Ah, mothers-in-law. I’m sure there’s a unicorn out there that gets along well with their in-laws, but most of us simply tolerate our chosen family.
Here are three books about mothers-in-law that you might actually want to spend time with.
1.) Daughters-in-Law by Joanna Trollope
“Rachel Brinkley has given her life to raising her three sons and now that they are adults inevitably has strong views about their partners. Dreamy Petra was hand-picked for brilliant, impossible Ralph, but eldest Edward made his own choice, Swedish Sigrid, who has never felt wholly accepted by her in-laws. Charlotte, newly married to youngest Luke, suffers disapproval when she falls pregnant, too early by Rachel’s standards. When Ralph’s business fails and Petra refuses to move house to help him take a job in London, a crisis of a kind blows up, compounded by Petra’s sudden friendship with another man. Rachel wants to get involved, but it’s the younger generation which finds solutions as daughters talk to mothers, sons to each other and Rachel is finally forced to confront a changed landscape.” — Kirkus review
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