"Her Mother's Daughter ... is not only a beautiful rendering of an "ordinary" life, it is also a significant social history of wartime Europe and post-war Australia, when a woman such as Nina was happier, and safer, in a bomb-ravaged village in the Middle East than a middle class marriage in suburban Sydney."
- Mandy Sayer, The Weekend Australian, August 2018
"This memoir... is an important addition to the history of Australian social life, and a vivid insight into how individual people can be controlled by repressive social attitudes. Wheatley reminds us of the difference between how family life is supposed to be, and how it is actually experienced. "
- Susan Lever, Inside Story, July 2018