What Mother Never Told Me

General Fiction

By Donna Hill

Publisher : Harlequin

ABOUT Donna Hill

donna hill
I am a multi-published author with more than 50 published titles in print.  My stories span romance, women's fiction, light erotica, mystery and paranormal.  I make my home in Brooklyn, NY.



What Mother Never Told Me is an unforgettable story about the power of our pasts to define us--and sometimes hold us back.  It is a novel about abiding love and hidden truths, about family bonds that may be tested but never truly broken, about the lies that tear us apart--and the friendships that can make us whole again.

It took me ten years to finally write this followup to RHYTHMS. I do hope that the wait was worth it for my readers!!

By Angelia Menchan "acvermen.blogspot.com" (Florida) - See all my reviews
What Mother Never Told Me by Donna Hill is one of the most engaging novels I have read on the subject of mothers and daughters. From page one the reader is drawn into the life of Parris McKay as she goes in search of the mother she had been told was dead for 30 years. The story slowly and surely allows the reader to see and feel how and why the deception took place. The story is so well-told that at times I felt as though the mother had betrayed me. However, once I saw the story unfold, my perspective changed, as did my understanding.

Even more compelling is the love story component of Parris and Nick, the man she is in love with. Also the story of the love of her mother's life is very compelling. The back stories about Celeste, a blue-blood, socialite and her mother, as well as Leslie, an overweight, interior designer and her mother are just as fascinating. The unexpected bond between the three women also speaks of sisterhood and the support that women can only give other women. There are also many other romantic layers and flavors that make this book a literary delight.

I recommend What Mother Never Told Me to all readers who love a wonderfully told story.

The book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.

Angelia Menchan
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