Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard
The “birthday sisters” do not actually have much to do with each other, but they find their lives inexplicably linked together through time. They each find themselves the odd one out in their family with only Edwin able to understand their true selves.
Ruth and Dana also had two very different love stories that were both moving in their own ways. I was especially moved by Dana’s story.
There was one plot point that did majorly annoy me. One of the girls is taken by her mother to get an abortion when she is 24 and it is made to seem that her mother made her do it. Come on, at 24 you should be making your own decisions. I can’t believe a woman at that age would let her mother dictate something like this, especially without any explanation on why the abortion was necessary. It was the only point in the book that rang false in an otherwise very realistic novel.
I read The Good Daughters as part of the TLC Book Tours. Please visit the rest of the stops on this fantastic tour!
Book Source: HarperCollins Publishers. Thank-you!