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#FamilySaga My #bookreview of Her Mother’s Daughter by @AliceFitzWrites @AllenAndUnwinUK

Rosie Amber

Her Mother's DaughterHer Mother’s Daughter by Alice Fitzgerald

3.5 stars

Her Mother’s Daughter is a family saga which uses a dual time setting: 1980 and 1997.

The book opens with Josephine as she eagerly leaves her Irish home for the opportunities she hopes await her in London. At home she was expected to run the household and care for her siblings; London offers her freedom to live her own life. At times secrets from per past make her fearful, but she marries a man who adores her and they raise a family together.

In 1997 Josephine’s ten year old daughter, Clare, is looking forward to the summer holidays. She hopes a visit back to Ireland will cheer her mum up. We see how observant Clare is of her mother’s mood swings, drinking and her obsession with weight-loss. But when the trip to Ireland opens old wounds, family relationships are pushed to breaking…

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Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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