win prizes join us on facebook
Search our site
The Heart of Mars by Paul Magrs Read the opening extract of the brand new Paul Magrs book before its publication on 15/03/2018

Three Mothers by Sonia Lambert

Three Mothers

Family Drama   Debuts of the Month   Reading Groups   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Share this book

Lovereading view...

A good read. Three generations of mothers have led very different lives. This novel explores the interrelated lives of these three women and their relationships with each other in a perceptive and thoughtful way. Itâs easy to read and you get involved with the three women. As granddaughter Susie discovers more about her mother and grandmother, she learns about herself too.


Three Mothers by Sonia Lambert

Tracing the intimate lives of three women, debut author Sonia Lambert takes the reader on a fascinating journey from 1940s India, to a university campus in the late sixties, and a shared London house in the mid nineties. Fleeing Nazi occupation in Austria, Helene is evacuated to London, where she falls for Charles, a dashing British Intelligence officer, and they are soon married. Helene falls pregnant, but Charles is posted abroad almost immediately. Much later, Helene is summoned to join him in India, and feels an almost indescribable sense of loss as she is forced to leave her new baby behind. Her daughter, Vera, will later discover the downside of ‘free loveâ as her loving but helplessly faithless husband betrays her trust time and again. Seeking refuge in her relationship with her own daughter, Susie, she discovers that motherhood brings its own rewards and challenges. Susie, now a grown woman, has never been able to understand the animosity that exists between her mother and grandmother. With the terrible news that Vera has been diagnosed with cancer, Susie becomes determined to unravel their tangled family history before it is too late. As she delves further into the past a fascinating, mercurial narrative emerges…

About the Author

Sonia Lambert has had two short stories broadcast in Radio Four and one 75 minute radio play One Day Travelcard, broadcast as the Book at Bedtime as part of the First Bite Young Writers' Festival.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

6th March 2008


Sonia Lambert

More books by Sonia Lambert
Author 'Like for Like'

Author's Website


Piatkus Books




Family Drama
Debuts of the Month
Reading Groups
eBook Favourites



Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

A well laid out site, I love the fact that is separates paranormal fiction from fantasy and horror, which other sites don't.

Jen Rainbow

My horizons have been broadened by some of the books I have been lucky to review and I expect it to be no different in the future.

Daran Bellingham

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.


Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman