Friday, March 5, 2010

Mother Daughter Duet (+Giveaway)

Title: Mother Daughter Duet
Author: Cheri Fuller & Ali Plum
Genre: Christian non-fiction
Page Count: 212
Why I read it: blog tour for the publisher

Written by a mother and daughter who have successfully navigated the minefield from distance and tension to acceptance and friendship, Mother-Daughter Duet helps moms open wide the door of communication so that daughters want to walk through it. Filled with personal anecdotes and based on proven principles, each chapter offers timeless wisdom as well as a daughter’s perspective. Often these principles apply to daughters-in-law as well.

My review:
I'm not really the target audience for this book.  I do have a daughter, but she's not an adult.  With that in mind, I read this thinking about the future, and the relationship I want to have with my daughter when she is an adult.

There is some great advice and ideas in here, and I think any mom with a daughter would benefit from reading Mother Daughter Duet.  Even if, like me, you're not the target audience, you can get something out of it.  There is a chapter on connecting and bonding, and most of the ideas there will work for a daughter of any age.

Here's a favorite quote from the book:
I stayed at the altar and continued to pray, this time asking God to forgive me for trying to control it all.  While I was on my knees, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart.  Trust me.  I love your daughter even more than you do.  And if you died today, I would see to it that she ends up in my kingdom for eternity.  It will be in her timing and mine, not yours.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.  To find out more information about this book, click here.

***I have a copy of this book to give away to one lucky reader.  To enter, just leave a comment here, including an e-mail address where I can contact you if you win.  Giveaway ends, and a winner will be chosen on March 12th. *** 


Wendy said...

An award for you!

mariska said...

I love to read this book ! sounds great book for a mom :)

count me in !

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staceid said...

This sounds like a really interesting book, though I'm not exactly the target audience either.

Kim said...

Too bad I missed this. I have a feeling that my 10 year old daughter and I could struggle one day. We've been butting heads since she was little.