Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Finds- February 18, 2011

Friday Finds

Who Loves You Best- Tess Stimson
An unforgettable story about the complex choices women make for love, motherhood, and family—and the unexpected events that open our hearts to what really matters in life.

Clare Elias feels more than ready to conquer being a parent. She’s already mastered the business world, running a flourishing chain of boutique flower shops. Her husband, Marc, is handsome, successful, supportive—and nearly a decade her junior. Clare is at the top of her game, so how hard can motherhood be?

Then the babies come—both of them. And Clare finds herself in the midst of the crisis faced by every woman who’s ever tried to Have It All. She’s sworn she won’t have her children raised by nannies the way her inattentive mother did, but when help arrives in the form of pretty, young, hyperefficient Jenna, Clare has no idea that bringing this stranger into her family will change everything. As Marc becomes distant and secretive and, worst of all, one of her babies gets sick, Clare—and Jenna—must make the kinds of heartwrenching decisions that no woman wants to face.

Wise, witty, and powerfully emotional, Who Loves You Best captures the working mother’s joys and frustrations—as well as the guilty secrets of nannies—in a tale that is surprising to the very end. (From Goodreads)

I Still Dream About You-Fannie Flagg
Though her friends think Maggie has the perfect life, she's actually perfectly miserable. The former Miss Alabama is worried about how her life has turned out - she's given up on her dream of living in a beautiful home like Crestview, and instead is a real estate agent in Birmingham.

But just when Maggie begins to wonder if there's much point in going on, her life takes a wild turn, and she finds herself catapulted into one surprising discovery after the next. As Maggie learns valuable lessons about the nature of friendship, the challenges of modern life, and the dangers of impossible dreams, she starts to see how much more there is to life than what can be listed in a Miss Alabama bio.

Bestselling author Fannie Flagg's trademark comic flair is out in full force in this fabulous new novel about the unpredictability of life. (From Goodreads)


  1. Thank you for the great reviews and for sharing these :}. I really would like to get a copy of Who Love You Best - sounds like my kind of story. I just finished another wonderful memoir book by Jin Kyu Robertson Ph.D. called, Major Dream: From Immigrant Housemaid to Harvard Ph.D. The author's story is so inspiring and has motivated me to dream big. She has overcome domestic violence, been a successful single mom, served as a major in the U.S. Army, and earned a degree from Harvard. She is the epitome of the American Dream!

  2. "Who Loves Your Best" looks really good. I love stories about parenting and motherhood.

  3. You Loves you Best was one of my Friday Finds a few weeks ago also, it looks good doesn't it.