Mothers and Daughters by Rae Meadows – On sale today!

March 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

This is an amazing novel that’s on sale starting today. I especially recommend this book to mothers everywhere, who love beautifully crafted stories and talented writing.

“MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS is a luminous exploration of motherhood that follows three generations of women—one riding an orphan train at the turn of the 20th century, one facing death at the end of a long life, and one who uncovers a family secret when a box unexpectedly arrives on her doorstep.”

“Rae Meadows has written a richly textured novel of three generations of mothers and daughters who by finding each other, find themselves. In these beautifully interwoven stories of birth and death, love and loss, Violet, Iris, and Samantha explore the genetic threads that connect each to the others. Mothers and Daughters is a powerful novel of women’s secrets and strength.”

– Sandra Dallas, New York Times best-selling author of Prayers for Sale and Whiter Than Snow on MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

Jacket copy:

Samantha is lost in the joys of new motherhood—the softness of her eight-month-old daughter’s skin, the lovely weight of her child in her arms—but in trading her artistic dreams to care for her child, Sam worries she’s lost something of herself. And she is still mourning another loss: her mother, Iris, died just one year ago.

When a box of Iris’s belongings arrives on Sam’s doorstep, she discovers links to pieces of her family history but is puzzled by much of the information the box contains. She learns that her grandmother Violet left New York City as an eleven-year-old girl, traveling by herself to the Midwest in search of a better life. But what was Violet’s real reason for leaving? And how could she have made that trip alone at such a tender age?

In confronting secrets from her family’s past, Sam comes to terms with deep secrets from her own. Moving back and forth in time between the stories of Sam, Violet, and Iris, Mothers and Daughters is the spellbinding tale of three remarkable women connected across a century by the complex wonder of motherhood.

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