A Mother's Wish

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Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409099091

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Since the untimely death of her husband, young mother Effie Grey has been forced to live on a narrowboat owned by her tyrannical father-in-law Jacob. In spite of her own despair, she is determined to protect her brother Tom and her baby son Georgie from Jacob's bullying ways - for she is all they have in the world. But when Jacob hires villainous Salter and his vile wife Sal to run the barge, Effie's life becomes even more unbearable, and Tom is sent packing without a penny to his name. Forced to live on deck with little to shelter her and Georgie from the elements, tormented by the Salters, Effie is driven to desperation. And stealing Jacob's hidden cache of money she escapes with her son. As she begins her frantic search for Tom, Effie vows that whatever happens she will make a home for little Georgie and keep him safe from harm.

A Mother's Wish

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Author: Kathy-jo Wargin,Irena Roman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060571705

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A young girl and her mother both make secret wishes on butterfly wings, and learn years later that the legend of the butterfly is real and that both of their wishes have come true.

A Mother's Wish

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Author: Karen Templeton

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426820461

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Winnie Porter just couldn't forget the child she'd given up for adoption all those years ago…or the wonderful family that had taken him in. Now it was finally time to see her son one last time. Still reeling from his wife's untimely death, the last thing Aidan Black needed to deal with was the unwed mother who brought his beloved Robbie into the world. Especially when she was all grown up into a beautiful, vivacious young woman who'd immediately drawn his boy into her spell—not to mention Aidan himself. Would Winnie's secret shatter Aidan's family—or make it whole again?

Hunter's Bride and A Mother's Wish

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Author: Marta Perry

Publisher: Steeple Hill

ISBN: 1426819773

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Hunter's Bride Due to a little misunderstanding spinning out of control, Chloe Caldwell's family now thinks her boss, Luke Hunter, is her fianc. Luckily, the handsome executive is willing to play the part for reasons of his own. He never dreamed a woman, a family and the faith he left long ago would change everything…. A Mother's Wish When Caldwell Cove's favorite lost son Matt Caldwell returns home, Sarah Reed discovers her newspaper has a silent partner. A widow with four rambunctious children, she isn't sure if this cynical journalist will ruin her—or be the answer to her unspoken prayers.

A Mother's Wish

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Author: Marta Perry

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459217837

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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MATT CALDWELL WAS FINALLY COMING HOME… After years of trotting around the world, running from his faith, detaching from love, stunning events had flung the handsome bachelor back to quaint Caldwell Cove. But widow Sarah Reed, publisher of the Cove's Gazette, couldn't imagine that Matt's sudden return would be anything but trouble for her and her young children. A BLESSING OR A CURSE? Then the unlikely business partners met, and her once-silent partner, Matt, was no longer silent. Sarah had never imagined that love strikes twice, but she was beginning to hope that the heavens were smiling down on her. And that the path to righting old wrongs would turn out to have hidden blessings.

I'd Give You My Life

A Mother's Wish for Her Children

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Author: Kendra Kleve

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1477273123

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 44

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A mother's deepest wish for her children is that they attain the meaningful things in life..... Happiness ... Courage ... Love ... "I'd Give You My Life" is one mother's poetic portrayal of the values she hopes to pass on to her children. The author's poetry along with tender photography will evoke emotions in anyone who reads it!

My Mother's Wish

An American Christmas Carol

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Author: Jerry Camery-Hoggatt

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307768872

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Something strange is brewing at the Comeback Café A grandfather’s song has turned a diner into hallowed ground. A contrary girl with a gypsy heart feels the tug of home. And a truck driver named Jedidiah keeps his foot on the gas, ready to sweep you into an unforgettable story of belonging and grace. It’s the 1960s Midwest, and Ellee Crumb wants to change the world, starting with her mother, but she’s having trouble even getting her teachers to know her real name. So Ellee sits at the Comeback, her broken heart lying there on a table, when a three-armed waitress and a quirky stranger show up and hand her back the pieces. An affecting tale, My Mother’s Wish will remind you of the power of grand hopes and effect of impossible expectations. You’ll witness the influence every life has on another, and you’ll find new reasons to believe in the comfort and joy in an everyday, American version of the story of Christmas: being known and loved, just as you are. From the Hardcover edition.

