“I’m thinking about tacos, guacamole, and a margarita… then a hot bath and a c…

“I’m thinking about tacos, guacamole, and a margarita… then a hot bath and a couple of Tylenol, not necessarily in that order.” 💙

This book is about 3 women- Elise, Carmen and Dee Dee, who come together after a yoga class and find out they have something in common – their mothers’ deaths. This fact quickly brings these women together as they navigate finding out who their mothers were as women, not just as mothers. There are secrets and there are revelations and through it all, these women are there for each other and help each other through the hard task of going through their mothers’ things. As someone who lost their mother, this book definitely brought tears to my eyes at times. So often, we forget that our mothers were once girls, teens and women before they were mothers and had a whole slew of life experiences before children entered the picture. I know that how my own kids see and experience me is just one small portion of my identity. Hopefully I will have time to share more of my history and life with them as they grow older. This book kind of reminded me of Joy Luck Club exactly for that reason – showing mothers as women with deep, and sometimes dark, pasts. I inhaled this in one day and was totally immersed in the story.

Thank you to bibliofinder and amistadbooks for an ARC of this book.



6 thoughts on ““I’m thinking about tacos, guacamole, and a margarita… then a hot bath and a c…”

  1. What a beautiful review, thank you for sharing some of yourself Caroline. It’s true, I think women are sometimes just seen in whatever role they play in someone’s life but we’re way more complex. Cheers, I hope you enjoyed that margarita as well.

  2. Your drink looks so refreshing! This books sounds wonderful! Adding to the list. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Wow, sounds really good! I’m adding it to my list and it’s probably not one I would have picked up otherwise.

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