Sunday, May 8, 2011


Free Orkut Facebook and My Space Mothers Day Graphics Glitters

This is the day for all the beautiful, wonderful mothers
out there -- including mine!!
You all give so much of yourselves,
and leave such an indelible imprint on our hearts and lives!

May God bless you all!!!!!

This is your day! 
May it be as joyful as you deserve it to be!!!

Of course I'd like to recommend a very special book
for this very special day.
Each holiday celebration should always
be accompanied by at least one book recommendation,
and this one is no exception!

This is a collection of romantic tales that celebrate motherhood!
I haven't read it, but, in searching the Internet
for a book suitable for the occasion,
found this one on Goodreads,
and thought it was perfect!
The stories seem very heartwarming,
and the cover is lovely.
So naturally I am also recommending it to myself!

Here is the Goodreads synopsis:

"The Way Home", by Linda Howard
For Anna Sharp, the choice was clear. Saxon Malone might not want their baby, but she did --- even if that meant giving up the man she loved. But maybe, if she could show him the value of his past, he might be willing to share the future --- as a family.

"Backward Glance", by Robyn Carr 
News of her "ailing" mother sent Leigh Brackon and her twin toddlers rushing home. But once there, she found her spry mom sipping medicinal wine and old flame John McElroy knee-deep in landscaping the backyard! Coincidence? Leigh suspected maternal meddling --- and feared the truth John might discover in her sons' eyes . . .

"So this is love" by Cheryl Reavis
Little Huong Brenner knew all about the customs of her adopted country. On Groundhog Day you searched for a groundhog, so on Mother's Day . . . But to betroth her reticent father Jacob to attractive Jessica Markham, Huong had to rally her baffled new brother, invoke her Asian ancestors --- in short, manufacture magic . . . and mayhem!

If you're interested in purchasing this book,
you can check it out HERE.



  1. +JMJ+

    Ooooh! There's a "Secret Baby" Romance in there. ;-) Lots of Romance readers hate it, but I find I don't mind it. The only problem is that it usually crops up in Category Romance (which I don't read because it all seems set in Australia and New Zealand these days, and I simply can't suspend disbelief when I've lived there and found it the most unromantic place in the world, ahem!), and the current mainstream Romance trends mean that we won't be seeing it there for a long, long time.

    Secondly, I've actually had mothers in Romance on my mind recently. I was trying to write a list for a post and started going through my personal collection . . . only to see that Romance leads are more likely to be motherless or orphaned (or even putting up with terrible parents) than from loving, intact families!

  2. I know that the "secret baby" stories are a little overdone. Lol. But for some reason, they always hook me in...and I find myself feeling SOOO happy when Daddy realizes the baby is (or babies are) his that I start blubbering like an idiot.... I just think these stories are very touching!

    Anyway....mothers and romance are a natural, winning combination! Hope you're able to find some romances about families that are not dysfunctional.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting!! :)

  3. +JMJ+

    Well, the most notable exception to the dead/bad mothers convention is Julia Quinn's entire series on the Bridgerton family. (The first book is The Duke and I and it's always pink!) Violet Bridgerton has eight children to be married off and she plays a great supporting role in each book. She is a widow when the first book opens, so her husband doesn't get to be very fatherly with the children in turn . . . but his spirit is in some of the books as well. If you like big families in Romance, these books are worth a try! =)

  4. Hmmm....I haven't heard of this series, but it certainly sounds good! Thanks for the recommendation, as well as for visiting and commenting again! You've made my day!! (And believe me, it's a dull, dreary one here at the


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