Book Review: Mother-Daughter Duet by Cheri Fuller & Ali Plum

By Cheri Fuller & Ali PlumI really, really wanted to like this book.  As, I’ve mentioned before, I love non-fiction books.  Most non-fiction books make me want to read and never stop, but not this one.

When I found out I was pregnant with my sweet toddler I read every book about pregnancy, the child-birth process and of course followed by an array of books about infants, feeding, even making your own baby food!  As my infant has turned into a toddler, I’ve looked for resources that I can read to help me understand the mother-daughter dynamic.  I like the author want to have a great, not just good, relationship with my little one – but this book did not give me the road map.

There were a few things I liked about this book:

  • Written by a Mom & Daughter team. Each chapter starts with the Mom giving her view-point, followed by the Daughter’s perspective, then a Harmony section written by both Mom & Daughter.  While this is an interesting concept, it didn’t make for an easy read, book didn’t seem to flow well.
  • Excellent quotes at the beginning of each chapter. This book did an excellent job of starting each chapter with an awesome quote about motherhood, being a daughter or the struggles and joys of each.  I’m a sucker for a good quote!

This book just stopped short of providing the road map I’m seeking.  Most of the chapters repeat the same information and share similar stories that by the middle of the book the stories are tired.  If you’ve read a good book about this topic, please leave me a comment and give me the title!

http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781601421623&ref=externallink_mlt_motherdaughterduet_sec_0119_01

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

http://www.RandomHouse.com

One thought on “Book Review: Mother-Daughter Duet by Cheri Fuller & Ali Plum

  1. Perhaps their isn’t a roadmap, people are so different and have such unique codes. But I’m not a nonfiction person… so maybe there is. Best recomendation from me, “The 5 Love Languages for Children” I love that whole series.

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