Between a Mother and her Child

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The love of a family is stronger than even the greatest tragedy . . .

Twenty years after their impulsive marriage, Maggie and Bill Barrett are happily settled into the quiet comfort of their dream home and their apparently idyllic life with their three beautiful children. Then, the day after Christmas 2004, their world is shattered.

Feeling isolated, Bill leaves in search of peace on his own. Maggie shuts down, incapable of connecting with her children or even sleeping most nights. Getting by in a daze, she has no idea how to begin picking up the pieces of their lives.

Enter Kate: a woman who placed an ad in the paper to be a housekeeper and companion to a family. Kate has secrets and sorrows of her own, but her gentle caring has an immediate effect on the children—and on Maggie herself. When Bill announces that he's fallen for another woman, Maggie realizes that she will have to fight to put her family back together. But after all they've been through, can anything truly fix their broken ties?

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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 in the U.K.

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Maggie Barrett can’t sleep, so she cleans. Her house is spotless since her husband, Bill, moved out and moved on with someone new. Her teenage daughter, Aly, and young son, Stan, seem better able to cope with the death of the Barretts’ oldest child, Jake—or are they? Meanwhile, Kate Miller’s life has been all shades of gray since the death of her husband. Maggie’s sister, visiting from Australia, answers Kate’s unusual ad for a sort-of-housekeeping position. Kate becomes a rent-a-granny for Stan, then a trusted friend to Maggie and Aly, who is dealing with more than just A-levels. But it’s not quite Mary Poppins, for Kate has a secret grief of her own. Though Noble piles on plot twists (good grief, the women in this book are fertile), none of it feels contrived—just the normal things, both crappy and wonderful, that happen in life when things change. Realistic but not maudlin (Stan’s ebullient energy helps), this is a moving portrait of family love and the many unexpected shapes it takes. A best-seller in the UK and a sure bet for women’s-fiction readers here. --Susan Maguire

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