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The Real Mother
     

The Real Mother

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by Judith Michael
 

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Judith Michael is beloved around the world for powerful stories of love and family. Now this renowned author returns with a richly emotional tale of the many kinds of love and the collision of good and evil that threatens to tear a family apart.

Sara Elliott has been forced to give up the life she's dreamed of to return home to Chicago and take charge of her

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Real Mother 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Writing under the name of Judith Michael, the husband/wife team of Judith Barnard and Michael Fain have won a host of fans (A Certain Smile). They know just how much romance to blend with suspense to make readers happy. They've done it again with 'The Real Mother.' Daytime Emmy nominee Melissa Leo gives a virtuoso performance of this story of a giving young woman faced with difficult choices. She beautifully segues between the almost saintly Sara Elliott and the often foul-mouthed 20-year-old Mack. When Sara's mother suffers a disabling stroke, Sara returns to Chicago to take on the care of her step brothers and sisters. There is no one else. Her father is dead, her mother's second husband took off, and Mack, the eldest from her mother's second marriage, also took to the road - but not for long. Mack returns, rather nonchalantly just as if he had never deserted his responsibility for his younger siblings. He's a complex character, swinging between volatile and thoughtful. It's not long before the young ones align themselves with him against Sara. However, there's light on the horizon in the form of Reuben, a steadfast man from New York who wants to build a low-income housing project. As we best know, the best laid plans can go awry or made to go awry. An engrossing listen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Judith Michael books for years. After many months of anticipation, I was truly disappointed. I found the dialogue very stilted and adult-like for children who are supposed to be 10 and 13 years of age. There are many scenes not fully explained or followed through. After I finished reading this book, I could only think, 'What was the point?'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. My own family is going through some hard times, and I felt supported and hopeful because The Real Mother showed that even 'not normal' families are good and supportive and strong. I am a big Judith Michael fan and like all her books, this one is well written, thoughtful, sensitive--and a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way to go thanks for giving away the whole story. Why dont spoilers just SHUT UP
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