Thursday, March 04, 2010

Mother-Daughter Duet by Cheri Fuller

Mother-Daughter Duet Mother-Daughter Duet by Cheri Fuller

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


When a daughter is born, her mother has a thousand hopes and dreams for her, especially that they will be best friends one day.

Unfortunately, even the best of intentions can go awry. There are so many challenges on the journey to adult friendship that the reality is fraught with friction and frustration. But a harmonious relationship is possible.

Award-winning author Cheri Fuller and her daughter, Ali Plum, have been there and have discovered the keys to a healthy relationship. In Mother-Daughter Duet they share their story—each from her own perspective—in which they have experienced distance and tension, growth and challenge, and, ultimately, acceptance and harmony. Filled with personal anecdotes and based on several basic principles (letting go; listening; respect; setting boundaries; and more), Mother-Daughter Duet helps moms repair the breach so that daughters want to draw close.

The mother-daughter dynamic is intense, personal, complex, and unique. But mothers and daughters can achieve mutual respect and learn to celebrate their differences when they learn the two-part harmony of the mother-daughter duet.


The Mother-Daughter team of Cheri Fuller and Ali Plum have given us a book about "getting to the relationship you want with your adult daughter".  While this book has parts that are beneficial and encouraging, I personally did not like the solutions to many of the issues mothers and daughters face in their relationships with one another. Time after time I found the answers to the problems to be secular thoughts tied onto a verse or Biblical application and not Biblically sound from start to finish.

I have read other books by Cheri Fuller - like A Busy Woman's Guide To Prayer - and really enjoyed them and encourage you to read that one instead.


Cheri Fuller is a best-selling, award-winning author whose books have sold more than one million copies. She speaks to a wide range of women at women’s conferences and is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs.

Ali Plum is Cheri’s daughter, a writer and songwriter, a wife, and a mother to Noah and Luke. She and her mom have weathered the ups and downs of their relationship to find one of the most treasured, honest relationships of their lives. Ali has recorded background vocals for popular musicians, and Mother-Daughter Duet marks her debut into book publishing.

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This book was provided for review courtesy of Multnomah.  I was not compensated in anyway for this review and the thoughts are my honest opinions.

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