Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GIVEAWAY! Mother-Daughter Duet (review)

No relationship is more complex than between mothers and daughters. As a mother, my ultimate goal is that my daughters will grow up to be my friends. As a daughter, I know that that friendship can be pretty rocky at times. Mother-Daughter Duet was written by the mother-daughter team of well-known author Cheri Fuller and Ali Plum. Who better to show the way than women who have successfully navigated the minefield from distance and tension to acceptance and friendship. While written mostly from a mom’s perspective to other moms, Ali adds just enough of a daughter’s perspective to balance it out. The authors include personal anecdotes and proven principles to help you improve your relationship with your daughter(s) and daughter(s)-in-law.

Even though Mother-Daughter Duet is aimed towards mothers of adult daughters, I found many helpful insights to apply to my relationships with my teen and pre-teen daughters. Cheri and Ali discuss validation (needed by daughters of all ages), respect, crises, motherhood, and more in a relaxed, open tone that makes every mother—and every daughter—want a relationship like theirs. I think I’ll have to read this book more than once to glean all of its golden nuggets!

Giveaway! Yes, this is 2 giveaways in 1 day! I’ve discovered that I love giving stuff away, but I can’t afford to do it unless the company for whom I’m writing the reviews sends me an extra. Sigh. So, enjoy it while it’s here. To enter, leave me a comment in the comment section below and tell me in 1 sentence about your mother or about your daughter(s). I’ll choose a winner after 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Disclaimer: These books were provided for the review and giveaway by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.