An Accidental Mother by Katherine Anne Kindred

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After her divorce, Kate Kindred decided that she would live her life without children. But then she fell in love with Jim, a handsome, caring man who had custody of his two-year-old son, Michael. And she fell in love with the boy, too. During the six years they all lived together, Kate learned the deep joys of motherhood—that was the gift that Michael gave her. But when her relationship with Jim ended, he denied her any contact with Michael.

And her heart was broken.

An Accidental Mother beautifully describes the joys of mothering a young boy through complicated times. With sweet simple anecdotes and complex emotions, Kate Kindred marks every page with tears, including those that the most loving laughter can bring to any parent.

About Katherine Anne Kindred

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Katherine Kindred has been previously published in the Literary Journal Memoir (and). She lives in Phoenix with her dog, Sophie. This is her first book.
Published September 26, 2011 by Unbridled Books. 223 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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“This is a book for all women. For those who are mothers and for those who are not.”

Sep 27 2011 | Read Full Review of An Accidental Mother

Star Tribune

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"An Accidental Mother" fits well into this era of publicly sharing one's diary -- not because it's a torrid confessional, but because it's not.

Sep 24 2011 | Read Full Review of An Accidental Mother


The book is full of short anecdotes about raising Michael and Kate, drawings and handwritten notes from Michael, and a detailed account of Kate’s voyage into, and out of, motherhood.

Aug 16 2011 | Read Full Review of An Accidental Mother

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