Mother’s Day is one week from today. Every Mom would love a good book- a great, inexpensive gift that gives a Mom what she needs- some Me Time! (And take it from a Mom- we need Me Time!) For Live a Little Monday, honor the woman who brought you into this world!
I polled some of my favorite publishers to see what books they recommended as Mother’s Day Gifts. Here you go:
This is hilarious so the book is a must-buy! M.O.M -Mom Operating Manual by Doreen Cronin. Here’s the book trailer- if you watch it, you will buy this book for yourself and for your Mom!
For Moms who love great fiction:
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris. My review is here. A must-read!
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. I loved her last book, People of the Book, and need to read Caleb’s Crossing.
Deadline by Fern Michaels A guaranteed hit! I don’t think any author can weave a story with a zillion characters like Fern Michaels.
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. My review is here. Fabulous historical fiction.
Grace by T. Greenwood. One of the Great Thoughts’ reviewers is in the middle of this book and loves it!
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda- One of my favorite books of 2010 and a GR8books Book Club pick !
Then Came You by the uber perfect writer, Jennifer Weiner. My review is here. Weiner’s books are quite simply, the best. Every Mom would love this book! I can’t wait for her new book The Next Best Thing that comes out in July.
This Burns My Heart by Samuel Park. My review is here. Wonderful book!
For Moms who love book series’ or a collection:
The entire Chet & Bernie Mystery Series by Spencer Quinn for moms who also love dogs.
Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke. A Hannah Swensen Mystery.
The Last Boyfriend by the powerhouse Nora Roberts. The second book of The Inn BoonsBoro trilogy
Ties That Bind by Marie Bostwick, the fifth Cobbled Court Quilt novel.
Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman. A collection of stories.
For the Mom Who Loves to Cook and Entertain:
Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn’t Cook From Scratch– Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods by Jennifer Reese.
Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season by Patricia Wells
You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On! by Cheryl Najafi
For Moms Who Love a True Life Story:
Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy by Stephanie Nielson
Truth & Beauty, a Friendship by Ann Patchett
I hope this list helps you score big points on Mother’s Day!
Special thanks to my friends at William Morrow, Simon and Schuster, Kensington Books, Hyperion Voice, engelman and Co., Penguin Group, St. Martins Press for contributing Mother’s Day ideas for this post. All opinions are my own.
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