Category Archives: mother’s day themed books

Celebrating Mother’s Day: Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice

We wrap up our Mother’s Day Celebration with the mother of all mother-dauther relationships book. Thank you for following us this week,

-Joy Farrington, The Book Club Expert

In Brice’s accomplished debut, African-American Shay Dixon, a burnt-out grad student, has a visitation/fantasy/fever dream featuring Nina Simone, the high priestess of soul, who counsels Shay to go home. To do that, she must face Nona, the drunken failure of a mother she’s not spoken to in seven years and blames for a harrowing childhood that left her emotionally scarred. Still, she takes Nina’s advice, heads home to Denver and discovers that Nona’s now an A.A. member with a good job, a lovely home and an adorable three-year-old girl, Sunny, Shay’s half-sister. Their reconciliation is complicated by Shay’s stubborn anger, Nona’s A.A. sponsorship of a troubled young woman and Shay’s sexual awakening. Brice’s straightforward prose is dead-on in describing the challenges Shay and her mother face as they reconnect.
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Celebrating Mother’s Day: Coroporate Mom Dropout by Lucinda Cross

NLN has another great book pick for mom looking to fire their boss.

Today’s Pick: Corporate Mom Dropout by Lucinda Cross

Corporate Mom Dropouts is designed for any Mom who wants to work from home and raise their children, any Mom who wants to have the time and money to contribute to the support, of their children’s future and create a legacy. Those of you who like to read books that empower you to think and take action will enjoy these uncensored, true stories of other highly operating moms in business; plus personal advice from highly successful Corporate Mom Dropouts like Fabienne Fredrickson, Nancy Marmolejo, Mary E. Banks, Sophfronia Scott and more.

Celebrating Mother’s Day: The Mocha Guide to a Fabulous Pregnancy

Nubian Lit News is continuing our celebration of mom with a great book pick for the mommies to be

Today’s Pick: The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy by Kimber Seals-Allers

The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy meets What to Expect When You’re Expecting for today’s professional black woman

The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy is a straight-talking handbook to pregnancy with contributions by doctors and personal stories from black women and celebrity moms.

Kimberly Seals-Allers offers candid advice on specific health concerns affecting black women such as high blood pressure, sickle cell disease, diabetes, and low birth weight, as well as information about how to get your finances in order, how to cope with embarrassing pigmentation and hair texture changes, single-parenting, maternity fashion, how to deal with demanding jobs and hormone-induced meltdowns.

Hip, funny, and refreshingly frank, this book is a must-have for all mothers-to-be.

Celebrating Mother’s Day:Mama Dearest By E Lynn Harris

We continue our Mother’s Day Celebration with a look at the darker side of motherhood.

Today’s Pick: Mama Dearest byE. Lynn Harris

New York City, you’ve been warned: Yancey Harrington Braxton is back. The ambitious singer and actress is fired up to move past her recent professional and personal setbacks — including an explosive romance with NFL tight end John Basil Henderson — and prove her talents are stronger than ever. After being out on tour, Yancey realizes what she really wants is to star in her own reality TV series, and she’s even found a rich and well-connected lover to make it happen. There are, however, two women fierce enough to derail Yancey’s plans with ambitions of their own: Madison B., a hot new bombshell taking the music industry by storm, and Ava Middlebrooks, who happens to be Yancey’s own mama dearest.

Ava is out, about, and ready to reclaim her throne. Not even a stint in prison for attempted murder has curbed Ava’s competitive nature, and it doesn’t faze her in the least that her #1 rival is her own daughter. Ava is willing to do whatever it takes to make Yancey pay, including using Madison B. to turn Yancey’s world upside-down by forcing her to confront the past…and making her comeback dreams more exciting and dangerous than she ever imagined.

Taking readers on a wild, passion-filled tour of the entertainment world, E. Lynn Harris’s Mama Dearest delivers sensual thrills and electric plot twists — with one unforgettable woman of radiant star power, sexual magnetism, and unapologetic ambition at the heart of the action.