Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day! (winner of The Threadbare Heart Contest)

Threadbare Heart
To celebrate Mother's Day and the wonderful mothers in the world, and also to celebrate the release of Jennie Nash's Threadbare Heart I present you the winning entry for Jennie Nash's Threadbare Heart contest. Sally is the winner! She wins an autographed copy and moves on to the next round. It's all a little like American Idol. Here's her entry:

My newest favorite mother-daughter team in literature is Clare Cosi and her ex-mother-in-law, Madam Blanche Dreyfus Allegro Dubois of Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mysteries. Madam is the owner of the Greenwich Village coffee house, The Village Blend. She hired Clare with the plan to eventurally take over as half-owner and unbeknownst to Clare she has also hired her son and Clare's ex-husband Matteo to be the other employee and half owner. Clare and Madam have a very good relationship - very much mother-daughter. They also solve mysteries together and get into all kinds of trouble together. Madam, very much like the current day Clare was a single mother and had to pull herself up by the bootstraps and develop a successful coffeehouse forthe very unique population of Greenwich Village. Madam happens to have a large closet full of clothes of all time-periods which come in handy for Clare’s mystery solving. Madam is highly insulted when Clare doesn't include her in her sleuthing, so she usually invites herself. They have a great relationship. It doesn't hurt that Clare has her only young adult grandchild, whom she adores and spoils. These two women have warm, close relationship. Madam keeps trying to reunite her son and ex-daughter-in-law, but it isn’t working out for her. Clare loves her ex-mother-in-law, and also will probably always love her son, shejust can’t be married to him. You might think this relationship is unusual and I would agree, but it definitely works for the series of books.

I just want to wish every mother out there a happy Mother's Day. I know that being a mother is hard work and requires great love and self-sacrifice. I hope you will be able to cherish time with your loved ones and kick back and relax a little today, for all that you give on every other day.


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