A Song for My Mother
Years after running away with her boyfriend in her junior year of high school, Marly Hanson returns to Dreyerville at the request of her daughter, Katie, who has recently been treated for brain cancer. Katie has never met her grandmother, Marly's mother, Winnie. But Marly and Winnie have been estranged for years, and confronting the past for each of them is painful. The homecoming is bittersweet, but revisiting the conflict between them is crucial if Marly and her mother are ever to find the bond they shared before Marly left Dreyerville.
To complicate matters, living next door to Winnie is handsome sheriff and widower Reed Bennett, and his son, Ham, who is close to Katie's age. Ham and Katie become fast friends, while the parents find their attraction to one another going deeper than mere friendship. But Marly's time in Dreyerville is limited and risking her heart isn t something she's willing to do.
As the days slip past, and though she tries to avoid it, Marly and Reed become more deeply involved. Can she risk loving the handsome sheriff and giving up the future she worked so hard to forge for herself and her daughter? Can she make a life in Dreyerville after what happened all those years ago?
Will Marly finally realize that her true destiny and ultimate happiness lies in coming to terms with her past?
Praise For A Song for My Mother…
“A heartwarming, feel-good story of the power of love in many of its manifestations, including the romantic. I loved it!”
—Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author of A Matter of Class
“Kat Martin has the uncanny and delicate ability to pluck the heartstrings of the reader, and she’s done it again with pitch-perfect tone in A Song for My Mother.”
—Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Love Song
“A feel-good, honest, earnest story that is sure to tug at the heart strings and have readers reaching for their telephones. If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, you’d be hard-pressed to find one better.”
—New York Journal of Books
“A Song for My Mother is a story about healing and connection. It's about letting go of the past and finding something so much more important. It's a heart-warming tale perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.”
—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author
Vanguard Press, 9781593156565, 224pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2011