Mothers and Daughters

mothersDaughtersFour mothers. Four teenage daughters.  An isolated tropical paradise with no internet or mobile phone reception. What could possibly go wrong? There’s tension, bitchiness, bullying, sex, drunken confessions, bad behaviour and breakdowns – and wait till you see what the teenagers get up to…

How can we let our daughters go to forge lives of their own when what we most want to do is hold them close and never let them go? How do we let them grow and keep them protected from the dark things in the world at the same time? And how can mothers and daughters navigate the troubled, stormy waters of adolescence without hurting themselves and each other? A clear-eyed, insightful and wildly entertaining look into the complicated, emotional world of mothers and daughters by the acclaimed author of Into My Arms, Last Summer and After the Fall.

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Reviews of Mothers and Daughters:

“A fascinating journey… A group of female friends, who bonded when their children were small, head for a reunion in a remote Indigenous community on the spectacularly depicted Kimberly coast. In tow are their now-adolescent daughters, who are reaching the age of sexual exploration in a world of Facebook and smartphones. This novel gives insight into the diverse and complex relationships between the mothers and their teenage daughters, as well as the friendships between the women. Recommended for female readers of quality popular fiction.”
~ Books + Publishing

“Ladd’s writing shines… a resonating reading experience.”
~ Adelaide Review

“Ladd understands the complex relationships between women- and family- incredibly well.”
~ The Advertiser