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Book Review of The Accidental Mother

The Accidental Mother
The Accidental Mother
Author: Rowan Coleman
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Paperback
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This book sat on my TBR pile for nearly a year. I finally pulled it, read the back cover and decided I didn't want to read it. It went on my PBS bookshelf. Luckily for me, a member requested it, and I thumbed thru- started in the middle and got pulled right in.
This is a beautifully constructed story about two young women friends, their life choices and how nothing they did gave them a clue on how things would work out. The characters, down to the neighbors in various locations, were clearly and naturally drawn- realistic and yet more good than petty or low minded. It was laugh out loud funny sometimes- and the astute author wrote some bits that I often believed. Especially about how much raising kids is like training dogs.
I can only say read it, please. It's a wonderful story. I am jealous of the young author- she touched all the best values and feelings, without getting too caught up in the encompassing stress of success in modern life.
Thank you to the PBS member who requested it from me. I send you joy and truth in "The Accidental Mother".


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