Mother’s Day is May 14 this year, which means, if you act now and purchase a present, it should safely arrive beforehand. Spare yourself the stress of greeting Mom without a gift (and preventing her from rolling her eyes at another late-gift-arrival excuse) by checking out these best books to match with any kind of bookish mom.
The Secret Book of Flora Lea
by Patti Callahan Henry
Evacuated to the English countryside as World War II erupts, sisters Hazel and Flora move into a cottage on the Thames River with another family. To protect her younger sister’s innocence, Hazel tells Flora a fairy tale about a magical land where the two, alone, can escape. When Flora suddenly disappears, Hazel is left carrying the guilt—doing so well into adulthood.
That is, until a mysterious book arrives at her door set in the imaginary world that only she and Flora knew about.
Thus begins a quest to find out the truth behind Flora’s disappearance that will captivate any bookish mom in need of a reminder about the power of storytelling. For added brownie points with Mom, consider getting her a second book, like one of these recommended by SECRET BOOK OF FLORA LEA's author, Patti Callahan Henry. And if that doesn’t do it, why not make this gift into a book bundle, including all these books that author Patti Callahan Henry recommends.