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Subject: HIstorical Moms
Date Posted: 5/5/2011 5:30 PM ET
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For Mother's Day  I though I would ask you all if there is a book about a Mother who you either loved or hated?

Date Posted: 5/5/2011 6:30 PM ET
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One Mom I can think of that at least for him was a nightmare was Emma.  Edward the Confessors mother, she truely didn't liked her son as you can seen in Helen Hollicks books Forever Queen and I an the Chosen King.

Date Posted: 5/5/2011 7:31 PM ET
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I always loved Marmee from Little Women.  Whenever my mother was mean to me, which during my adolescence was just about hourly, I always thought of Marmee and how lucky Jo and her sisters were!

Date Posted: 5/5/2011 7:40 PM ET
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I thought of Isabella of Spain.  The little bit I've read of her, she is portrayed as very cold towards her daughters, but having a strength that drew them to her.  They so badly wanted her approval and hung on her every word.  I think she really loved them fiercely and wanted them to grow up strong like her.

Date Posted: 5/5/2011 8:14 PM ET
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I think of the Mom of the ultimate disfunctional family, Eleanor of Aquitaine.  There are lots about her but my two favorites are Devil's Brood and Time and Chance both by SKP.

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Date Posted: 5/7/2011 10:34 AM ET
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The Red Tent, wonderful relationships between Dinah and her "mothers".

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 3:27 PM ET
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Maybe it's my volunteering at the church these days, since no one who knows me thinks that I am exceptionally religious, but I can't help but think of Mary of Nazareth! (by Marek Halter).