Monday, November 17, 2008

My Mother's Wish - (and my first give away!)

I just read a brand new book, My Mother's Wish, by Jerry Camery-Hoggatt.It's a short book full of humor, twists and turns, and a powerful message of love. The book explores the relationship between mother and daughter in a delightful way. Eleanor Crumb McKutcheon, she likes to be called Ellee,is a young teenager who feels that her mother just doesn't know her or love her. Read this book and find out how she and her mom get along.

Here's a summary of the story from the publisher:
A grandfather’s song turns a diner into hallowed ground, like a church. A contrary girl with a gypsy heart feels the tug of home. A mother, far away, confronts impossible expectations. And a truck driver named Jedidah keeps his foot on the gas to sweep you into an unforgettable story of belonging and grace.
Readers looking for a meaningful, powerful read on a winter’s evening or with the family will love the rich 1960s nostalgia captured in the Midwest of Jedidiah’s and Ellee’s story; the peace found when family strife boils over, and the gentle reminders of the influence and effect every life has on another.
My Mother’s Wish is an unforgettable, powerful tale that ends on a memorable Christmastime note, but will be cherished and reread year-round for its bold message of grand hopes, impossible expectations, and the gift of grace that comes in between.

I remember some rocky times when I was a teenager. I didn't think my mom understood me at all, but I always did know how much she loved me.

And so I offer a give away - please leave me a comment about the relationship you had with your mother as you were growing up or a funny story about you and your mom. I'll put the names in a hat on Thanksgiving Day and the lucky one who's name is drawn will receive a copy of this special book.

If you would like to purchase the book, go to:

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