Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mother - Daughter Duet ~ Book Review & Giveaway

Mother-Daughter Duet
Getting to the Relationship You Want With Your Adult Daughter
By Cheri Fuller and Ali Plum

A Harmonious Relationship is Possible!

When your daughter was born, you had a thousand hopes and dreams for her…including that one day you’d be best friends.

But as life unfolds, even the best intentions go awry. There are so many challenges on the journey to adult friendship that the reality is fraught with friction and frustration. Thankfully, a harmonious relationship with your daughter is possible.

Written by a mother and daughter who have successfully navigated the minefield from distance and tension to acceptance and friendship, this book helps moms open wide the door of communication so that daughter want to walk through it. Filled with personal anecdotes and based on proven principles, each chapter offers timeless wisdom as well as a daughter’s perspective. Often these principles apply to daughters-in-law as well.

What I value most from this book is how the reader can view this, either from a mom wanting to secure that kind of relationship with her daughter someday or as a adult daughter looking for a way to secure that kind of relationship with her mother. I saw it both ways, initially from a mother with an upcoming adult daughter at 16 as well as how to repair the relationship I have currently with my own mom.

The principles in the book allow you to see things from both sides because you view it from a mothers side of things as well as how the daughter views that same situation. The book takes you through church attendance, communication, marriage, child birth, the empty nest and how moms fail to take care of ourselves long after our kids are gone. We never stop being moms!

A great book and one I would highly recommend to any one who is a mom, a daughter or in laws, to those that counsel relationships, it would be a valuable tool to use in making those relationships better.

I received this complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group to review, and if you would like more information on how to obtain a copy of this book please click on the link below.



Denise said...

Awesome review. I will be answereing the questions to the bible study on shortybears place blog wednesday. I love you.

Cathy said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing your review.

Parsley said...

Please enter me. I have a teen daughter. LOL

The Red Brick Farmhouse said...

Hi, Kat~

I think this one is a MUST on my list!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book!


Unknown said...

Great concept for a book. There's always a desire to connect and related and understand the relationships with my adult daughters.

christy rose said...

This sounds great too! You have gotten some good books lately.

Mich said...

As a mom of a daughter, sounds good.

Darcie said...

I am for sure going to have to check this book out. It can sometimes be a tricky relationship and yet so vital. Thanks for sharing it with us and what a great review.

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

Kat, you know what's funny, is that I read this earlier today and thought for sure I left a comment but I know I was in a hurry so maybe I didn't! LOL! But now I am!
It sounds like a really great book.

Rita said...

I do not have a daughter but I do have two daughter-in-laws. Sounds like a book that could help those relationships. Thanks for the review. And thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Amy said...

Sounds like a great book for me some day:) Thanks for sharing.

The Red Brick Farmhouse said...

Hey, Kat~

I'm not sure if this is where I post for the book giveaway or not, but please, count me in!


Musings of A Minister said...

Good review and it looks like a good book. One thing I do not need right now is another book to read. However, I will mention this one to Charlotte.

Five Moms & A Blog said...

I think the relationship between a mother and daughter is very special. Of course, since I only have boys I'd have to say that it's special between a mom and sons too!

~ Nan

Catherine Anne said...

Looks like a great book!

sanjeet said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing your review.
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Grace on the Narrow Path said...

This is my first visit here. I would love to entered into the giveaway for the book, "Mother-Daughter Duet". I have one daughter and she is expecting her first child in September. This will also be my very first grandchild. God bless you on your journey.

Just Be Real said...

Great review Kat. Thank you. Blessings.

sharon54220 said...

This book sounds wonderful. I have just gotten my daughter back in my life after giving her up for adoption 24 years ago. I think this would help me out alot.

Thanks for the chance.