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Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should Read

There are countless Mother Daughter courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters: Revised and Expanded Edition (2010)

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should ReadFrom the much beloved Cokie Roberts comes a revised and expanded tenth-anniversary paperback edition of the #1 New York Times Bestseller We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters—with new profiles.In this revised and expanded tenth-anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller, renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts once again examines the nature of women’s roles through the revealing lens of her personal experience. From mother to mechanic, sister to soldier, Roberts reveals how much progress has been made and how much further we have to go. A…
Author(s): Cokie Roberts

2. Daughter Detox: Recovering from An Unloving Mother and Reclaiming Your Life (2017)

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should ReadA self-help book based in science, the result of more than a decade of research, Daughter Detox offers the daughters of unloving mothers vital information, guidance, and real strategies for healing from childhood experiences, and building genuine self-esteem. Writer Peg Streep lays out seven distinct but interconnected stages on the path to reclaim your life from the effects of a toxic childhood: DISCOVERY, DISCERNMENT, DISTNGUISH, DISARM, RECLAIM, REDIRECT, and RECOVER. Each step is clearly explained, and richly detailed with the stories of other women, approaches drawn from…
Author(s): Peg Streep

3. Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters: A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration (2018)

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should ReadThe best news on the planet is that your mother doesn’t have to change in order for you to be happy. In fact, author Karen C.L. Anderson will take it a step further and say, your mother doesn’t have to change in order for you to be free, peaceful, contented, and joyful. You can emotionally separate without guilt: Inspired by her own journey, Anderson’s Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters: A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration shows women how to emotionally separate from their mothers without guilt and anxiety so they can finally create a life based on their own values, desires, needs, and…
Author(s): Karen C.L. Anderson, Katherine Woodward Thomas

4. The Final Mother-Daughter Book Club Collection: The Mother-Daughter Book Club; Much Ado About Anne; Dear Pen Pal; Pies & Prejudice; Home for the Holidays; Wish You Were Eyre; Mother-Daughter Book Camp (2017)

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should ReadGet to know the girls of the Mother-Daughter Book Club with a paperback boxed set that contains all seven books from the series!It all started with a book club. Five very different girls become a most unlikely group of friends as they read the classics—Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Daddy-Long-Legs, Pride and Prejudice, Betsy-Tacy, and Jane Eyre—and embrace the fabulousness of fiction, family, and friendship. Join the club as they navigate middle school drama and have all sorts of adventures in these seven hilarious, heartwarming stories!…
Author(s): Heather Vogel Frederick

5. Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers (2009)

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should ReadThe first book for daughters who have suffered the abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? provides the expert assistance you need in order to overcome this debilitating history and reclaim your life. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a therapist specializing in women’s health and hundreds of interviews with suffering daughters, Dr. Karyl McBride helps you recognize the widespread effects of this emotional abuse and create an individualized program for self-protection, resolution, and complete recovery. Narcissistic mothers teach their daughters that love is not unconditional, that…
Author(s): McBride Ph.D., Dr. Karyl

6. Love, Mom and Me: A Mother and Daughter Keepsake Journal (2019)

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should ReadA one-of-a-kind journal for the mother & daughter who crave a rule-free, creative way to connect with each other. This engaging prompt journal is the perfect tool to build mother-daughter relationships. Kids can record memories, swap stories, compare perspectives, and explore common and unique interests with their moms! Interactive lists and letters back and forth invite both mom and daughter to reflect, write, and doodle about topics timely to their lives as kids, build self-confidence, and improve their penmanship. #6,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #29 in Children’s Handwriting Books #6 in Children’s Journal…
Author(s): Katie Clemons

