Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Mother’s Day always seems to sneak up on me. So, here’s a reminder, Mother’s Day is May 11th – don’t forget! Jump on Amazon and order your mom a book she will totally appreciate. Or you could ignore me and rush to the drug store on May 11th to try to find one of the few remaining cards and a wilted bouquet of flowers. Hint: she knows you forgot about her until the last minute – she still loves you, but she knows. Check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the perfect book for the mother in your life.
Author Deborah C. McNamara saw a need for fellow mothers writing about the deep inner processes at work during the transition into motherhood. “I wanted raw and unfiltered accounts of the difficult spaces we can enter into when pushed to our limits. How do other mothers cope with being up six times a night? With difficult emotions while parenting? With the loss of autonomy, the changes in body and moods, and the seemingly ceaseless demands for time and attention? And, perhaps most importantly, what were the lessons mothers were learning? How did motherhood spark growth and transformation?”
The Invitation of Motherhood: Uncovering the Spiritual Lessons of Parenting contains Deborah’s reflections of the journey of motherhood. She writes an honest portrayal of the daily responsibilities and challenges of motherhood. The spiritual journey and lessons learned are relatable for all mothers and the perfect gift for a new mother, or mother-to-be.
Pre-order a copy of A Promise in Autumn – launching May 7th, just in time for Mother’s Day. This is a love story with an intriguing mystery. Set in early the 1900’s, the story depicts not only the challenges and bliss of finding true love but also explores one of the most interesting times in our recent history. Moms that have a soft spot for romance novels and an appreciation for history won’t be able to stop reading A Promise in Autumn.
Is your mom a fan of theater, film and all things Hollywood? The Lonely Hearts Bar, by Russian author Konni Granma, follows a young woman as she finds her way through film school. Pick up a copy for her, and for yourself! That way you can talk about all the little hidden gems this book has to offer.
A mom who believes America welcomes immigrants with open arms will appreciate this memoir, Unique in America. It’s the story of a woman who fought through the red tape of the immigration system so she could provide a better life for her two daughters. All mothers can relate to Yanique and her drive to learn from the mistakes of her own upbringing to give her children the best.
Debra Tash, Author of Last Call, is an advocate for women. She lectures for women’s organizations such as The American Association of University Women, and the Southern California Federation Women’s club. Her novels focus on positive morals, and Last Call is no different. This dystopian novel is the story of a woman who can no longer stand by as the town she once loved is gutted and destroyed. She stands up to a totalitarian American dictatorship and leads a revolution. If your mom is a fierce defender of what is right and sticks to her guns, she’ll really get into reading Last Call.
Janie finds herself widowed and navigating a new life filled with anxieties, OCD and depression. She has seen her fair share of therapists throughout her life. So many, she doesn’t even refer to them by name, but by number. Some have helped her, some have not. But she has learned from all of them. We’re along for the ride as Janie recounts her six past therapists with wit and humor. We witness as Janie tries to put her life back together in this hilarious romantic comedy. Your mom will get a kick out of Next Therapist Please.
Available Soon, Growing Up Hollywood is a collection of short stories that offers a picture of what it was like to grow up in legendary make-believe Hollywood. As their mother and father edge toward divorce, two young sisters try to make sense of their lives amid their domestic chaos. From the outside on their unfriendly, dead end street, the picture may look perfect. But pictures are often deceiving. This book is addicting – your mom will be hooked!
Launching May 1st – Give your mom a friend and ally if she’s going through a divorce. Susan’s wisdom and humor, forces that enabled her to climb out of her own longstanding contentious divorce, shine throughout each chapter of this must-read book for every divorcee out there, turning –The Divorce Recovery Ladder: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Successfully Climb Out of Your Divorce – into a helpful and enjoyable reading.
If your mom is a little off-beat, she might really dig, The Engine Woman’s Light. She’ll discover Juanita’s world–an alternate nineteenth-century California–where spirits meet steampunk, where both love and anger emanate from beyond the grave.
Launching May 31st – If your mother loves to read series, look no further than Matt Miller in the Colonies series. In book one, 21st century Matt Miller finds himself mysteriously transported to Colonial America. He faces the challenge to adapt, prosper, and to win the hand of a beautiful Virginia farm girl. Virginian is book 3 of the series, give her all 3 books for a gift that keeps on giving!
This novel has it all, Wild West, ghosts, aliens, demons, and more. Your mom will love this compilation of seventeen stories that breathe new life into the dusty old west. Stories by many notable authors such as Larry Correia, Jim Butcher and Naomi Brett Rourke.
This self-help book comes from the celebrity doctor, Dr. Ken Best. He’s been long sought after by the entertainment industry and greater Los Angeles community for his holistic approach to diagnosing and treating chronic ailments. Learn more about Dr. Best and stay up to date on his work.