Simone Sheridan and Claire Atkins have been friends since college. Upon graduation, they took off in different directions, forging separate paths through motherhood. Neither planned to look back on the road they traveled with regret—yet that’s exactly what’s at stake when their daughters issue opposing proclamations with regard to college.
Both mothers battle the news, but soon come to learn they must change course, or lose the sacred relationship between mother and daughter. But change is not an easy task when Simone and Claire unexpectedly find themselves staring down their choices, confronted by the same question: Where did I go wrong?
This was a hard book for me to read. It’s one of my greatest fears and it wasn’t easy to see two mothers who raised their daughters in completely opposite ways grappling with the fear and loss of their daughters. To make it to mere weeks before your child’s high school graduation and learn that you don’t really know her at all. I must say, kudos, Ms. Venetta – unfortunately for me – this book was like living through it.
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