10 Feel-Good Books to Make your Mum Smile this Mother’s Day

10 Feel-Good Books to Make your Mum Smile this Mother’s Day

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

If your mum enjoyed the first two Lou Clark books then she’ll love the third and final instalment of Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You trilogy. In Still Me, Lou Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Sam alive across thousands of miles. As she finds herself in the world of the super-rich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life but not without facing obstacles along the way.

Funny, romantic, and poignant, Still Me follows Lou as she tries to stay true to herself, while pushing to live boldly in her brave new world.

Against All Odds by Danielle Steel

A powerful story of a mother’s unconditional love, Danielle Steel’s new book, Against All Odds, is the perfect present for your mum.

Kate Madison’s stylish boutique has been a big success in New York, supporting her and her four children since her husband’s untimely death. Now her children have grown up and are ready to forge lives of their own. Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, falls for a client in a criminal case. Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true. Justin is a struggling writer who pushes his partner for children before they’re financially or emotionally ready. And Willie, the youngest, makes a choice that shocks them all. For Kate – loving, supportive and outspoken – the hardest lesson will be that she can’t protect her children from their choices, but can only love them as they make them.

An Unsuitable Match by Joanna Trollope

Rose Woodrowe’s fiancé Tyler Masson is a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem is that this isn’t the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter. Rose’s daughter, Laura can’t forget her parents’ painful divorce and doesn’t want to see her mother hurt again. The twins, Emmy and Nat, simply don’t trust the man their mother has fallen for. Then there are Tyler’s children: Seth, too busy with his San Francisco sourdough bakery to get to know his father’s new partner; and Mallory, the aspiring actress, who is still wrestling with the issues of her own childhood. Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?

An uplifting story of love, family and second chances with a poignant message about compromise, An Unsuitable Match is an ideal present for a mum who is always putting other people’s happiness before their own.

Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she “meets” an old lady on a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she’d hoped – and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations. When Marnie needs a refuge after a crisis, she ups sticks and heads for Wychwell – a temporary measure, so she thinks but she soon realises Wychwell has claimed her as its own and she is duty bound not to leave.

A gorgeous read full of love, life and laughter, The Perfectly Imperfect Woman is a heart-warming and hilarious new novel from the queen of feel-good fiction.

Coming Home by Fern Britton

Coming Home by Fern Britton is an epic tale about three generations of women, their lives, their loves and their longing to come home to Cornwall.

When Ella comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart after the death of her beloved grandmother, Adela, she finds her home again and discovers a new life, but she also opens a treasure trove of secrets. Twenty years ago Ella’s mother Sennen ran away from Cornwall. Sennen had been a young single mum and, unable to cope, had left their children with her mother Adela…and a part of her with them. She’s spent the years since hiding from her past, hiding from herself. Now it’s time to come back to Cornwall. To face her mistakes. To pray for forgiveness. And to hope for a future with her long-lost daughter and son.

A Mother’s Grace by Rosie Goodwin

Set in Warwickshire in 1910, pious young Grace Kettle escapes the world of her unsavoury and bullying father to train to be a nun. But when she meets the dashing and devout Father Luke her world is turned upside down. Her faith is tested and she is driven to make a scandalous and life-changing choice – one she may well spend the rest of her days seeking forgiveness for.

An absorbing saga with a plucky and determined heroine at its heart, A Mother’s Grace is the ideal gift for mums who are fans of Dilly Court and Catherine Cookson.

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

After ten years together, Sylvie and Dan have a very happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. That is until someone mentions that they could be together for another sixty-eight years and panic sets in. To keep their relationship alive, they decide to create little surprises for one another, from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates, but mishaps arise with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, the surprises turn to shocking discoveries. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all.

A lovely story that explores what makes a loyal, loving marriage, Surprise Me is scattered with hilarious shenanigans and few jaw-dropping revelations! Fun, light-hearted and laugh out loud, Surprise Me is everything we love about Sophie Kinsella’s books!

The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

Full of warmth and wisdom, The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly is a story about finding happiness on your own terms.

Meet Ginger, Sam and Callie. They all share the same birthday and their milestone birthdays mark the start of a year the will change everything. Ginger isn’t spending her 30th the way she planned and it might be the first day of the rest of her life, or a total disaster. Sam is finally pregnant after years of trying but when her waters break on the morning of her 40th birthday she starts to panic about becoming a mother. Callie is having a big party at her home in Dublin to celebrate her 50th but a knock at the door turns her perfect life upside down. As fate brings the three women together, they learn how to find strength in difficult circumstances through friendship.

A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde

Lorna is a talented gardener and Philly is a plantswoman. Together they work in the grounds of a beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds. They enjoy their jobs and are surrounded by family and friends. But for them both the door to true love remains resolutely closed. So when Lorna is introduced to Jack at a dinner party and Lucien catches Philly’s eye at the local farmers market, it seems that dreams really can come true and happy endings lie just around the corner. However, troublesome parents, the unexpected arrival of someone from Lorna’s past, and the discovery of an old and secret garden mean their lives are about to become a lot more complicated.

A deliciously enjoyable read full of romance and hilarity, A Secret Garden is the perfect book for mum’s who want to escape the real world for a while.

The Mother’s of Lovely Lane by Nadine Dorries

Life and death, love and loss, jealousies, rivalries and betrayals are woven into a rich tapestry in Nadine Dorries’ fantastic series about poverty, sacrifice and community spirit in post-war Liverpool and the early days of the NHS.

Noleen Delaney is one of an army of night cleaners at St Angelus hospital in Liverpool. Since her husband was injured in the war, she has supported her five children. When Finn, her youngest, passes the eleven plus exam, Noleen feels faint. Allowing Finn to attend the grammar will stretch her purse too far. Bronia Ryan has battled depression since her husband died and now one of her sons is in prison. Her youngest, Lorcan, wants no part of a life of crime, but how can he ever escape? Or protect his mother from her vicious eldest son? As usual, St Angelus is at the heart of things. The Mothers of Lovely Lane is an inspiring, uplifting novel filled with love, friendship and secrets with motherhood at its heart.