Just Like Mother by Anne Heltzel
Have you ever gotten so excited by a book cover that you couldn’t wait to read it?
This cover is chef’s kiss! It is so freaking creepy I could barely contain myself! Add the fact that I have over 70 porcelain dolls in my bedroom, this book was a beautiful combination for everything I love.
This book follows two cousins who are separated when they are younger and through a DNA test website are brought back into each other’s lives after over 20 years. What follows is some pretty creepy stuff.
This book gives you small glimpses into the cousin’s past to show you basically why they are the way they are in the present. I felt the main character Maeve was so strong! I loved when she talked about why she didn’t want to have children and embraced the fact that all women do not have to give birth to be valuable, or an asset to society. I think people are allowed to go on their own adventures. Maeve was only a child when she stood up to the “Mothers” who were basically in a cult-like entity where birthing more girls was their mission in life. So yea even with all her “issues” she kept that stuff together and knew what she wanted out of life. She is my favorite kind of protagonist. The way the story ended was nice and not what I was expecting. I really felt it was wrapped up with a creepy little bow at the end.
I have read many books lately where by the time I get to about 75% I have figured out what the end is, this book wasn’t like that and I was thrilled. I loved this is a 5 STARS read all the way. I look forward to more reads by this author for sure.
If you would like to buy a copy of Just Like Mother by Anne Heltzel, please click the link below.