7. The One Year Mother-Daughter Devo (2010)

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should ReadThe One Year Mother-Daughter Devo is designed to be used by a mother and her tween daughter; both can read and understand the same devotion and share in the “girl gab” section to discuss their understanding of Scripture and their relationship with God. The devotion will strengthen mother-daughter relationships as well as their relationships with God. Topics for the devotions are centered around issues that best-selling author Dannah Gresh is known for addressing through her books and mother-daughter conferences. Topics include modesty,…
Author(s): Dannah Gresh, Janet Mylin

8. One Heart: A book for mothers and daughters of all ages (2018)

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should ReadThe minute our children are born they steal our hearts forever. A book about the unique bond between mothers and daughters. The idea for this book came from a letter I wrote to my daughter when she was only two years old. As the relationship between a mother and a daughter often goes through hell and high water at around about the time of adolescence, I wanted her to remember that, no matter what, I would always be there beside her, her guardian angel, her greatest supporter.“One Heart” is dedicated to the long sequence of women who alternate in the role of mother and daughter. It is a book about everything we would like to say…
Author(s): Marina Gioti, Mika Provata-Carlone

9. Mothers Who Can’t Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters (2014)

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should ReadWith Mothers Who Can’t Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters, Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of the smash #1 bestseller Toxic Parents, offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters—and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy.In more than 35 years as a therapist, Forward has worked with large numbers of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to years of criticism, competition, role-reversal, smothering control, emotional…
Author(s): Susan Forward, Donna Frazier Glynn

10. Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are (2017)

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should ReadWhen women are told that what is important about us is how we look, it becomes increasingly difficult for us to feel comfortable with our appearance and how we feel about our bodies. We are told, over and over—if we just lost weight, fit into those old jeans, or into a new smaller pair—we will be happier and feel better about ourselves. The truth is, so many women despise their appearance, weight, and shape, that experts who study women’s body image now consider this feeling to be normal.  But it does not have to be that way. It is possible for us…
Author(s): Hillary L. McBride, Durvasula Ph.D, Ramani S.

11. Moon Mother, Moon Daughter (2012)

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should ReadHow would it be different if mothers looked forward to their daughters’ first steps into womanhood with the same anticipation and excitement as they had for her very first steps toward walking? What if there was a whole community of women waiting to receive her into womanhood? What if there was a way for mothers and daughters to walk together? With the moon as a guide and a symbol, Moon Mother, Moon Daughter introduces a whole new approach to the coming of age years, a time to strengthen the mother-daughter connection with the support of community, and celebrate female gifts and wisdom. Moon Mother, Moon Daughter is a practical…
Author(s): Janet Lucy, Terri Allison

Best Mother Daughter Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some mother daughter books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away

Author(s): June Cross
Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: Apr 24, 2007, Size: 608 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2404092

Education, Work and Catholic Life: Stories of Three Generations of Australian Mothers and Daughters

Author(s): Anne Keary
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2020, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2411617

Stories We Live and Grow By: (Re)Telling Our Experiences as Muslim Mothers and Daughters

Author(s): Muna Saleh
Publisher: Demeter Press, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2345688

Trapped: A Mother’s Quest to Reclaim Her Daughters

Author(s): Alexandra Karb
Publisher: Miroland, Year: 2019, Size: 766 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2349643

Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters: A Guide For Separation, Inspiration & Liberation

Author(s): Karen C.L. Anderson, Katherine Woodward Thomas
Publisher: Mango, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2197018

Translating the Female Self across Cultures: Mothers and daughters in autobiographical narratives

Author(s): Eliana Maestri
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2217051

About My Mother: True Stores of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother: A Memoir

Author(s): Peggy Rowe, Mike Rowe
Publisher: Forefront Books, Year: 2018, Size: 27 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2285725

Namaste the Hard Way: A Daughter’s Journey to Find Her Mother on the Yoga Mat

Author(s): Sasha Brown-Worsham
Publisher: Health Communications Inc, Year: 2018, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2386566

Come back : a mother and daughter's journey through hell and back

Author(s): Claire; Fontaine, Mia
Publisher: HarperCollins;William Morrow, Year: 2016, Size: 797 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2071452

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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