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Critical Praise

Noble hits her stride in her tearjerker fourth novel. Before Barbara Forbes, a mother of four, succumbs to terminal cancer, she leaves words of wisdom for her four daughters in the form of letters to each of them… Though Barbara's life-is-short aphorisms are nothing new, her sharp wit and distinctive voice is a nice complement to the four nuanced stories of coping with death.

Publishers Weekly

A beyond-the-grave, mother/daughter heartstring-tugger, from the shrewd British novelist…[THINGS I WANT MY DAUGHTERS TO KNOW] is an unashamed tear-jerker…

Kirkus Reviews