Due to a family emergency I had to schedule these in advance sans my reviews, but I wanted readers to be able to view these books before Mother’s Day.
Title: Mothers & Daughters
Author: Rae Meadows
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: March 29, 2011
A rich and luminous novel about three generations of women in one family: the love they share, the dreams they refuse to surrender, and the secrets they hold
Samantha is lost in the joys of new motherhood—the softness of her eight-month-old daughter’s skin, the lovely weight of her child in her arms—but in trading her artistic dreams to care for her child, Sam worries she’s lost something of herself. And she is still mourning another loss: her mother, Iris, died just one year ago.
When a box of Iris’s belongings arrives on Sam’s doorstep, she discovers links to pieces of her family history but is puzzled by much of the information the box contains. She learns that her grandmother Violet left New York City as an eleven-year-old girl, traveling by herself to the Midwest in search of a better life. But what was Violet’s real reason for leaving? And how could she have made that trip alone at such a tender age?
In confronting secrets from her family’s past, Sam comes to terms with deep secrets from her own. Moving back and forth in time between the stories of Sam, Violet, and Iris, Mothers and Daughters is the spellbinding tale of three remarkable women connected across a century by the complex wonder of motherhood.
I received a complimentary ARC of Mothers & Daughters by Rae Meadows from Henry Holt and Company to offer my honest review of the book. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned book.
Kat Martin brings readers back to the charming town of Dreyersville for another compelling story of love, loss, and hope in second chance. Years after leaving Dreyersville “for good” with her boyfriend right after high school, Marilys Hanson returns to her hometown at the behest of her daughter, Katie, a brain-cancer survivor, who’s never met her grandmother, Marilys’s mother, Winnie. Now divorced from her husband, Marilys has a past she wishes she didn’t have to face there. Living next door to Winnie is the handsome young sheriff (and widower), Reed Bennett, and his son, Ham. Ham and Katie become fast friends, and when their parents finally meet, they hit it off quickly as well. But Marilys is insistent that her time in Dreyersville be limited. She’s accepted a teaching position back home, and while she’s willing to spend some of her summer putting up with her mother, she’s intent on heading back and making good on her commitment. But will Marilys finally come to realize that her true destiny and, ultimately, her happiness, lie in coming to terms with her past?
To learn more about author Kat Martin and her books, please visit her website.
I received a complimentary copy of A Song For My Mother by Kat Martin from Vanguard Press to offer my honest review of the book. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned book.