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Books Mom Will Love 2013

Mother's Day

Books Mom Will Love 2013

Mother's Day is a time to recognize the woman who raised and nurtured us. Why not brighten her special day with some great books? May 12th is just around the corner, so we encourage you to peruse our recommended titles below. With books that are moving, uplifting, humorous and informative, look no further than for the perfect gift for Mom.


Congratulations to the winners of our Eighth Annual Mother's Day Contest! Thanks for letting us know the favorite book that your mom read to you.

  • Ann from Tarboro, NC was read CINDERELLA
  • Donna from Marlboro, NJ was read THE SECRET GARDEN
  • Gisele from Pierre Part, LA was read GO, DOG. GO!
  • Raina from Gardner, MA was read WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
  • Yvette from Hanover, MD was read THE GIVING TREE
And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry - Fiction

Katie Vaughan has a secret, something tucked away in her past. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend, Rowan, whom she wants to love with all her heart. But when she discovers a small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics. For the first time in her life, Katie knows that she won't fully love Rowan until she confronts the demons from her past, and it's time for her to act.

Between Heaven and Texas by Marie Bostwick - Fiction


In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick takes readers into the heart of a small Texas town for one woman’s journey of piecing together a life like a colorful quilt.

The Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels - Woman's Fiction


Fern Michaels explores the enduring bonds of family as one man loses everything--only to find the freedom to create a bold new life. . .

Gold by Chris Cleave - Fiction


Kate and Zoe met at 19 when they both made the cut for the national training program in track cycling. They are built to exploit the barest physical and psychological edge over equally skilled rivals. Now at 32, the women are facing their last and biggest race: the 2012 Olympics. Each wants desperately to win gold, and each has more than a medal to lose.

Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World Mia Fontaine and Claire Fontaine - Family & Relationships


Claire and Mia, a mother-daughter duo each face a defining moment in their lives, and are determined to transform themselves and their relationship. Claire wants to shed her identity as her daughter’s savior and Mia needs to get over her role as recovery’s poster child and learn how to navigate the world. To accomplish these goals, the two embark on a sixteen-city twelve country tour that will include mishaps, mayhem, laughter, and unexpected joys.

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir of a Woman's Life by Anna Quindlen - Memoir


In her new memoir, the New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead --- and celebrating it all --- as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more.

The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo - Fiction


Meet the Keller family, five generations of firstborn women --- a line of daughters unbroken --- living together in the same house on a secluded olive grove in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California. Told from varying viewpoints, Courtney Miller Santo’s debut novel captures the joys and sorrows of family --- the love, secrets, disappointments, jealousies and forgiveness that tie generations to one other.

Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber - Romance

Libby Morgan, who gave up everything for her legal career, has been laid off. With no prospects of a new job, she volunteers at a hospital, where she meets a handsome doctor who is a bit of a workaholic himself. At the yarn store on Blossom Street, Libby rediscovers the art of knitting. But just when everything is coming together, Libby is offered her old job back, forcing her to choose between what she thought she always wanted and what she knows matters most.

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella - Humor/Romance


Lottie is 33 and sick of long-term boyfriends who don't want to commit to marriage. When her old boyfriend Ben reappears after 15 years and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at 30, she jumps at the chance. But not everyone is thrilled with their rushed marriage, and family and friends are determined to intervene. Will Lottie and Ben have a wedding night to remember or one to forget?