Monday, May 10, 2010

Modern . . . Mothers

Giveaway here - Deb Raney's Almost Forever

Giveaway of A Stray Drop of Blood - a special Mother's Day contest at Sunnybank Meandering includes my book and many other awesome prizes. Also, there's a really awesome interview and giveaway to correspond with the ACFW book club this month, by the book club coordinator Nora St. Laurent. Check it out at Finding Hope Through Fiction!


Since we're coming off Mother's Day and all, I figured I'd take a moment to reflect on my fictional mothers. My real mother is, quite simply, awesome. But naturally I can't have every fictional mother reflect my flesh-and-blood Super Mom. So they run the gamut. =) Here are a few snippets from my contemporaries about the heroines' moms.

From Yesterday's Tides we have Serena, who ended up raising her daughter only with the help of her mother-in-law after her husband died when said daughter was 8. She's an innkeeper who can't understand where her daughter's fashion sense went awry. =) A snippet:

"Why in the world did you never tell her?”

"She’d have stormed across three states to strangle him.”

Picturing the tidy blonde who always greeted him with a smile and a hug, Garret could well imagine it. She was a Southern mama, which just said it all.

[The strangling would have been well deserved, LOL.]

From Note to Self we have Josie, a.k.a. the best-selling advice columnist Mama Josie. She has five kids but only one daughter, and she and Melrose are super-close. Snippet:

Mom blinked–and boy could she pack a wallop in a blink. Melrose and her brothers always joked that if their mother still did live counseling instead of an advice column, she’d never need to open her mouth. Who needed words when they could communicate an entire lifetime of reminders in a single swoop of the eyelashes?

From Love Me Silly we have the prim and proper Catherine Wilder whose daughter calls her "Mims" just because it suits her so poorly. ;-) Snippet:

“Aaaagggghhh! That woman drives me nuts. Nuts, I tell you! Cashews, almonds, pistachios, pecans . . . . ” Heading for the kitchen, she strode away. “Tell me Willow has wine. I need wine.”

“Now Vee, you promised you wouldn’t blur your mother’s edges with alcohol anymore.”

“But they’re razor sharp.”


Hope all you readers who are moms were given a spectacular Mother's Day yesterday. And I hope all you readers with moms did your part in making that day spectacular for the nurturer in your life!


  1. LOL. This post so got it right w/all those fictional moms. Good job.

  2. My mom's awesome too :) Isn't it great?