Thursday, August 18, 2016
#Review: Dearest Mother, Dearest Friend by Catherine Marshall #Memoir
Based on personal journals and letters of beloved author Catherine Marshall, Dearest Mother, Dearest Friendis a collection of inspirational thoughts and about being a mother. A deeply devout Godly woman, Marshall's mother;Leonara Wood, was one of the most in influential people in Catherine's life--so influential in fact, that her real-life story was the basis for Marshall's most successful novel,Christy.Readers can catch a glimpse of their beautiful relationship in Dearest Mother, Dearest Friend.
This book is a sweet testament from author Catherine Marshall to her Mother. She chronicles her mother's arrival at a mission school all the way up to the present time prior to the author's death. The book has letters written to and from her mother through childhood, college, writing, children, and marriages.
The book surprisingly concludes with the untimely death of the author. The last mentions are from her own Mother who at the time of publishing in 2001 was then 92 years old and had outlived many of her own relatives including her author daughter. She laments briefly of her loss but as faith is strong for her, knows that she will see her again.
I give the book 3 stars.
Disclosure: I picked up a copy of this book for my own collections. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours.
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Note: Sadly this author is now deceased.