I haven't yet read this book, Former Things, by Gail Lowe but I am going to order it and read it.
The author has a blog, Former Things - Planting a Seed Called Forgiveness, that I am linking to right here. She writes beautifully. From what I have read on her blog, I expect that her novel is an excellent read. I am recommending it without having read it.
This is a belated Mother's Day present to visitors. I just found a reference to this novel this morning, the day after Mother's Day.