Sunday, October 3, 2010
I'm expecting her to be a wise and mother. Is that too much? She's always been too involved in her career.

Book: Erica by Eileen Pollinger, Bethany House Publishers, 1985
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 15-19
Subjects: Erica's mom is missing in action and Erica is furious! Her mother has decided to mvoe to Boston for a year. Is her career really more important to her than her family? Shouldn't her family always come first? Besides, her mother is especially needed right now. Someone is slandering and attempting to destroy her father and his newspaper business. Erica's little brother has been sleuthing for a while, but is taking it to a new and dangerous level. Then there's Erica's personal needs. Where is her mother when she has a new guy showing interest in her and some major spiritual decisions to make? 
Notes: Erica's mom is a career woman and it frustrates Erica. She sees her mom's focus on her career as a sign that she doesn't care about her family. When her parents agree that her mom should take the temporary job increase and move to Boston for a year, they first consider all going as a family. But Erica has no desire to up and move during her senior year, so her mom winds up moving to Boston alone for the year while her dad stays back with the family and newspaper business. This is the final blow to Erica. It's just the proof she needed that her mom truly doesn't care about them at all. Then when a new boyfriend and his family tell her about Christ, Erica realizes she may need to rethink some of her conclusions. This book gets into an interesting discussion on what a godly woman looks like - comparing homemakers and career woman.
Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Revewier: J:-)mi

Colossians 3:23 - Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.


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