Between a Mother and Her Child For Maggie and Bill it was love at first sight One impulsive wedding later and with the arrival of three perfect children Jake Aly and Stan the Barrett family seem to have it all Until the day thei

  • Title: Between a Mother and Her Child
  • Author: Elizabeth Noble
  • ISBN: 9780718155377
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • For Maggie and Bill it was love at first sight One impulsive wedding later and with the arrival of three perfect children, Jake, Aly and Stan, the Barrett family seem to have it all Until the day their world stops turning

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    1. I really wish I could give 4.5 stars. 4 was just not high enough, but this wasn't quite a 5 star book for me This is a beautiful, emotional journey through the lives of the Barrett family. And how a horrendously tragic event in 2004 changed their lives forever. We are also introduced to Kate, and for a while her story runs parallel, but in no way linked to the Barrett's. The book is written in third person, with the PoV switching between all the main characters seamlessly. I have to admire the w [...]

    2. I loved this book from start to finish - and didn't want it to end. I had read a few reviews which described it as over long and long winded. I thought it was beautifully written - as good as Things I Want my Daughters To Know - highly recommended.

    3. I loved this book. I didn't think it was too long, as other reviews mentioned. Such a lovely story, I'm so glad my friend recommended this after my son had finished his gap year! Ok it was a bit schmaltzy, but it tore at my heart strings and I cried a few times, which means it really got to me. The story of how this family dealt with tragedy in different ways just reiterates that there are no rights or wrongs, but that it's good to talk!!!

    4. One impulsive wedding later and with the arrival of three perfect children, Jake, Aly and Stan, the Barrett family seem to have it all. Until the day their world stops turning.When Jake dies suddenly, they're swept away on a tide of grief that fractures Maggie and Bill's marriage. She and the children are left clinging to the wreckage of their family. And they need help, because in her grief Maggie is in danger of losing Aly and Stan too.Enter Kate, housekeeper, companion and shoulder to cry on. [...]

    5. Absolutely love it, I recommend it to girls don't think guys would enjoy it that much. Have 4 pages left, can't wait to see how it ends. The book revolves around a mother trying to cope after the loose of her child. Although it book was very long and could have been made shorter with more depth I still enjoyed it a lot. This book takes on an emotional rollercoaster, even though I am not a mother I was still able to relate to Maggie (the mother in the book) In the beginning of the book you see Ma [...]

    6. I was terribly disappointed by Between A Mother and Her Child after really enjoying a couple of the authors other books. I have to agree that the book is far too long, with passages that just go on and on and on, yet don't actually seem to get anywhere and hardly add anything to the storyline. There is no doubt that underneath the pages of stilted conversation and analysis of every single emotion there is a great story line trying to get out. By the time the reader has been informed, yet again, [...]

    7. I'm a fan of Elizabeth Noble's work, and have read a couple of her books before. Her writing style may not be to everybody's taste, but for me, the story she writes about ticks along nicely and you find yourself wrapped up in the characters.This story follows a family who have split following the death of their eldest son. Each family member has dealt with their grief in their own way (or not dealt with it) and each is moving on in their own way.Bill & Maggie, the parents have split followin [...]

    8. This book would have been so very much better if it hadn't been 457 pages long. Up to a point, it's very good - as well written as you'd expect from Elizabeth Noble (although my ARC was so poorly edited that it did jar at times, including changing the names of characters at one point) and explores incredibly well the death of a child and how it impacts on the family. The characters are well drawn and likeable, the children real, and we get the opportunity to see things through all their eyes as [...]

    9. Four and a half stars. I was totally and emotionally invested in this story and the characters. Unlike some others I did not have a problem with the length as I was totally there with Maggie and Bill and the others. The death of anyone affects people in different ways and I found the way Maggie and Bill reacted after the death of their son Jake believable.Their children and in particular Aly are also affected.Enter into this family Kate - a catalyst for change. Kate is the type of person most pe [...]

    10. Maggie Barrett's life is falling apart. After twenty years of marriage, Maggie finds herself alone raising her three children. Her husband has left Maggie informing her that he has found someone else. Maggie finds a friend in an unlikely person. The hew housekeeper, Kate. Kate has a secret of her own. Sadly this book and I did not make a connection. I say this greatly because for this type of story that intertwines so many different characters with each other I am expecting to make friends with [...]

    11. Having read all of Elizabeth Noble's books and loved them, I was totally disappointed with this one. It is ridiculously long waffle in most places, has very little "meat" to the story, and its like the author has lost her way and just drummed out something mediocre. It was a real let down, and nothing like her previous writing (The Way We Were, The Girl Next Door, being two of the best). What a disappointment. Hope she reads these sort of sites as she really needs a bit of a kick up the rear to [...]

    12. Easy to read and full of emotion, my first foray into Elizabeth Noble's world was a thoroughly pleasant one. There are a lot of characters, but I found this enriched the story rather than hindering it. I will definitely pick up another book by this author.

