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You Get That From Me(2023)
A novel by Charlotte Butterfield
A heartwarming and hilarious novel about family, stories and second chances - perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson, Lucy Diamond and Jill Mansell
You can't choose your family...
Stella thought she knew how her life would turn out. A stellar career, the perfect husband (not like her own good-for-nothing dad), two gorgeous children, a dog to take on muddy countryside walks. But here she is: forty, single, living with her mum and grandmother, and trying to choose the ideal sperm donor out of a catalogue.
Bonnie might be an expert in genetics, but she knows there are some things you shouldn't hand down to your children - like the secret of what really happened in her marriage forty years ago.
Florence has raised two generations of wonderful women in this house - but her life, and the story of her blissful marriage, are more complicated than she's ever admitted.
When all three women start writing down their stories for Stella's unborn child, the secrets and memories woven into the house begin to resurface. You can't choose your family - but maybe you can choose what you make of it...
Full of warmth, wisdom and laugh-out-loud humour, You Get That From Me is a story about love, mothers and daughters, and the unexpected paths that life can take us down.
'An absolute page-turner . . . no matter which path you choose, it's how you love that truly matters. A truly life-affirming read'
Sheila McClure, author of The Break-Up Agency
Readers are falling in love with YOU GET THAT FROM ME:
'I absolutely loved this book . . . you'll find yourself laughing and smiling, shouting and crying whilst reading the same page. It is all so beautifully written'
'An utterly delightful family drama that will capture the hearts of even the toughest readers! Loved this wonderful story'
'This is the perfect book!'
'An absorbing, page-turning novel... about motherhood, love and all that life throws at us. A recommended read'
'The characters are extremely likeable and relatable and I couldn't put it down. The story has humour throughout whilst covering real issues from the aspect of each character'
'Absolutely fantastic read that I couldn't put down and have been thinking about since it finished'
'This was such a great read! I loved the perspective of the three different women and sharing their advice'
'This was a brilliant generational story about relationships and parenthood . . . entertaining and uplifting'
'Lovely story set around 3 generations of women. Discovering secrets, reliving past decisions and reaching conclusions'
'What a beautiful book'
Genre: General Fiction
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