For My Children

A Mother's Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom

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Author: Dionna Ford

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612430619

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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A beautiful journal filled with thought-provoking prompts for mothers to answer in addictive list form. Children will cherish their mothers memories and wisdom for generations to come. Look Inside Book (click on below link) http: //ulyssespress.com/pgw/For_My_Children.pdf

Regretting Motherhood

Wenn Mütter bereuen

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Author: Orna Donath

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 364118701X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Darf man es bereuen, Mutter zu sein? Ein Tabubruch "Regretting Motherhood" thematisiert, was bisher kaum ausgesprochen wird: Dass viele Frauen in der Mutterschaft nicht die "vorgeschriebene" Erfüllung finden. Dass sie ihre Kinder lieben und trotzdem nicht Mutter sein wollen. Ih ihrem bahnbrechenden Buch analysiert die engagierte Soziologin Orna Donath die Dimension des Tabus und lässt Mütter selbst von ihren Erfahrungen berichten.

Lullaby Tune

A Mother's Wish for Her Little One

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Author: Jamie Brantley,Gary Duffey

Publisher: Ideals Children's Books

ISBN: 9780824959029

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 24

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This unique book packaged with a CD of a captivating lullaby will make the perfect baby gift for the mother, mother-to-be, or even grandparent. Inside the back cover is the CD of the recording of the beautiful and gentle lullaby LULLABY TUNE. Features full orchestration by Grammy Award-winner J Aaron Brown. Also included is an instrumental sing-along. This provides the opportunity for mom to sing the lullaby herself accompanied by a small orchestra. Tucked inside the front cover is an envelope to hold gift tags and cards given to baby and mom. combined with unique cut-paper illustration, padded cover, and ribbon ties, this book provides a complete baby gift.

What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Mother

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Author: Peace Mitchell,Katy Garner

Publisher: Boolarong Press

ISBN: 1921555246

Category: Motherhood

Page: 90

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Welcome to motherhood - an adventure which can be at times overwhelming, exciting, challenging and rewarding - sometimes all on the same day. This book is a collection of all the things that we wish we had known before we became mothers and we hope that these tips will help you to enjoy this amazing experience too. Peace and Katy

A Mother's Wish/Wanted

Perfect Partner/Father's Day

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Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1460810082

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Wanted: Perfect Partner Single mum Meg Remington has been fixed up on a date with a man named Steve. Her well–meaning teenage daughter found him in the personal ads. Now her little matchmaker has produced a photo of him. Meg can't believe her eyes, he's gorgeous –– only now it's too late to do anything, because he's at the door! Father's Day Robin Masterson's ten–year–old son, Jeff, wanted to make friends with the dog next door. The problem was that Blackie belonged to Cole Camden –– not the friendliest man in the Mastersons' new neighbourhood. Cole hadn't always been so solitary, so aloof. The deaths of his wife and son had embittered him, and that was something Robin could understand. Her own much–loved husband had died when Jeff was just a baby. Now, for the first time in ten years, Robin found herself responding to a man. But was Cole interested in her –– or in replacing the family he'd lost?

