If your mom loved watching the mother/daughter dynamic of Lorelei and Rory in Gilmore Girls, she'll love Kelly Corrigan's unique storytelling in her new memoir, Glitter and Glue. It examines the sometimes nourishing — and sometimes exasperating — relationship between mothers and daughters. After telling an all-too-familiar tale of her relationship with her mother in high school, Kelly is determined after college to travel to Australia and "Become Interesting." When she blows through all her savings faster than she thought and ends up securing a job as a nanny for a recently widowed father of two, Kelly starts reflecting on her relationship with her own mother.
Moms who like New Girl's modern look at friendship and relationships will appreciate Summer Benson's love strategy. Don't stay with one man for an extended time and always move from place to place — these are the two rules Summer lives by in Beth Kendrick's Cure for the Common Breakup. However, she is about to break one of those rules by accepting a marriage proposal when tragedy strikes. Summer moves back to Black Dog Bay. After traveling her whole life, Summer finally feels like she's found a home, but there are obstacles to overcome if wants to stay.
Moms who still wish Tami Taylor was their BFF will fall in love with Shea and her story. In Emily Giffin's The One and Only, Shea Rigsby is 33 years old and has never left her small, football-loving hometown of Walker, Texas. She went to college in Walker and is now working in Walker. Shea's comfortable life takes an unexpected turn when tragedy strikes the small town, leaving her questioning if her chosen life is really enough. Shea departs the safety of her little town and discovers the deepest truths of others, as well as herself.
Moms who love following Zoe Hart's journey of self-discovery in Hart of Dixie will love Michelle Gable's A Paris Apartment. April Vogt, Sotheby's continental furniture specialist, jumps on the opportunity to go to Paris and go through an old apartment. Once in the apartment, April discovers letter and journals written by Marthe de Florian, a renowned courtesan. April decides to abandon her quest to find furniture for auction in exchange for the chance to find more about the charismatic woman. In the process, April discovers more about herself and the life she attempted to escape.
Reba has more in common with Grace than she may realize. In On Grace, the next chapter in Grace May's life is about to begin. She is about to turn 40 and is excited about it, has an engaging new writing job and both her boys are in school. But, everything changes when Grace loses her job and receives surprising news from her best friend and husband. Everything is now at stake: her marriage, friendship and sense of self. By her birthday, Grace will finally discover with laughter, tears and grace who and what matter most.
Moms who love the period drama of Mad Men will find 'Til the Well Runs Dry to be a great Mother's Day read. Marcia Garcia is a young seamstress and single mother of two living in a village north of Trinidad. When she meets Farouk Karam, a young police officer, the dangers and prizes in Marcia's life strengthen forever. Marcia has secrets that risk being exposed as the couple's courtship progresses. It's a story of determination and imperfection, as well as a woman's devotion to her children and love for one man.
Revenge fanatics will love the mix of mystery, family drama and, of course, the beach in Night Diver. In the hope of recovery, Kate Donnelly is forced back into her family's suffering diving and marine recovery business. Her financial expertise is the only thing that can keep the business from going under. Holden Cameron is a former British military diver assigned to investigate the suspicious Donnelly dive. When things start disappearing, Kate and Holden must join together to discover the truth, no matter what it takes.
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