luxury of stalling when it comes to dealing with the material items that her mother left behind in a small cottage in the Lake District of England, where she spent much of her later life writing a biography of Beatrix Potter.
Julie and Anna Page accompany her on this journey and they have been there for one another for years. They are born to a group of women who call themselves the Wednesday sisters; therefore now they are called the Wednesday Daughters.
Each woman is struggling with a demon of her own. Julie lost her twin sister to breast cancer the previous year, and Hope misses her mother and struggling with her marriage. Anna (the eldest) connects with men on a sexual level but never an emotional one. The women band together to say their farewells to Alley and come to face some hard truths about themselves.
Ally used the cottage as a writer’s retreat while she worked on her unpublished biography of Beatrix Potter, yet Hope really knows little of her mother’s time there. Hope finds some of Ally’s old notebooks in a hidden drawer written in a mysterious code. They begin to decipher her writings and the reason for Ally’s stay in England comes to light.
The journals divulge the secrets of an age-old family history and she soon realizes she did not know her mother as well as she thought. A heartwarming story of a group of women who still love one another despite their shortcomings.
Posted September 6, 2013
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