Here is a list of books that feature resilient single mothers and their heart-warming relationships with their children. The characterizations in these books are particularly brilliant. They depict the emotional as well as practical trials and tribulations that single mothers face, and how they get through them and find ways, uncannily, to thrive. So without delay lets get right into the topic and look at best books with heart touching single mother stories.
Best Books With Heart Touching Single Mother Stories:
Room by Emma Donoghue
This psychological thriller does what very few manage to do – it moves you to tears. Indeed, this is not just a disturbing story, it is a poignant tale of a mother’s love for her son. Ma gives Jack a relatively good life within the confines of the room she is kidnapped in, but she knows that he must see the world to be able to live in it. So she devises an escape plan. Together, the tenacious mother and brave son navigate the journey to freedom.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This is the story of Mia, an ‘enigmatic artist’ (as the back cover says) and a single mother to a wonderful teen daughter. When she moves into a house governed only by rules and meticulousness, the children of the landowners are all attracted to her. But she has a mysterious past and a penchant for rule breaking, which can have adverse effects on them.
Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
This warm, fuzzy read is the story of Jess, a single mom who has seen way too many broken relationships in life. This has made her skeptical of love, but when a company comes up with DNA matchmaking tactics set to change the dating scene forever, she yields. Numbers and stats are her forte after all! But the company matches her with its owner, a stubborn, hard-hearted man. As the story unfolds, a curious and heartwarming romance buds between the two.
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
At the heart of this story is a hardworking single mother and an eccentric family. Jess’s husband has vanished, her son is being bullied and her daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity she really cannot afford. Enter Ted, the knight in shining armour and antidote to all of Jess’ problems. Except he seems to be having problems of his own – including but not limited to a dysfunctional family.
How To Party With An Infant by Kaui Hart Hemmings
The protagonist single mom of this story, Mele Bart, raises her daughter Ellie with warmth, nurturance and love. But when the father suddenly drops into their life, announcing that he is getting married again and wants Ellie to be a flower girl, she is flustered. Obsessing over his perfect wife, her cooking competition and parenting, she somehow navigates her life.
The L Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks
This book is the story of an expectant single mother, the heavily pregnant Jane, who moves into a house where she finds unexpected companionship. In this boarding house, there may be no romantic fulfillment for her, but there sure is a lot of love, laughter and luck in store for her.
Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
This non fictional account of a Michigan housewife follows her as she goes to her husband’s native place in Iran. Here their vacation becomes a permanent stay as her husband becomes a Shiite Muslim, a faith that treats women as near slaves. Slowly, she finds the power and strength within to leave him and the abuse meted out on her and her daughter.
The Millstone by Margaret Drabble
This novel, which unfolds in the 1960s London, follows a woman who becomes pregnant as a result of a one night stand. What follows is the story of courage, resilience and endurance as Rosamund braves a judgemental society all on her own.
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Best Books With Heart Touching Single Mother Stories