My Mother’s Wish Book Review and Giveaway

mothers_wish_coverMy Mother’s Wish, An American Christmas Carol, by Jerry Camery-Hoggatt, is a sweet little Christmas story told with the imagery of  Garrison Keillor, if Garrison Keillor had the bizarre sense of humor and imagination of Tim Burton. 

My Mother’s Wish tells the story of Ellee, a young girl who embraces being “contrariwise” in every sense of the word.  She insists on being her own person, defying the mold her strong willed, proper mother has created for her.  She resists her given (read “forced upon”) nae of Eleanor and the image it conjures. 

Ellee paints word pictures that will make the reader feel 8 years old all over again.  In fact, her narrative style will remind you of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird.   Ellee is wise beyond her years, funny and sadly misunderstood.  But in the end, she is loved and accepted for who she really is.  This is a tale of reconcilliation . . . a wry, hilarious, sad little tale of eventual acceptance and forgiveness.  Thankfully, Christmas morning comes just in time.

Here’s the summary of the book provided by the publisher:

An affecting tale, My Mother’s Wish will remind you of the power of grand hopes and effect of impossible expectations. You’ll witness the influence every life has on another, and you’ll find new reasons to believe in the comfort and joy in an everyday, American version of the story of Christmas: being known and loved, just as you are.

I have two copies of this book to giveaway.  Just send your name and mailing address to to register for My Mother’s Wish.  TWO winners will be drawn at random this Friday, November 21st.  Good luck!  If you don’t win, you can buy this book from and other booksellers.  It would make a great holiday gift.


1 Comment »

  1. RebekahC said

    I entered! Thanks

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