In a recent review for BookPage, Deborah Donovan wrote that Joanna Trollope is "known for her well-drawn characters, offering empathetic glimpses into the lives of the English middle class." Donovan was writing specifically about The Other Family, an engaging novel about what happens after a man dies and leaves behind two grieving families.
Trollope's just-announced next project, called Daughters in Law, is about a woman with three grown sons and three daughters-in-law who faces a crisis and "must come to terms with her family's shifting priorities and loyalties." Reviewer Amy Scribner has written that Trollope "reports from the front line of home and family like no one else." Daughters in Law sounds like it will show off what she does best.
The novel's out in spring 2011 from Touchstone Fireside—will you look for it? What's your favorite book by Joanna Trollope?