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Lost Mothers

Lost Mothers

by Elizabeth Barrett


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A Nebraska tornado swept away their mother when Leni was nine and her sister Amelia was twelve. Though bound together by tragedy, the sisters grow apart-Leni wrapping herself in silence and solitude while Amelia craves the chaos of a large, close-knit family.Following their different paths, Leni becomes a librarian and Amelia marries into the large family she always wanted. Concerned with her sister's narrow small-town life, Amelia insists that Leni join her husband's family at their New Hampshire lake house for a massive Fourth of July reunion. Over the long weekend, a stifling heat wave settles over the house and simmering resentments-between the sisters, between husbands and wives, between mothers and daughters-boil over, on the beach and in the kitchen and behind closed doors. As a tornado-like storm rolls in over the lake, devastating secrets are revealed, leaving no one unscathed."Elizabeth Barrett has successfully created what many writers find too daunting: an extended-family lakeside holiday. Her intelligent and compassionate insights into the complex feelings about pregnancy among several women ripple among spouses, relatives, and in-laws, finally becoming a full-blown storm. LOST MOTHERS is a page-turner well worth reading." - Martha Barron Barrett, author of SLOW TRAVEL

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ISBN-13: 9781530028191
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Barrett has been in the publishing industry for more than thirty years, working her way up from editorial assistant to a senior editor at Bantam Books. Now a freelance editor and writing teacher, she is the author of five previously published romances and Free Fall, originally published by HarperCollins Publishers. She currently lives in New Hampshire.

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