Thursday, February 10, 2011

Motherless: Book Review

Read my thoughts on Fatherless, the first book in this trilogy by clicking here.

The short response to this book: Enjoyed it and loved it as much as the first!!

Can I mention how sad I was when I turned the last page? VERY.

Motherless by Brian J. Gail continued to build on the story that Fatherless created and is set about twenty years later, leaving it written in present day and with many current event references. The same characters I came to know in the first book are followed once again and play the major roles. I may have developed an even greater fondness for my favorite, Maggie Kealey.

You may recall that Fatherless took on the task of exposing the harshness in the birth control and entertainment industries. Motherless takes a different, although not completely unrelated direction while focusing emphasis more on reproductive technology, as well as embryonic stem cell research.

If you are not open to the realities of stem cell and embryonic research or reproductive technologies of today and you'd rather be in the dark, then I suggest you not read this book. I think there is more truth within these pages than we may even begin to be open to in the realities of in our modern day and age.

Do not lose heart though. This book is also filled with hope and possibilities of what could be in health care, if but even a few stand for what is right, good and moral. Mr. Gail again has not left this book without inspiration, heart wrenching realities and faithfulness exhibited by its characters. Motherless once again draws in the reader just as Fatherless did: to examine our lives, morals, values and hearts.

I highly recommend reading the first book and the following with this one. Be sure you have plenty of time to devout to them, since I doubt that you will be able to put them down.

I'm eagerly awaiting the final book, Childless, which is due to be published later this Fall.

I received this book as a Christmas gift from my husband who bought it from Human Life International.

If you are interested in reading more reviews and more about the author, you can find it at

**This is purely my own personal review to share with my blog readers. No goods or fees were exchanged.


  1. Ah, you beat me to it! I'm almost done, and I have to review it for the Catholic Company (that's how I got it for free!!). I need to get on that :)

  2. Sarah, I have not heard of these. So glad to now and know that they are recommended. Wonderful! Especially with spring break coming up around the corner.

  3. Hello Sarah,
    Just read Fatherless for a Catholic Book Club. Glad you put in there that it may be a hard read for some. I liked the book, but was sad about the decisions people made--of course. We are now going to read Motherless.

    Praying for you and your little-----BOY!!!! My guess for today!!

  4. Do you have to read them in order?

  5. Colleen, eagerly awaiting your review too!! I tried to wait, but when I finished reading it I just had to share :)

    Jamie, as far as I know they don't have to be read in order, but I think I'd highly recommend it.


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