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If I Had a Daughter Pearls of Wisdom for Young Women


The Story Behind the Book

Zoe-Ann Bartlett doesn't have a daughter, but if she did, she would teach her the importance of moisturizing her neck. And that's just the beginning. In this beautifully illustrated, full-gift book, Bartlett—a successful entrepreneur and lifelong learner—shares dozens of the gems of wisdom she's collected. Some are humorous, and many are profound. Each has been carefully chosen to help the next generation of dynamic, confident women live well.

With thoughts on everything from love to dying, beauty to caring for pets, this is a book that readers will return to time after time. Lined pages allow plenty of space for readers to record their own lessons learned, and encourage the passage of the book from woman to woman.

If I Had a Daughter is the perfect gift for daughters, nieces, or young friends who are graduating from a season of life, leaving the nest, or would benefit from coming-of-age common wisdom.


What people are saying...

This book is inspired by one simple truth: our individual journey in this life is the sum of our choices. The offerings here are intended to help escort a positive journey . . . or at least avoid a few pitfalls.


"Wow. This BEAUTIFUL book is full of heartfelt wisdom. There were times when I was shaking my head yes, other times blotting my eyes, and other times literally laughing out loud. I recommend reading this book (and often) and sharing it with other women in your life. Zoe-Ann, thank you for sharing your wisdom, and I’ll always remember to moisturize my neck ;)"


"If I Had Daughter: Pearls of Wisdom for Young Women, a beautiful and touching reminder of the essence of the gift that is motherhood. It’s not about stuff; it's about time, listening, nurture, and unconditional love. The segment on Giving to Others as a cornerstone pearl of wisdom said it all. This is a lovely book to give to new moms or your own daughter any time of the year."


"This lovely book is a guide for conversations that deepen love and connection. It contains gentle wisdom for living a good life with room to add in stories and lessons from beloved, wise women and men. What a treasure!"