Friday, May 11, 2012

Follow Friday

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Alison of Alison Can Read and Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View. Our lovely, lucky features this week are Books Galore and The Fake Steph Dot Com. Don't forget to follow the features!

This Sunday in the U.S. is Mother's Day. In celebration, what are some of your favorite books with strong mother/child relationships?

The one that come to mind first is The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier. Eile's driving motivation is the preservation of herself and her daughter. She undergoes great hardship and overcomes great obstacles to protect and return to her child.

 I love this book. Juliet Marillier's development of Foalan's, Eile's and Squirrel's relationships from wary traveling companions to a family is a joy to read. It's one of my favorites, though I have to confess I skip one of the story lines entirely when rereading and only read the parts about Foalan, Eile and Squirrel. King Bridei already won his faery queen and happy ending in another book and I find I only care about him as he relates to Foalan and Eile.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in the world. I get to see my Mom in Paris next week. I'm so excited!


  1. I read wildwood Dancing by Marillier this year and I really liked it. I have not read The Well of Shades yet, it sounds great!

  2. I didn't know this one but it sounds like a nice choice.

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  3. Hi! I haven't heard of this one before, but the relationship sounds beautiful. By the way, new follower! Hope you can stop by my blog sometime. :) xxx

  4. I haven't read that one yet, great answer though! Check out my FF @ I'm a new follower, by the way! :)

  5. Hmm I have never heard of this book before. Better look into it.

    Thanks for visting my FF.

  6. What's sad is I've read this whole series, enjoy it but cannot remember the details of this book at all. I feel like a bad reader suddenly.

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  7. Old follower now also following through Networked Blogs, I haven't read any of her books but I have a few of her books on my wishlist, my FF

  8. Have a wonderful visit with your mother. Thank you for the book recommendation.

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  9. haven't read this one, might have to check it out

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