15 Kindle Books To Give Mom For Mother's Day. . . Or Any Day!
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING | DELIA OWENS
Prepare yourself. You are about to read a book that will be moving in and setting up residence deep within your soul… Forever.
All of my schedules had to be put aside, as I could not put this book down. I was so engaged that I had to keep covering the page with my hand… I could not trust myself not to peek ahead.
And, I did not want to rob myself of a single discovery as the author masterfully led me thru this amazing story.
Delia Owens… More, please!
And, Kya… You are my everybody.
THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS | LAURIE FRANKEL
Imagine putting all the things in your life that “you know to be true” in a bag.
Toss that bag around until you hear those things inside break into small pieces.
Then, empty the bag onto a table… And, start to put the pieces back together in whatever way the pieces can now fit together.
This could be true for this story. Or each of the characters. Or even the writing style of this beautiful book.
When I am reading a book, I always place tags on each page I want to go back to later. However, after I finished this book, I had tagged almost every page!
Just when you think your heart could not stretch any further, your heart will break into small pieces and fit back together in a whole new way…
When it comes to family, isn’t that the way it always is?
WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE | MARIA SEMPLE
The mother-daughter relationship in this book stretches to the end of the earth.
And I'm not kidding!
When is the last time you read a book set in Antarctica?
I was laughing out loud in restaurants all over NYC reading this book. And I mean full-out belly laughs…
BONUS: Movie starring Cate Blanchett coming out in August 2019!
THE MASTERPIECE | FIONA DAVIS
Grand Central Terminal. The landmark building at the center of a story focused on beating the odds.
Add in a former art school in the hidden top floors of the building (I had no idea!).
An artist who knows exactly who she is… But fighting to gain her footing in a challenging profession and time when the rules were made by men.
A newly divorced mother and her college-age daughter who have no idea who they are… But stepping into a new chapter of self-reliance while navigating both the financial and emotional issues of moving forward together.
And… Jackie O.
Need I say more?
It is a winner. And, as you turn the last page, I am certain you will be inspired to never give up. Never.
THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS | ELIZABETH GILBERT
Fearless, vulnerable. Intelligent, naive. Cultured, primitive. Boundless, miniscule.
These are all words that describe Alma Whittaker. An extraordinary heroine.
You are about to go on an amazing journey. Who ever thought the world of mosses would leave you breathless?
When I finished this book, I literally applauded… Then, I read it again.
I just could not say goodbye.
THE SNOW CHILD | EOWYN IVEY
Magical and completely unreal. But you don't care. You just want it to be true.
And best wedding dress ever…
NIGHT OF MIRACLES | ELIZABETH BERG
There is… Food. I did not eat a bite while reading this book, but I think I still gained 10 pounds from reading about all the amazing cakes, cookies and loads of yummy-ness!
There are… New beginnings. In all shapes and forms.
And there are… Ever-present memories of those who are no longer with us. Bringing us to the deepest parts of our hearts to make peace with who we are and who we want to be.
And, as a bonus… No, I won’t tell you! I love you too much to spoil any of the surprises that await you…
What I will say is this is a book filled with laughter, a few tears, many cakes… And, above all else, the hope born from simple acts of kindness.
It is my hope that my gratitude for finding this book will inspire you as well. Keep the chain going! I am pretty sure you will be grateful you did.
RISE AND SHINE, BENEDICT STONE | PHAEDRA PATRICK
What girl doesn't want to be a complete tornado in someone else's life?
Dive in and start taking notes from a master force of nature…
THE AVIATOR'S WIFE | MELANIE BENJAMIN
Anne Morrow Lindbergh is a total warrior!
You will be equally amazed, inspired and frustrated that you are only hearing about this story now…
CLARA AND MR. TIFFANY | SUSAN VREELAND
This story takes "standing in your light" to a whole new level.
Let's raise a glass to Clara Driscoll and her mighty team of ladies. Bending the rules of working with glass…
And bending the rules of women working at all…
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS | M.L. STEDMAN
Great title. Great characters. Great setting. Great story.
You may think you know what love is. Think again.
I could hardly breathe reading this book… Stunning…
A TALE OF TWO CITIES | CHARLES DICKENS
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times… And, raising me, I know my Mom felt both ways LOTS of times!
As for the story… The last few pages completely slay me.
When I read this for the first time, I was sobbing, sobbing, sobbing.
My phone rings. More sobbing, sobbing, sobbing.
Caller: "Are you O.K.? What happened?"
Me: "The little seamstress. She… She… I'm sorry. I'll have to talk to you later."
Click… Sobbing, sobbing, sobbing.
Just have the tissues ready…
OLIVE KITTERIDGE | ELIZABETH STROUT
Fear makes us say really bad things sometimes.
We just don't know everything about anyone.
Read the book. Then, watch Frances McDormand serve it up on screen.
Bonus… Bill Murray. The two of them together… Heaven.
THE DANCE OF THE DISSIDENT DAUGHTER | SUE MONK KIDD
Ever hear of a little multi-million copies sold book named The Secret Life of Bees?
Well, this is the Home Depot that Sue Monk Kidd gathered all her building materials from to build that beehive.
Refresh your memory on The Secret Life of Bees… Then, take this journey.
It is a treasure map…
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