Friday, May 12, 2023

A Book for Mom by Vickie McDonough

 Mother's Day is bittersweet for me. My mom is gone, but my 100-year-old mother-in-law is still with us. She's had a stroke and can't talk much, but she enjoys our visits. She loves cards and will show us any she has received. It's very hard to understand her when she tries to talk, but there's something she does that never fails to touch me. My sister-in-law always recites the Lord's Prayer with Mom when she is getting ready to leave, and Mom can say it with her almost word for word, very clearly, even though she can't normally talk. It's very heartwarming. I encourage you to cherish your mother if you still have her.

Lois McDonough

 Margie Robinson
my mom

If you're looking for some books for your mother or for a birthday present for a friend, check out my website:

The Hand-Me-Down Husband is a fun story.

The Hand-Me-Down Husband

Ellen aims to take her sister’s baby back to St. Louis to raise as her own. Tessa’s father isn’t about to let that happen.

Ellen Stewart despises Lance Garrett. If not for him dashing into Isabelle’s life and stealing her heart and filling her head with his dreams, her little sister would still be alive and safe at home. When Ellen receives Lance’s letter requesting help with one-year-old Tessa, she rushes to Silver Springs, intent on taking charge of her young niece. A rugged ranch in the wilds of Texas is no place for a motherless baby.

But when she realizes how distraught Lance is over the loss of his wife and the depth of his love for his daughter, she can’t take Tessa from him—but neither can she leave. Though everything within her wants to flee back to the comfortable big city, something makes her stay. Tessa needs her father, for one—and he needs her. Ellen knows what it’s like to lose all she’d dreamed of.

When local townsfolk make a stink about Ellen living at Lance’s ranch unchaperoned, will they be forced to marry? Ellen doesn’t want a hand-me-down husband who could never love her, but could this marriage be God’s will for them both?

Available on Amazon / Free KU

Vickie McDonough is the CBA, EPCA and Amazon best-selling author of 54 Christian romance books and novellas.

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