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Between a Mother and Her Child

by Elizabeth Noble

Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Family Drama

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September 2012 Book of the Month.

One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012.

A novel concentrating on the terrible effect of the death of a teenage boy on his family. He was killed in the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand. The strain is too much for his parents' marriage and his siblings suffer badly, till into their lives comes a live in help a 'rent-a-granny', who suddenly everyone can talk to. This is a nicely woven story with lots of insight into family life, a poignant tale from a lovely author.


STOP PRESS: Between a Mother and a Child has been selected as a Richard and Judy Book Club Choice this Autumn.

Sarah Broadhurst

Between a Mother and Her Child Synopsis

Elizabeth Noble, the Number 1 bestselling author of Things I Want My Daughters to Know and The Reading Group , takes a look at relationships within families in her heartbreaking novel Between a Mother and her Child.



For Maggie and Bill it was love at first sight...One impulsive wedding later and with the arrival of three perfect children, Jake, Aly and Stan, the Barrett family seem to have it all. Until the day their world stops turning. When Jake dies suddenly, they're swept away on a tide of grief that fractures Maggie and Bill's marriage. She and the children are left clinging to the wreckage of their family. And they need help, because in her grief Maggie is in danger of losing Aly and Stan too. Enter Kate, housekeeper, companion and shoulder to cry on. She's here to pick up the pieces and fix what isn't completely broken. But can Maggie trust Kate? And why is Kate so keen to help? When Bill falls for another woman, Maggie realizes she will have to fight to put her family back together - but will they still want her? Let the storytelling magic of Elizabeth Noble capture your heart in Between a Mother and her Child.

Between a Mother and Her Child Press Reviews

Praise for Elizabeth Noble:


'Tissues are essential. You'll ricochet between delicately watering eyes at the romance of it all and howling sobs at the unbearable tenderness.' Heat


'It would be a hard heart indeed that remained unmoved...the tender feelings that Noble engenders in her readers are to be cherished.' Daily Express

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ISBN: 9780141043128
Publication date: 30/08/2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141043128
Publication date: 30th August 2012
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Reading Groups,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Elizabeth Noble

Elizabeth Noble lives in New York and Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Her six previous novels, The Reading Group, The Friendship Test (formerly published as The Tenko Club), Alphabet Weekends, Things I Want My Daughters to Know, The Girl Next Door and The Way We Were, were all Sunday Times bestsellers, with The Reading Group reaching Number One.

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