Monday, April 8, 2013

A Cool Book

Last September while I was recovering from knee surgery I was asked by my publisher to write a short story about mothers.  Since our last two granddaughters were total surprises and something of miracle babies, I wrote about them.  Covenant just released the book The Art of Motherhood which contains my short story and twenty-nine other true stories by other well-known writers.  I have to tell you, I am thoroughly impressed by this book.  I laughed at Sara Eden's story.  I wanted to hug Kerry Blair when she wrote of her soldier son. I ached for Traci Abramson and her forever daughter. I felt an urge to applaud those like Annette Lyon, Michele Bell, and Jeri Gilchrist who handled parenting's tough moments with reliance on the Spirit. And there were tears for those who remembered mothers or children who have passed away. There are also loving stories of women who were "like mothers."

The stories are great, but so is the art work.  The lovely paintings that grace this book are by notable artists such as Greg Olsen, Mary Cassatt, Robert Duncan, Liz Lemon Swindle, and many other notable artists.

The two miracle babies I wrote about aren't tiny infants any more.  Jennifer just had her second birthday and Gracie will reach her first birthday in almost two months.  As a proud grandmother I can't help showing off these beautiful special little girls.



Kerry Blair said...

Jennie, how fun! I'll have to order the book. I remember sending in a short essay, but had no idea the book was out or that they'd used it. Hurray! Something to give my mother-in-law for Mother's Day! Knowing you and Michele and Jeri as I do, I have no doubt this book is priceless! Thanks so much for the heads up!

Kristie said...

How exciting. You listed several authors that I love to read. I am going to have to check this out. And how perfect for Mothers day. Thanks for the heads up!

Unknown said...

What a sweet idea, Jennie! And I love the built-in reviews of the other gals' short stories. This is sure to be a gem. :)

SSvedin said...

Wow! All my favorite authors in one book telling amazing and true stories! I must get this book! I have a list of books I need to get and now I have added another one!