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Mother's Day must-reads

Lisa Steinke, with Liz Fenton, is the co-author of the debut chick lit novel l'll Have Who She's Having and the popular Chick Lit blog chicklitisnotdead.com.

A round-up of books moms will love

Mother's Day is just around the corner and what better gift for Mom than a book? We rounded up three books that she will love!

What a Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr What a Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr

A fast-paced thriller for the mom who likes to read on the edge of her seat, this novel asks: How far will a mother go to find her child?

Michelle Mason is being held responsible for a car crash that killed a young man in her car. But she can't remember the crash. All she knows for sure is that she's being held responsible, and that her daughter is missing.

So Michelle begins to search for answers, despite the fact that her marriage is on the rocks, a lawsuit is being threatened, and flashbacks are taking her over.

Her daughter is the one person who might know what really happened that day, but the deeper Michelle digs, the more she questions the innocence of those closest to her, even herself. As her search hurtles toward a shattering revelation, Michelle must face the biggest challenge of her life.

The story of the strong and unwavering bond between a mother and her child, What a Mother Knows is the perfect novel to give to mom.

The Week Before the Wedding by Beth Kendrick The Week Before the Wedding by Beth Kendrick

Mom will love this engrossing novel about true love.

Emily McKellips wants a drama-free life more than anything — especially after a very complicated childhood. She wants it all, including the white picket fence. And all of her dreams are about to come true. She has the job, the house and is about to marry the man any woman would want.

But as the wedding guests begin to arrive, one uninvited guest also shows up — Emily's first husband, Ryan, the one she married on an impulse only to very quickly realize that their chemistry wouldn't be enough to make them last. But years later, Ryan is no longer the man she left. He's a film producer and even has a cute dog!

As the bridesmaids revolt and the mothers of the bride and groom do battle, Emily is surprised to discover new sides of both her ex and her fiancé. She thought she had life and love all figured out, but the next seven days might change her mind — and her heart.

The Lake House by Marci Nault The Lake House by Marci Nault

The story of the difficult journey from heartbreak to healing and lifetime friendships, Mom won't be able to put this book down.

Fifty years ago, a group of friends made a pact: They'd never leave their lakeside town. But for Victoria Rose, the call of Hollywood was too strong to ignore, so she broke the pledge. Now she has come back, wanting to make peace and trying to reconnect with her former friends who have shut her out. Haunted by the past, she longs to make amends with her childhood sweetheart. But can he forgive and forget?

After years as a globe-trotting columnist, Heather's left her controlling fiancé and their glamorous city life to build one on her own terms. Lulled by a Victorian house and a gorgeous locale, she’s determined to make the little community her home. But the residents, fearful of change and outsiders, will stop at nothing to sabotage her dreams of lakeside tranquility.

Victoria and Heather become unlikely friends, their mutual struggle to find acceptance—with their neighbors and in their own hearts — explores the chance events that shape a community and offer the opportunity to start again.

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