Maizey used to love her mother, Kendy. It was hard for her not too – all her friends adored her as well. The mother-daughter relationship was the most important one in the world for Maizey. Everything changed when she was thirteen years old and saw Kendy in a moment of extreme weakness. Ever since that day, the relationship has been strained. Kendy wonders why her daughter has alienated her while Maizey can’t even stand speaking to the woman she used to love.
Things Worth Remembering is the first book that I’ve read by Jackina Stark but it probably won’t be the last. I found myself caught up in the tentative relationship between the mother and daughter. That relationship tends to be fragile when the daughter is in her twenties anyway. I wanted to see how the two of them navigated the murky waters of their relationship. Maizey was full of pent up emotions – you could feel her hurt and betrayal. Kendy was harder to understand. She was Stepford-wife stiff where she could have been more personable.
Overall, the book was good. I don’t know if I would have gone out and bought it but it would definitely be one to check out from the library.
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