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“One of the most touching books that I have ever read.”–Peggy Barry


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In her newest book for Simple Truths, Heart of a Mother, author Paula J. Fox celebrates all that makes mothers so special. Paula is no stranger to Simple Truths’ readers. Her poetry and quotes have brought joy to millions in Heart of a Teacher and Heart of a Caregiver.

This particular book came about when Simple Truths founder Mac Anderson was having lunch with Paula. She said, “For years at my church, and at other churches, people have asked me to speak on Mother’s Day. I always give the same talk and thousands of people have asked if they could have a copy.“

Mac then asked, “What do you talk about?”

She said the speech is called “Heart of a Mother…The Beauty of a Mother’s Love.” “However, what makes it unique is that I compare a mother’s love to thirty-one different flowers. After I talk about each flower, I reach down and place that flower in a vase. At the end, there is a beautiful bouquet of flowers… each symbolic of the love a mother has for her child. People love it!”

Any mother will enjoy the pairing of the beauty of a mother’s love with quotes inspired by the unique bond between mothers and children. A mother’s love is portrayed in a beautiful floral design that’s a feast for the eye as well as the soul. Each flower represents a different characteristic of mothers. For example, the gladiola is compared to mothers as follows:

It takes a lot of strength to be a mother, illustrated by the gladiola…a strong, powerful flower that is a favorite in large arrangements because of its size. The name gladiola comes from a Greek word meaning “sword,” reminding us that a mother is a powerful force for her children. She is their advocate, always on their side, and is willing to fight for them against all adversity.

  • Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 6.5"
  • Page Count: 143
  • Video Run Time: 2 mins 53 secs
  • eBook Format: .epub

About Author

PAULA J. FOX describes herself as a lifetime student whose passion is to continue learning and applying godly wisdom in her life so that she can share it with others. Her desire is to inspire and motivate others to live a life of purpose and significance. She is a teacher at heart with a degree in special education and 35 years of experience teaching and leading all ages from preschool through adult.

She and her husband, Larry, have three grown children, and she is now able to devote more of her time to writing. Besides being a teacher and leader in her own church, she is the founder and leader of L’dor (Ladies’ day of renewal), a home-based Bible study for women. This ministry, which began over 25 years ago, meets weekly in homes where they worship together through songs and scriptures, sharing and studying God’s Word together. Paula loves researching and writing her own lessons for L’dor as well as writing poetry and prose. She also enjoys speaking to women’s groups and retreats.

What Readers are Saying

Average Rating:
4.9 (based on 64 reviews)

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    Christine Glock
    02/57/2012 02/27/2012
    • 5.0
    Heart of a Mother
    I loved the book. I did not receive the Free Greeting Card that is mentioned on this survey request.
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      03/62/2012 03/03/2012
      • 5.0
      Highest Recommendation
      Such a beautiful book! I purchased it for my daughter-in-law for Mothers Day. The stories, poems, and quotes are so meaningful for her as a young mother. It is the kind of book that she can keep and treasure as our grandchildren grow up, remembering their precious moments in her heart. I was especially pleased that the greeting card was included free of charge. All-in-all it makes a lovely gift.
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        03/64/2012 03/05/2012
        • 5.0
        High Recommended
        The book is beautifully illustrated. There is a word associated with each flower along with a written comments that speaks to the reader and adds significance to that flower. Beautiful present to give to any mother.
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          Mary Freeman
          03/68/2012 03/09/2012
          • 5.0
          Heart of a Mother
          The book is very nice-- got as a gift for my grand-daughter who is expecting first child this summer-- I know she will love it...
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            03/85/2012 03/26/2012
            • 5.0
            Heart of a Mother
            I ordered one for my Mother and one for my Mother-in-law for Mother's Day. They are beautifully done and I think both mother's are going to love them.
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