Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mother-Daughter Duet ~ Book Review and Give-Away

Getting the Relationship You Want with Your Adult Daughter


Cheri Fuller and Ali Plum

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books (February 16, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1601421621
ISBN-13: 978-1601421623

From the publisher:

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, Mother-Daughter Duet helps moms open wide the door of communication so that daughters 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

The relationship between mothers and daughters is intense,
personal, complex, and unique. But you can have the loving, authentic bond you
always dreamed of—when you learn the mother-daughter duet.

My impressions: Mother-Daughter Duet is written by a Mother~daughter team; it can't have been easy to share such personal issues as these authors have. I liked the honesty and practical advice found within this book. Several passages really spoke to me; especially the one about "letting go". Not so easy for us to do but oh so important for our kids!

I was concerned about how this book would apply itself to me, as I am raising two boys but I found the general concepts highlighted in this book can be applied to raising both sons and daughters.

Click here to find out more about this book and to purchase it!

Many thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing for providing me the opportunity to review this book.
Give Away Info:
  • This contest is open to the U.S. and abroad. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and leave me a way of reaching you by blog or email if you should win.
  • Post about this give away on your blog and enter a SECOND time! (Please leave me a link to the post.)
  • The contest will end at 12 MN on 3/10/2010. The winner will be determined by the use of and will be announced on 3/11/2010.

Good Luck!


Annette W. said...

I'm glad you said this could apply to parenting in general...not just girls. (I do have one of each, but it's still good to know!)

Janette said...

I am interested as I wind my way though our relationship at the same time she winds her way through being a mom and a young wife. Tip toes...all over the place.

Janette said...

forgot my email-