Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mother of the Bride : Refreshment and Wisdom for the Mother of the Bride



Mothers in today's world wear many hats and struggle to keep the stress in their lives at manageable levels. While trying to maintain life as they knew it before their daughter's big announcements, mothers are called upon to magically morph into wedding planners, help their daughters navigate the journey to the altar, and establish new and loving relationships with their prospective sons-in-law and their families. With all the focus dedicated to the brides and the weddings themselves, the needs of mothers of the bride are overlooked.

Mother of the Bride helps mothers step away from the hurried pace of daily life complicated by a demanding new role. It offers them the refreshment found in discovering community as they take time for themselves -- time to be encouraged, to gain helpful insight and practical tips, and to enjoy the feminine beauty of a book designed just for them.

Through essays featuring relevant quotes or Scriptures, personal stories, nuggets of wisdom, simple suggestions for personal pampering, journaling opportunities, communication aids, and practical tips for wedding planning. Mother of the Bride will nurture the all-important but too often neglected mother of the bride.

My Review:

What an exquisite little book. The bibliophile in me can't help be exude over its visual appeal. Does anyone else wax poetic over the look and feel of a book? The gorgeous chocolate/teal colour combination tickles my artistic eye while the the embossed cover satisfies my tactile yearnings. There's even a built-in satin ribbon to mark your place as you explore the gems in this book. Definitely keepsake worthy which is perfect since that is what this book is sure to become.

You might have 'met' Cheryl in the comment section of this blog over the years. Thrills me to my toes to be able to highlight her very own published book right here! She has an engaging writing style and freely shares her own MOB (acronym for Mother of the Bride!) experiences. In essence this is just the kind of book she could have used when she embarked on this joyful and stress-filled journey.

She takes on the role of encourager and organizer as she lends unique support to MOBs everywhere. It's filled with sage advice and nuggets of wisdom and I can see how it could become a lifeline in those hurried, stressful weeks before a wedding. This book is well thought out -- Cheryl really has covered every contingency. It also includes detailed worksheets and journaling pages. And I absolutely love the way each section concludes with what I think of as breathing spaces - where she invites MOBs to look inward and heavenward with specific challenges.

A unique and thoughtful gift for any Mother of the Bride. Don't make her have to buy one for herself!

My thanks to BroadStreet Publishing and the author for providing me with a copy of this book.


If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Mother of the Bride : Refreshment and Wisdom for the Mother of the Bride please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 16 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. Oh what a neat idea for a book! I think all MOB's should have one like this. I can only imagine the issues that might come up. I like the idea for a gift. lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

    1. It's really beautiful. And wouldn't it be a great way for a bride-to-be to announce she's getting married? The couple could stop by her parents house oh so casually to drop off a present for Mom and when she opens it and finds this book, let her draw her own conclusions. LOL Good luck, Susan.

    2. OH my goodness, I lOVE that idea!! I will have to pass that on. :)

  2. What a precious book! I would love to give this to my daughter for my precious granddaughter when she gets married one day.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    1. It's definitely a keepsake she'd cherish. Good luck, Melanie.

  3. I have often read books meant for the bride, bridesmaids, and other participants, but never for the Mother of the Bride!
    Dianna in TN (dedezoomsalot AT yahoo DOT com)

    1. I know --isn't that a great angle? Good luck, Dianna.

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  5. My youngest daughter and her fiance are getting married on September 30, 2017, on our 39th wedding anniversary! I would love to share this book with her so I'll keep my fingers crossed!

    1. Oh -- lots of planning ahead of you, Diane. Good luck.


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