Kylie Ladd is becoming well known in Australia as a writer of contemporary fiction, generally aimed at women. Her last book Into My Arms (reviewed here) was terrific, so I’ve been looking forward to taking this advance copy of Mothers & Daughters off my shelf. Here’s the teaser:

In all their years as friends they’d never talked like this before. They’d discussed toilet training their children, and their own incontinence suffered after childbirth; they’d confided in each other about abortion (Fiona) and the off one-night stand (Amira); they’d argued about politics and climate change. But this was new, this was something apart. She felt closer to them than she ever had. (p225)

And here’s the blurb:

Four 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. A sure-fire hit from a writer who’s been steadily building fans and critical acclaim and is ready to explode on to the bestseller lists.

Sound good? Would you read this book?


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



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