Book Lists/Reviews

How Lists Are Created

Books make it onto the recommended list when I read a book that I believe moms and daughters will learn something from, find something important to talk about, or have fun reading.

You’ll find reviews for most of the books listed here; just click on the live link to be taken to a specific review. If a book doesn’t have a review, that means it’s been recommended by a club or a librarian, but I have not had a chance to review it.

Review Policy

Most of the book reviews at Mother Daughter Book have been written by me, Cindy Hudson. If there’s a guest review, it’s identified. Generally, I recommend books that may be widely available in libraries, but there are exceptions, depending on the topic. I check out books for review from the library, buy them at bookstores, and get them from publishers who send me copies to read. I always give my honest opinion regardless of how I obtain books for review.

My reviews focus more on the issues to discuss in mother-daughter book clubs instead of whether or not I liked the book. In my experience, finding a title that everyone likes is rare, and best-liked books don’t always lead to good discussions. My general philosophy is that if the issues are worth discussing and the book is fairly well written, it’s a good book club choice.

The age recommendations are often my own, and they don’t always reflect publisher recommendations.

Books are listed in the following categories:


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Book Lists/Reviews — 1 Comment

  1. Dear Cindy,
    No one I know had a closer relationship with their mother than I. Perhaps it was our closeness in age (she was only 23 years older); more likely it was her agelessness. Many of her friends late in life were my age, or even younger. It might have been her divorce when I was young that bound us together at the hip. My book “Pearl’s Party…and you’re invited” delves into how deeply I knew her and how much(as I learned after her death)I didn’t know. It’s not available in bookstores, but you can find it at Feel free to contact me for more info or if you want to do an interview.

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