Top 10 Books for Mom

Looking for gift ideas for mom? A book could make her laugh, make her cry, make her smile… Plus, it’s super easy to wrap! Here are our Top 10 books we think your mom will love this Mother’s Day:

1) The Jane Austen Marriage Manual by Kim Izzo
Marry for money or marry for love? A 40-year-old freelance writer with a love for all things Jane Austen is given an assignment about marriage and finds herself torn between two men. Perfect for chic-lit loving moms!

2) Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie
A young woman named Emma falls ill on a trip to Africa, and returns home months later to find out that her boyfriend, friends, and coworkers all thought she had died. Doesn’t that sound awful?! Find out how Emma gets her life back in Forgotten. Emma’s mother plays an important role, so this book is a great Mother’s Day choice.

3) Dear Photograph by Taylor Jones
This is a whole book of nostalgia and fond memories, told through user-submitted photos and heartfelt dedications. And for a nice, special touch you could add your own ‘Dear Photograph’, just for mom.

4) Footprints: The True Story Behind the Poem by Margaret Powers
I’m sure you’ve heard the poem “Footprints”. Here, the author shares her inspiration behind the poem, and how it went on to inspire millions of others. Powers also includes an update on her life, a selection of her other poetry, and letters from readers about how “Footprints” has changed their lives.

5) The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler
A young woman arrives in post-war Montreal, claiming to be someone she’s not. Haunted by her past and her secrets she disappears, leaving behind a baby daughter. Great for mothers who love Canadian fiction.

6) Bloom by Kelle Hampton
In Bloom Kelle Hampton reflects on the first year of her daughter Nella’s life. Nella was born with Down syndrome. Watch the trailer, you’ll see just a glimpse of how beautiful and touching this story is.

7) My Extraordinary Ordinary Life by Sissy Spacek, with Maryanne Vollers
Sissy Spacek talks about growing up in a small Texas town, how she got her breakout role in Carrie, and what life was like in the Hollywood spotlight in this funny and charming memoir.

8) Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms by Kristine Carlson
In her new ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’ book Carlson helps moms find peace and happiness, both for themselves and for their families. This is the perfect gift to go right alongside a spa gift certificate. Sometimes moms just need some time to de-stress and relax!

9) Garde Manger by Chuck Hughes
Does your mom love Chuck’s Day Off on Food Network Canada? If so, she’ll love this new cookbook from Chuck Hughes! It features delicious recipes both from Chuck’s restaurant and his show, in a down-to-earth, non-fussy style. Bonus treat: for Mother’s Day, why not cook your mother a dish from Garde Manger??

10) The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
This gorgeous novel has it all: love, loss, family, war, risk, destiny… It centers around a young couple in love in Italy, forced separately to emigrate to America. Both embark on new lives, one as a shoemaker, the other as a seamstress for the Metropolitan Opera House, with hopes of one day being reunited, but who knows what fate has in store… This book has been getting rave reviews, and is great for moms who loved Kathryn Stockett’s The Help.

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To all the mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day! You deserve a nice, quiet day to relax, possibly with a good book and a cup of tea (or wine).

Shannon
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3 thoughts on “Top 10 Books for Mom

  1. I just picked up my copy of Forgotten today. It’s not for my mom, since she’s not a big reader but I’m looking forward to reading it myself. I love supporting Canadian author! Hopefully, this will be a nice change from my usual paranormal/fantasy/dystopian/YA reads.

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