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A brilliant twisty novel about a missing woman an unfaithful husband and the dark secrets that will destroy two perfect familiesA scandalous revelation is about to devastate a picturesue town where the houses are immaculate and the neighborhoods are tightly kni. We Were Mothers by Katie Sise is really of a domestic drama than anything It s one of those that I like to think of as popcorn books that you grab your popcorn and sit back and watch the drama unfold before your eyes as you read This one really did deliver on the promised twists but a few of those may need to suspend disbelief a bitThe story is told from the point of view of Cora Sarah Jade and Laurel Cora is the young mother to two year old twins who finds her husband has cheated with the babysitter and Sarah is Cora s mother Jade is a good friend of the family who is considering adoption and Laurel is the mother of the teen that babysat for Cora s familyWhat we have in the book is different ways different generations handle things struggles with life and love abuse lies and deception or dealing with loss among many other things It s a bit like reading a daytime soap opera but if you love a juicy drama then this one will probably be for youI received a copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit

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We Were Mothers

A trace Over the course of one weekend the crises of two close families are about to trigger a chain reaction that will expose a far disturbing web of secrets Now everything is at stake as they’re forced to confront the lies they have told in order to surviv. At first this gave me Desperate Housewives vibes but without the humor which then gave me Big Little Lies vibes either way there s a neighborhood full of mothersdaughterswives that all interconnect in some way or another and boy do they ALL have secrets Good lawd did I need a chart of some kind to keep up with all of themI didn t feel like there was one particular plot line it did center around one particular thing but ultimately it felt like a glimpse inside a community and the drama that happens behind closed doors The intricacies of marriage motherdaughter relationships and how the secrets of the past always come to slap you in the face in the futureI wish I had connected better with this book There were certain aspects that had me befuddled and going WHAT no no that just doesn t even make sense To the point where I had to reach out to a fellow Bookstagrammer to discuss Then I remind myself this is a work of fiction suspend some reality woman I can easily do this but sometimes it s just not uite as easy as othersFor me I think there was just too much going on all at once All the women are struggling All the men are assholes However I also couldn t stop reading this either It s like one of those Lifetime movies that are guilty pleasures Twisty lots of drama and you find yourself yelling at all the charactersThanks to saltwaterreads for holding the readalong 3

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T Devoted mother Cora O’Connell has found the journal of her friend Laurel’s daughter a beautiful college student who lives next door revealing an illicit encounter Hours later Laurel makes a shattering discovery of her own her daughter has vanished without. Cora and her husband host a birthday party for their two year old twins and things go downhill uickly afterwards Cora discovers a journal of her neighbor s daughter that reveals a secret Soon after the neighbor s daughter goes missing As one weekend s events unravel the lives of multiple families are changed The story opens with a birthday party for toddlers where Cora has invited family and friends to celebrate her young children The guests include Cora s mother Sarah her friend Jade and her neighbor Laurel Each of these women has something going on in her life that they haven t been able to discuss with anyone else Central to the story is Cora a married mom of toddler twins She lost her sister Maggie in a tragic accident years earlier and still has trouble dealing with that loss The loss of Maggie also greatly affected her mother Sarah and friend Jade The current emotions and actions of these women can be traced back to the night they lost a loved one This book uses multiple points of view from Cora Sarah Jade and Laurel to tell the story This book is part women s fiction and part suspense Some of the issues the women are dealing with are very real as is the feeling of having no one to talk to about those issues One of the things I liked about this book was the women s desire to protect their children and how most of their actions are related to the fact that they are mothers We Were Mothers is a fitting title for the bookThe suspense part of the story comes from Laurel s missing daughter There are of course other events going on but it seems one missing college student starts the unraveling process Some of the topics throughout the book deal with motherhood domestic abuse and adultery A good read for fans of family drama and suspense This book does have a bit of a slow start and I wasn t completely satisfied with the ending but it was still a good light read This was my pick for s First Reads in September 2018


10 thoughts on “We Were Mothers

  1. says:

    So I was going back and forth between a 2 and a 3 star for this one BUT I've been told that apparently I'm very critical of

  2. says:

    We Were Mothers by Katie Sise is really of a domestic drama than anything It’s one of those that I like to think of as popcorn books that you grab your popcorn and sit back and watch the drama unfold before your eyes as

  3. says:

    15 STARSLately I’ve done a terrible job choosing free Prime First Reads from My enjoyment of WE WERE MOTHERS was one star but I think Katie Sise’s novel is better than my enjoyment of itTold from multiple points of view WE WERE MOTHERS is full of characters I didn’t care about heavy on plot of cheating and lies and

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    25 do you love a soap opera story starsMy reviews can be seen here “Wasn’t that what mothers were there for? You could rail against them you could blame them and you could hate them but you still needed their love the way you needed water” Today I have a review for the book We Were Mothers I have to say that being a mother of four plus this gorgeous cover are what attracted me to this book by Katie Sise

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    Cora and her husband host a birthday party for their two year old twins and things go downhill uickly afterwards Cora discovers a journal of her neighbor's daughter that reveals a secret Soon after the neighbor's daughter goes missing As one weekend's events unravel the lives of multiple families are changed T

  6. says:

    Desperately tries to be Big Little Lies and fails Awful characters terrible plot and lousy writing

  7. says:

    SO MANY SECRETS“A brilliant twisty novel about a missing woman an unfaithful husband and the dark secrets that will destroy two perfect families”To be honest I was expecting another suspense novel that would keep my interest throw a few twists in and leave me forgetting it days later This is definitely not

  8. says:

    I struggled this month to choose my free prime book because there seemed to be several good prospects I'm slightly kicking myself that I went for 'We Were Mothers' as I found it very ordinary and a bit disappointing The opening pace was SO slow that I really found myself checking other reviews to see if there was any prospect of it picking up I would say I was over a third of the way through before it became ev

  9. says:

    At first this gave me Desperate Housewives vibes but without the humor which then gave me Big Little Lies vibes either way there's a neighborhood full of mothersdaughterswives that all interconnect in some way or another and boy do they ALL have secrets Good lawd did I need a chart of some kind to keep up with all of themI didn't feel like th

  10. says:

    Terrible I felt like I just read a screenplay for a really bad soap opera It was so bad I had to skim page after page because the dialogue and p