8 Must-Have Books Your Mom Will Absolutely Love

by Karen Green

Whether you’re looking for a gift for yourself, your mother or someone special who deserves recognition this Mother’s Day, these eight books are sure to make a mom smile.

Every mother’s experience is as unique as the people she cares for, and each of these original, engaging stories is sure to resonate. From inspiring romances and heart-wrenching fiction to high-stakes thrillers and hilarious tell-alls, there’s no better way to recognize the mother in your life than by giving her the gift of a fantastic new book—and a few hours of quiet in which to enjoy it.

Happy Mother’s Day, and happy reading.

 

Confessions of a Domestic Failure: A Novel by Bunmi Laditan

Ashley Keller is trying to be a picture-perfect new mother, but she just can’t keep up. When she wins a contest to attend a motherhood boot camp run by her favorite parenting guru, she thinks it is her chance to turn her messy, imperfect family life around, but will she fail there, too?

The Single Mom’s Second Chance (Goose Harbor) by Jessica Keller

When Claire Atwood returns with her newly adopted son to her hometown of Goose Harbor to run for mayor, there is more at stake than just beating her rival, Evan Daniels. He left her at the altar twelve years ago—can he possibly be a different man today?

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

Social worker Ellen Moore is dedicated to her job, but a professional crisis threatens to derail everything she has ever worked for. When Ellen’s life collides with that of Jenny Briard, a ten-year-old trying to survive on her own, their paths are inextricably linked forever.

Echo of Danger by Marta Perry

Deidre Morris is fighting to keep custody of her young son from her powerful father-in-law, and when she meets an intriguing man, she thinks she has found a friend and ally. But when a murder shakes their quiet town to its core, Deidre discovers that her instincts may have been wrong—and that the consequences of trusting a stranger might be devastating.

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

In World War Two-era Germany, a former circus performer finds refuge, protection and love with a rival troupe. Elsewhere, a young woman cast out of her family finds a baby doomed to a cruel fate and, in a split-second decision, claims the infant and goes on the run. When she happens upon the circus, the lives of all three are changed forever.

An Unlikely Mother by Danica Favorite

Hoping to overcome her reputation as a gossip, socialite Flora Montgomery offers to help miner George Baxter care for an abandoned young boy. But George is no mere laborer—he’s working undercover to find out who’s sabotaging his mine. As they move closer to becoming a family, his plan could help them stay together…but his deception just might tear them apart.

The Choices We Make by Karma Brown

Hannah and Kate are best friends who share everything, especially the desire to become mothers. When Hannah discovers she can’t get pregnant, Kate is willing to do anything to help make parenthood a reality for her friend. But the decision will link Hannah’s fate with Kate’s in ways that nobody could have anticipated.

Falling for the Foster Mom (Paddington Children’s Hospital) by Karen Baine

Quinn Grady is a proud foster mom to Simon, who also happens to be the favorite young patient of Dr. Matthew McGrory. Although Matthew has firmly declared himself a bachelor, he can’t help being smitten with the charming boy and his protective, beautiful foster mother.

Who are you shopping for this Mother’s Day? Which of these books do you want to add to your own to-be-read pile? Let us know in the comments!

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