Saturday, April 23, 2016

Mother's Day Magic

A holiday I look forward to every year is Mother's Day. It will be here soon as it's celebrated May 8th. The idea of  a day to honor mothers began in the U.S. in the late 1800's. Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis were important in creating Mother's Day in the U.S..  In 1879 Julia Ward Howe called for Mother's Day each year. It was celebrated in Boston for about ten years under her influence but died out after that. In 1907, Anna Jarvis campaigned for Mother's Day to be recognized across the country. In 1908, she arranged a service in the Andrew's Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, and 407 children and their mothers attended. The church is a National Historic Landmark and has become a tribute to Mother’s.
I have a story, I Love You More, in a wonderful anthology celebrating Mother's and their special day...Mother's Day Magic...With LoveThe perfect Mother’s Day Gift, written with love, sent with love.
mdmall covers on one plate copy

Check out the image here of all twelve novelettes in Mother’s Day Magic, and also the pictures of all the authors. The authors are from different countries around the world and all the stories are about mothers. After all…a mother’s love is pretty universal. Also if you’ve been looking for books with mature characters – the heroines in these stories are 40 are older. You are bound to really connect to one of the characters in these stories, probably more than one. If you are a mother of any age, you’ll find a story in here close enough to your experience of motherhood or your own mother’s. So celebrate motherhood and help fight MS with this wonderful collection.
Every mother’s heart holds a bit of magic…her children’s love.
Enchantment awaits in a dozen brand new stories, written by #1 bestselling and/or multi-award winning authors from across the globe. Whether it’s a captivating tale of romance or fiction fashioned from loving memories, these poignant stories are sure to touch your heart.
10% of proceeds from this anthology will go to the USA National Multiple Sclerosis Society toward research.
moterh's day magic authorsMOTHER’S DAY MAGIC…With Love Anthology: 12 Books, 13 Authors
My story is called I Love You More.  My character, Garland, is in her later 50’s, she’s a single mom, and her life hasn’t been easy, though she loves being a mother. I feel Garland is representative of many of hard working mothers, who, though single, are heads of households and work hard to make a good home for their children, despite difficult challenges. I’m a single mom myself and I can certainly relate to my character. I know most women can. But there is definitely a story for everyone in this collection.
I Love You More by Cornelia Amiri (Acclaimed best-selling author, known as the Celtic Romance Queen)
A mother’s love never fails…it always prevails.
On turning sixty, Garland recalls memories of her life’s journey from an abusive childhood to a bad marriage to the ups and downs of a single mom. She is rewarded with a magical mother’s day with her loving family.
Felt by the Heart by Angela Ford (#1 Bestselling, Amazon Top 50 & Award-Winning Author)
Rachel Winters’s fiftieth birthday approached as the forever she thought she’d found with Ryan ended with heartache. And for her daughter, the second chance of having a dad. Will Rachel find the strength to rebuild her life and her daughter’s?
Two Hearts Unspoken by Tamara Ferguson (Multi-Award Winner, 2015 Romance Review Readers’ Choice Award & #1 Bestselling Author Wounded Warrior Romance)
Retired air force captain and wounded warrior, Zach Logan, discovers that his scars are more than skin deep, when he falls in love with Beth Bowen; the lovely single mother of an autistic son.
December Roses by Daisy Banks (Bestselling Author)
A present day gift of flowers sets off delightful memories for Jean. The recollections of the day love first bloomed, and trust overcoming a frightening challenge, are carved deep into her heart.
Maddie’s Project by Anna Celeste Burke (Multi-Bestselling Author& Winner Of 2015’s Self-Published Book Most Worth Reading)
Laura’s mother, Maddie, led a life bursting at the seams, filled with family and a million projects. May changed everything. More than a decade later, Laura reflects on Maddie’s biggest project, and how it changed all their lives.
Vision of the Heart by Mary Crawford (#1 Bestselling Author African American Romance)
Facing the vision loss caused by macular degeneration is hard enough, but it’s causing Julia Concord to question everything she knows about herself as a wife, mother, and nurse. Can she handle a reunion when she’s a shadow of the person she once was?
An English Rose by Allyson R. Abbott (#1 Bestselling Author–4 Readers’ Favorite 5?s reviews)
A compelling and humorous insight of past years and present dilemma’s as Rose reflects on her usefulness in later life. Just as she acknowledges and accepts her sell-by-date is approaching, life suddenly becomes interesting again, in more ways than one.
The Art of Forgiveness by Tamara Philip (2014 Debut Nominee—Angie Ovations Outstanding Interracial Romance)
The story of one woman’s journey to find out the truth surrounding her adoption decades earlier. Amidst the tragedy of the past, she finds connections to her complicated history and a gentle reminder about the transcendent power of forgiveness and time.
The Illusion of Happiness by Neva Squires Rodriquez
Divorced and having lived under the illusion of happiness for over thirty years, Graciela struggles to find her strength. With her fiftieth birthday and Mother’s Day weekend approaching, a surprise visit helps put things into prospective for her.
The Day Before Eclosion by Adrienne Ruvalcaba
Sharon’s only daughter, Gracie, is ready to move out on her own. What should be an exciting transition is complicated by Gracie’s disability. Can Sharon learn to accept Gracie’s need for autonomy before irreparable damage is done to their relationship?
The Light We Found by Q.D. Purdu (Winning Romance—2014 Texas Writers’)
Calla has survived divorce and developed her first newly-single crush on Ben, the special guy in her triple-two-step class. Life is rocking until her ex confesses a long-hidden betrayal, and Ben reveals the most hurtful secret of all.
Forever Sunshine by Cary Allen Stone & Tyler Hosea (Multi-Bestselling Author and Top SELF-e eBooks Winner of 2015)
A letter containing the last request of their mother was handed to the son and daughter at the funeral service. They were told to read the letter at her gravesite on the year anniversary of her passing.


Tina Donahue said...

Congrats on your newest release, Cornelia. The stories sound wonderful. Great post. :)

Cornelia Amiri said...

Thank you, Tina. I appreciate that so much.

jean hart stewart said...

Would love to read this softer side of you, as I like everything you write. Lots of success with this.....

Cornelia Amiri said...

Dear Jean, thank you so much. I appreciate the kind words so much.

Brenda said...

I just bought a paperback copy for my sister. It is a huge. 700+ page book. She loves it. Thanks for the post!

anna burke said...

Tina, thanks so much for this wonderful post on your lovely blog about our Mother's Day Magic collection. I hope there's a little something in it for every mom. Cheers! Anna