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mobi ↠ Julias Daughters ☆ Paperback read ↠ ➮ [Read] ➪ Julias Daughters By Colleen Faulkner ➺ – Julia Maxton can’t imagine anything worse than losing one of her three daughters—until the day seventeen year old Haley runs a stop sign killing her younger sister Caitlin Six weeks Than defiant Haley? Can Haley ever find peace with her mother and herself again?   In Colleen Faulkner’s most thought provoking and complex novel to date an unthinkable tragedy becomes the starting place for a powerful journey toward healing and hope Honest and unforgettable Julia’s Daughters explores the surprising ways that families even the most fractured can save each other over and over aga A story of gut wrenching sorrow experienced by a family after the middle daughter dies in a car accident caused by the oldest daughter Thankfully I have never experienced anything this tragic but I think it was a very believable portrayal of grief Each person handled the loss in a different way And there was light at the end of the tunnel

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Julia Maxton can’t imagine anything worse than losing one of her three daughters until the day seventeen year old Haley runs a stop sign killing her younger sister Caitlin Six weeks after the crash the family is falling apart Julia struggles not to show hostility toward Haley but her deep rooted anger won’t go away Her husband Ben has drifted away emotionally Their youngest daughter Izzy is lost i A special thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Colleen Faulkner returns following As Close As Sisters delivering an emotional journey on the road to healing from life’s challenges with JULIA’S DAUGHTERS a family a mother attempting to pick up the pieces suffering from grief over the death of a daughter under extremely difficult circumstances The other remaining daughter happened to be the one driving the car and is lost mentally; and the third daughter is not speaking to the other plus her marriage is falling apart INTENSE As the novel opens 47 days after the tragic car accident Julia the mother is bed ridden She cannot function and all she can do is cry day and night never leaving her bed Ben her husband is back at work and taken over the duties to try and hold the family together; showing no emotion They are growing further apart by the day since he is sleeping on the sofa and they are not communicating Seventeen year old daughter Haley was driving the car which killed Caitlin Izzy the other daughter has not spoken to her older sister Haley since the accident She calls her the evil one the killer or “She Who Shall Not Be Named” She instead talks to her dead sister Haley is acting out in all kinds of ways with self mutilation drugs piercings dyed dark hair dark makeup constant trouble drug dealing and the latest now expelled from school for drugs and smoking pot at school She is miserable She has a no care attitude and everything is a joke to her She hates her life However she is hurting on the inside with guilt and expresses her anger through destructive behavior Angry and defiant After all her sister was the one everyone loved Haley feels she should have been the one to die Julia has lost one daughter and now she feels she is losing another Her entire family is falling apart She no longer has the time to grieve she has lost control of her life The only person she can talk to is her old friend Laney who lives in Maine Laney’s husband died in service; a single mom raising her boys She has her own family to take care but will drop everything to be with her constantly telling her she has to get out of bed to take care of her familyThe final blow after Haley is grounded from being expelled she once again sneaks out of the house and in a panic calls her mom to rescue her from the bad side of town in a crack house Haley is astounded at how her mom comes in and takes control in front of all these bad guysunder pressure her mom is fearless Her dad wants to send her to boarding school; however Julia will not lose another daughter Something has to be done so Julia decides it is time for a vacation to get away with her daughter Her husband thinks she has lost it; no way he can take off 2800 miles from Nevada to Maine to see her friend; cross country—a road trip? He says she is insane Resign from her job She is doing this This way they can get Haley away from the dope dealer and outside influences to keep a closer watch on her Initially she was taking only Haley with one on one time since Izzy had school Of course Haley does not want to be stuck in a car with her mom on a road trip to go cross country Since she is not eighteen her mom forces her She tells her she is going or she will have her committed the loony binthis part was funny Was this her weak mom? Haley had no clue she had in her Here Haley thought she was going off to boarding school and instead a road trip with her mom—which is worse? Izzy wants to go has a meltdown so they both go—the girls who hate one another with nowhere to run; they will either kill one another or try and work on healing and putting together their life Now this is one brave mom Of course the next morning Hayley is thinking maybe it would have been better to be committed to the nut floor After all Caitlin gives her the stares M for Murderer Faulkner writes of strong women motherdaughter relationships in dire circumstances in the face of adversity When faced with difficult situations they have the capacity to become extraordinary women As in her other books her characters tackle some pretty difficult life challenges cannot even imagine Sometimes as the novel reiterates when faced with these extreme dire circumstances we find out how strong we can be in order to repair a relationship and heal from life’s tragedy Since the book is heavy with grief sorrow and drama the author does a good job with the humor and wit to balance out the moods from six weeks to nine months after A roller coaster ride Being a mother raising five sons can relate to the whirlwind even though not under these dire circumstances boys are a lot easier than girls as well The novel also demonstrates the lack of communication which occurs in families in times of grief the tearing apart of relationships especially when there is emotional desperation as in this case with Haley Everyone reacts differently to the death of a daughter and sister Izzy chose to talk to her dead sister as a way of communicating with hatred toward her sister Haley was self destructive taking it inward Ben buried himself in work and his mother and family Julia wanted to sleep cry and disconnect until she saw she needed to be strong enough for everyone to pull her girls back before losing another oneLaney was a wonderful friend and being in this

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Julias DaughtersN the shuffle And despite Haley’s insistence that she’s fine her actions scream otherwise   Fearing that she’s about to lose a second child Julia decides to take Haley on a cross country drive Maybe somewhere between Nevada and Maine they can bridge the gulf between them But first there will be painful uestions to face is Julia a good mother? Did she secretly love responsible respectful Caitlin A solid account of an incredibly difficult topic the death of a daughtersister I liked the raw honesty throughout and the unexpected resolution at the end 3 12 stars