Mummies, print this feature out and leave it lying around, Daddies, take note – here is our pick of the top five Mother’s Day books we have on our wishlist…
Best for…Little ones to give to mummies
My Mummy, written by Paula Metcalf and illustrated by Lucy Barnard
£10.99, Macmillan Children’s Books
This is the perfect book for little ones to give to mummy on Mother's Day. It touches on that special relationship between mummy and baby bear, and is beautifully illustrated with lines such as: ‘And if I fall and hurt my knee/ she magically appears/ to pick me up and hold me tight/ and wipe away my tears’.
Best for… Step mummies
The Patchwork Marriage, By Jane Green
£12.99, Micheal Joseph (published 15th March)
When Andi marries Ethan, she gets the chance to be a mother to his two daughters Emily and Sophia; a precious gift because Andi cannot have children of her own. The problem lies however in Emily, who causes conflict which starts to push Andi and Ethan apart. All is not well until Emily comes home with some shocking news, which changes the family forever.
Best for… mums who like weepies
Mum’s List, by St. John Greene
'Kiss boys two times after I have gone'
'Please teach the boys to say what they mean'
'Mummy loved orange Club biscuits, jam and jelly and lemon curd'
On her deathbed, Kate Greene's only concern was for her two little boys, Reef and Finn, and her loving husband, Singe. She knew she'd be leaving them behind very soon. Over her last few days, Kate created Mum's List. The couple talked and cried together as she wrote her thoughts and wishes down, trying to help the man she loved create the best life for their boys after she was gone. A weepie real-life story which will touch your heart.
Saved by Cake, by Miriam Keyes
£16.99 Michael Joseph
Learn to bake with Britain's favourite women's fiction author, Marian Keyes
Saved by Cake gives an extremely honest account of Marian Keyes' recent battle with depression, and how baking has helped her. A complete novice in the kitchen, Marian decided to bake a cake for a friend and that was it - she realised that baking was what she needed to do in order to get her through each day. And so she baked, and she wrote her recipes down, and little by little the depression has started to lift, along with her sponges...
Best for…crafty mums
Vintage Flowers, by Vic Brotherson
Kyle Books, 2011
Vic Brotherson's flower arrangements (she did the flowers for Kate Moss’ wedding) focus on traditional, seasonal blooms inspiring you to create beautifully, romantic arrangements for garlands, wreaths, hand-tied bunches and flowers for your hair. Irrisistable book which looks great on yoru coffee table too...
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