The Mother-in-Law: A Novel
By: Sally Hepworth
Rating: 4 of 5
When I first started this book, I thought it was going to be a suspenseful mystery. While there are elements of both, the novel is really more of a fictional literature style book. It explores the relationship between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law.
The story is told from both points of view and is set both in the past and in the present with a small peak into the future at the end.
Lucy lost her mother when she was young and is thrilled at the prospect of having a mother-in-law to love and admire. Diana is definitely an admirable woman; however, she is not a person who it is easy to relate to – that is, unless you happen to be a recipient of her charity for unwed mothers.