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A Mother's Day: A Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Kaira Rouda
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mary's son is an autistic teen. Julie's son is a precocious 10-year-old. Lynne's son is six-months old. None of the moms realize it, but on this one day, one tragic act will connect them, reawakening each woman to her own special gifts, while strengthening her love for her own son. Three mothers. Three sons. Six lives that will be positively changed forever.

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Three mothers. Three sons. One day that connects them. Kaira Rouda tackles the big issues of life and death with candor and hope in this tribute to motherhood. A tragic event reawakens each woman to her own special gifts, and her love for family and friends is reborn. Three mothers. Three sons. Six lives that will be changed forever.

Product Details

  • File Size: 168 KB
  • Print Length: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press (May 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Z2KDEC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #984,593 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic detail and atypical events! May 10, 2011
By Hobson
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Kaira Rouda does an amazing job of weaving three disparate tales together by uniting them around a single shocking event as observed by three very different types of women, all at different stages of motherhood. Her voice is authentic and each story is engaging and leaves you wanting to know more. It was a perfect story
to enjoy on a sunny day on my deck and so easy to download on the spot. I will definitely buy Rouda's new novel Here Home Hope as well!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, fun read for Moms on the Kindle May 6, 2011
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I love this cover and the amazing .99 price (have downloaded it and told all my friends who have Kindles.) I was looking for something fun to read - this was it for me! As a mom of three and an avid reader, I enjoyed the short story which delves into the lives of three different women who are mothers - each of them is at a different stage of motherhood (a new mom with a baby to a mom of a teenage son) and each has boys (I have two sons myself). We get a peek into the lives of these three women on Mother's Day and a shocking event that happens that they are all tied to in some way - a life-changing event - and eventually see how the three moms are connected (think like the movie CRASH with Sandra Bullock where the characters are slightly connected). I enjoyed this short story and want it to be a full length book so I can read the rest of the story! For those who enjoy it, you can dive into the author's new fiction full-length novel called HERE, HOME, HOPE also out this month and focuses on one woman who is also a mother. Both are great reads for women who enjoy women's fiction novels that are both inspiring, real and well written.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Light Blue for Ms. Rouda! November 10, 2011
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When I started this short story I wondered how it could possibly turn out as a good story with the event that happened in the first chapter. After seeing the way Ms. Rouda took the chapters and the characters and gave us a view into the lives of these mothers and children, it all made perfect sense.

Nicely written - very quick read - sad moment but wonderfully heartwarming! Ms. Rouda - you're Light Blue!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The ties that bind January 29, 2012
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This short story, "A Mother's Day" by Kaira Rouda, takes place a couple of weeks before Mother's Day. Three mothers, all mothers of sons of varying ages, are tied to an event that two of them witness and it effects the mothers and two of the sons in ways one wouldn't expect. Out of the sadness that they witness comes hope for the mothers and their families that show the strength these women have in order to take such a thing and turn it into how they can be better mothers, wives and servants to society.

The story is written in three parts from the viewpoints of mothers Julie, Lynne and Mary. Julie's boy is school age, Lynne's is a baby in a stroller and Mary's son is a senior in high school who has Asperger's Syndrome. Although they each have their own problems to face, all of these mothers want the best life possible for their sons, and work hard to provide it.

The story is well-written and is a nice tribute to the strength and dedication to mothers as a Mother's Day story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing Situation July 10, 2014
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I recently read my first book by this author, In The Mirror. It was such a good book, that I went looking for more of her writing and found this short story.

As a mother of a son, and seeing the book is about three mothers and sons, I thought it sounded interesting. The author managed to write a very heart touching story in only 20 pages. Without giving too much away, I'll just say it was very creative how the author gave us a traumatic situation that involves three mothers and their sons. They didn't know each other yet just as in life, everyone handles things differently.

If you like meaningful short stories, I definitely recommend this one! It is a quick read that will stay with you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars #Mothers Day/Good Reads/Grief and Grieving July 1, 2014
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I'm not sure I should call this book a page turner or a tear jerker. Imagine if you're a parent dropping your child off to school,the baby sitter or just out for a ride. You and your child witness the unthinkable. (You define unthinkable whatever unthinkable is for you.) This book is that type of story and if you get it, you won't want to put it down until you're finished reading. Good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I love short stories. I don't always need to know the outcome for every character in each situation. Short stories allow my imagination to wonder and think about the characters. This short by Ms. Rouda invokes my imagination.

I like how Ms. Rouda gives us glimpses at each of these mothers and their sons. Her writing is beautiful and flows with ease.

Thank you for this short story, Ms. Rouda.
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More About the Author

Kaira Rouda is a multiple award-winning author of three novels including HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her nonfiction title, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, continues to inspire women internationally.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four children and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, @KairaRouda, and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books.

For more about Kaira and her books, please visit wwww.KairaRouda.com.


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