Tuesday, May 3, 2016

On Tuesday, May 03, 2016 by Vicki Lesage in , ,
The mother-daughter relationship is like no other, nearly indescribable in its depth and complexity. But at the root of it all, is love. With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's the time of year when we honor this relationship, whether our moms are living right next door or living in our hearts. Here are four of our favorite mother-daughter books that you'll want to read over and over again to celebrate this special bond.

The Charm Bracelet: A Novel
by Viola Shipman

An heirloom charm bracelet, with a story behind each charm, brings together three generations of women in this moving novel. Long ago, Lolly's mother had given her a charm for each birthday, along with a reminder to keep family memories alive. Now an older woman, Lolly, who finds herself forgetting things, wants to reconnect with Arden, her daughter, and Lauren, her granddaughter. Will Arden and Lauren's unexpected visit be the perfect opportunity? A tribute to the author's own grandmother, this touching story is sure to charm you.

We'll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir
by Jennifer Coburn

Jennifer Coburn, who feared dying young, decided to take her daughter, Katie, on a whirlwind trip through Europe. In case her worst nightmare came true, at least she and her daughter would always have these beautiful memories. But what Jennifer didn't realize is that the trip would not only result in great memories but would also help her overcome her fears… A true story that is both funny and poignant, and will delight mothers and daughters.

Dear Carolina
by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Two strong Southern women at a crossroads in life. And one baby girl. “Khaki” Mason has it all—except the second child she wants so desperately. Jodi, her husband's teenage cousin, is pregnant and alone. The two women forge a strong bond as Jodi's pregnancy progresses… and then Jodi asks Khaki for a favor that will change both of them forever. This touching novel is written to baby Carolina from the perspective of each woman. A story of love, family and motherhood that we couldn't put down!

What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most
by Elizabeth Benedict

Thirty-one pieces by contributors including Pulitzer Prize winners, bestselling authors and celebrated broadcast journalists result in a book brimming with emotion. Rita Dove writes about the nail polish that inspired her to paint her nails in the wild patterns she still wears. Lisa See's mother offered her the gift of writing. Margo Jefferson shares a story about her mother's gold dress, purchased at a fancy store once they, as black women, could finally shop there. A compilation of beautiful words, showing us that a mother's love is forever.

And remember, ebooks make a great last-minute gift, not that you forgot about Mother's Day, nudge nudge, wink wink!