Fathers and Mothers in Literature

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Author: Roland A. Pierloot

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051837148

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Many people as a child dream of having other parents: a gentler mother, a kinder or stronger father, a more illustrious family? According to our secret dreams, were not most of us born sons or daughters of a king, a president, a champion? Freud termed this the Family Romance. We all carry these secret scenarios in ourselves. Usually they are long forgotten but nevertheless remain alive in the stories we tell ourselves and relate to others. Therefore the Family Romance is one of the keys to the understanding of literature. The French literary critic Marthe Robert developed a fundamental theory of Freud. In 1972 she presented in her publication Origins of the Novel a new method to analyse the novel and to understand its history. Her study offers a proof of the relevance of Freud's views and it invites us to expand on its ideas and suggestions. It is in this perspective that the authors of this volume write about the historical and mythical figures Mary, Medea, Electra, Kaspar Hauser and Sir Gawain. Other articles are devoted to the Family Romance in the works of the following authors: Barthes, Beckett, Camus, Drieu la Rochelle, Faulkner, Flaubert, Goethe, Claire Goll, Jutta Heinrich, Gombrowicz, Greene, Kafka, LÉvy, Modiano, Petronius, Sartre, Vigny.

Midwifery and the Medicalization of Childbirth

Comparative Perspectives

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Author: Edwin R. Van Teijlingen

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594540318

Category: Medical

Page: 393

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This book provides an introduction to the sociological study of midwifery. The readings have been selected to highlight the interplay between midwifery and medicine, reflecting the medicalization of childbirth. It highlights the major themes in both a historical and a current context, as well as western and non-western societies. Two major themes underlie the organization of this book: that the conception of midwifery must be broadened to encompass a sociological perspective; and that the ongoing trend toward the medicalization of midwifery is crucial to an understanding of the historical, current, and future status of midwifery. By medicalization of childbirth and midwifery the author mean the increasing tendency for women to prefer a hospital delivery to a home delivery, the increasing trend toward the use of technology and clinical intervention in childbirth, and the determination of medical practitioners to confine the role played by midwives in pregnancy and childbirth, if any, to a purely subordinate one.

A Mother's Story

My Mother and Me

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Author: Betty Tarver Seabrooks

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595246796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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This book is straightforward and true. It is a story of a family in a small town where poverty, pain, and persistence helped the family to overcome some of their greatest obstacles. The struggles of this family will touch the hearts of everyone who reads this book. Through the tough times and through the pain, the writer finds peace within her soul.

Die Mütter

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Author: Brit Bennett

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644001243

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Brit Bennett gilt als das Wunderkind der neuesten US-Literatur. Aus dem Stand sprang die 26-jährige Afroamerikanerin mit ihrem ersten Roman an die Spitze der Bestsellerliste. Sie wurde für den PEN-Award nominiert und erntete begeisterte Kritiken; zuletzt kündigte Warner Bros. die Verfilmung an. «Die Mütter», so nennen sich die alten Frauen in der kleinen kalifornischen Gemeinde Oceanside. Sie sind Zeugen des Skandals, mit dem dieser Roman beginnt. Ein Skandal ist es, wenigstens aus ihrer Perspektive: Dass Nadia Turner, deren Mutter sich das Leben genommen hat, mit Luke, dem Sohn des Pastors ... Dass Nadia Turner ein Baby bekommt ... Oder vielmehr beschließt, es nicht zu bekommen. Und das ist erst der Anfang der Geschichte, der Anfang einer Geschichte voller Zuneigung und Komplikationen. Nadia kehrt der Kleinstadtenge bald den Rücken, sie geht aufs College, bereist die Welt. Aubrey, ihre beste Freundin, bleibt und stellt sich auf ihre Weise gegen den Chor der alten Frauen, deren Stimmen über die Jahre merklich auseinandergehen. Es dauert nicht lange und sie feiern ein neues Paar in Oceanside: Aubrey und Luke Sheppard. Und das beschäftigt die heimgekehrte Nadia mehr, als sie vor der besten Freundin zugeben kann. Brit Bennett fragt nach dem, was uns hält und was uns bindet, mit allem Respekt und der nötigen Respektlosigkeit. Und sie erzählt von Herkunft, Hautfarbe, Geschlecht in einer Gelassenheit, die staunen macht: ein lebenskluger Roman über das Amerika von heute und das Amerika von morgen.