Wednesday, May 7, 2014


by Lizzie Turner from the Ashton Corners Book Club
     Mysteries, by Erika Chase

With Mother’s Day just a few days off, I’m wracking my brain trying to come up with the perfect gift. I go through this every year, hoping to find something that will really catch my mama’s attention.  Of course, I try to find that perfect gift for every occasion.

When I think back to Mother’s Day celebrations in the past, I go straight to the year that my daddy gave us both a gift, saying that his two favorite people in the whole world shared the day. I still have the charm bracelet that he gave me and Mama has the porcelain rose broach tucked away in her jewelry box. I wonder each year, if she remembers that day.

For the many past years, Mother’s Day has meant having lunch in the dining hall at the Magnolia Manor, where Mama is a resident in care. The meals have always been very tasty, there have been fresh carnations for each of the mamas, and dessert has been something very out-of-the-ordinary. One time it was an amazing Pecan pie; the other, a chocolate red velvet layer cake to remember. The desserts always bring a smile to Mama’s face.

So, my problem is, I’m stuck. Really honestly and truly stuck this year. Since I can’t think of something really personal, one that I hope will touch some chord of memory, I think I’ll go for something that would bring a smile to any mama’s face. 

What has been a special gift you’ve given your mama, or have received from your kids on Mother’s Day?


COVER STORY, the third in the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries 
is now available!

 Also available are READ AND BURIED and, A KILLER READ,  (#2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Mystery)

Coming August 2014, BOOK FAIR AND FOUL
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  1. Is there a sweet she particularly likes (and can still eat...)? Chocolate?

  2. My crew got me Mell Corcoran's Shadows of Doubt. They know I love a good Paranormal Mystery and they did well. Can't go wrong with books for me! I recommend her book to everyone, is her site, so glad my kids and hubs found her as I really enjoy it!