    13. The title of this book is really apt and is a snapshot into what this book is all about. I loved how the author explored the relationship/s from two different angles (Maggie and Kate). It is bittersweet but wholly acceptable ending.

    14. I adored this book. I loved each of the characters and could see what was happening from everyone's point of view. I was cheering for them even when I knew they should be taking a different path because I felt it was all they could handle at the time. I cried all the way through as I learnt of their heartbreak, coping mechanisms and eventual breakthroughs.Reading some of the other reviews makes me wonder whether those who didn't like it have experienced real grief. It's my only explanation for u [...]

    15. After reading, the 'things I want my daughters to know' I thought I'd crack on with another Noble book but about a family. I seem to choose her books that have some correlation to my life, suppose we all do. A good swimmer and friend, the son's tragedy was hard to read but gradually bringing this out whilst the household is going through changes and adapting to life was great. I found my self hating but understanding the husband but still, disliking him I tried but I think that was the great par [...]

    16. The plot felt far fetched to me - why did Kate have such emotional maturity in her dealings with Maggie and her family but yet unable to show the same in her own life? Would Maggie really accept Carrie and her pregnancy so quickly? She and Bill weren’t divorced, were practically childhood sweethearts, has a family togetherd yet they all managed to move on and live happily ever after with minimal unpleasantness. It just didn’t seem like real life

    17. Thoroughly enjoyable, excellent character development, totally able to empathise with each individual. As a side note a well written book is more important to me than artificial genre classifications including what I consider insulting when it is suggested that "this is a book that guys probably wouldn't enjoy."

    18. Beautiful story of family tragedy leading to marriage breakup and how each rebuilds their lives without excluding each other. It took me a while to read but only as I could only manage a couple of pages per night. I think this would be a great read on a holiday where you could read it all at once!

    19. Slow to start but picks up quick . Packed full of raw emotion and tells the tale of trying to pull family life together and move on after an event no mother should have to face .

    20. What a fantastic read lots of twists and turns but the wat after math of death if child dealt with was awesome Fantastic from start to finish

    21. It took awhile to get into - almost gave up - but I pressed on. It was a bit long but for the most part I enjoyed it.

    22. I really enjoyed this book and didn't want it to finish. It is about a family who are torn apart by a tragedy and how they slowly start to rebuild their lives. Due to the way it was written I cared about the characters and what was happening to them.This is the first book that I have read by Elizabeth Nobel but will be reading more of her work.

    23. Between A Mother And Her ChildByElizabeth NobleMy" in a nutshell" summaryMaggie and Bill are living a lovely life with their childrenJake, Aly and Stanuntil a disaster changes everything.My thoughts after reading this bookThis family was begun with much hope and happiness. Howeverwhen their own personal tragedy happenedey really were not able to deal with it. Or rather they dealt with it but it tore them apart. This was a family trying to live an ordinary lifeey had a young son with learning dis [...]

    24. There is no deeper love than that between a mother and child and there is no greater loss than that experienced by a parent who has lost that beloved child to death. The life of Maggie and Bill Barrett changed irrevocably the day their son, Jake who died in the tsunami of Indonesia in 2004. Bill chooses to grieve in a totally different way from Maggie, and their daughter Aly. But Maggie senses that Aly is drawing farther and farther away from her. Yes she excels in her school work and is plannin [...]

    25. Originally reviewed at Novel EscapesMuch as this book is easy to read in the way it’s written I found it so intense in moments that I caught myself holding my breath.The storyline was original and the characters were all interesting, including (and maybe especially) the children. There wasn’t a single person brought into the story without a fully developed history, a unique personality and a purpose. I found the relationship between Maggie and Bill most fascinating- they’d been together si [...]

    26. Another book club selection. Unfortunately, (after reading the book) when I got to book club the two other members in attendance agreed it was too sad to discuss and decided we'd visit about other stuff for the whole hour. I didn't find it overly sad (I didn't cry) and know we could have found some great discussion fodder from the content but I went with the flow because I didn't feel an overwhelming need to push the issue on a three-star book.Here's what you need to know. Maggie and Bill Barret [...]

    27. This review is written in consideration of the book's genre, and because this First Reads publisher is looking for "early feedback." Must say, I love the Aussie colloquialisms of this author. I thought the premise was interesting, and the story line was a good one. A few reviews cited this book as boring and uneventful, but "boring" is subjective and "uneventful" isn't necessarily a bad thing. The pacing seemed okay, and though it's been mentioned that the book is long, if you enjoy the book, it [...]

    28. This book is about a shattered family who deal with grief in various ways. Bill, the father, has moved out, and has a new girlfriend. Maggie, his wife, is trying to hold together a household containing Aly, who is about to take her A-levels and is uncommunicative, and Stan, who has some minor special needs. Maggie's sister comes to visit; she suggests following up an advert from an older woman - Kate - who wants a family to look after. Kate turns out to be quite a catalyst I liked Aly very much, [...]

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