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Reverend Mother's Daughter
Reverend Mother's Daughter

Reverend Mother's Daughter

A Real Life Story


198 Pages, 6.55 x 9.02

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.99 (CA $20.00) (CA $20.00) (US $14.99) (US $14.99)

Publication Date: November 2007

ISBN 9780978742812

Rights: WOR

Believe Books, LLC (Nov 2007)

Price: $14.99


Reverend Mother's Daughter is the extraordinary real life story of author Mary Haskett. In her rivetting account, the author experiences racial rejection, abuse and the terrors of war but is lovingly adopted by a compassionate Reverend Mother. Starting in England in 1934, Mary takes the reader on a dramatic journey—from the time of her rejection by her birth family and her adoption by her benefactor (the Mother Superior of a nunnery) through years of struggle, abuse and confusion to the joyful life that she lives today.Mary skillfully writes of her experiences and of the people who were part of her life—those who were very dear to her and those caregivers who abused their authority when she was separated from Reverend Mother by the war, of her many childhood experiences away from her care, the reunion with her at age fourteen and the gradual emergence into adulthood. She tells how she followed Reverend Mother's wishes, reluctantly pursuing a career in nursing, despite her desire to escape the real world through a life in show business.She introduces the reader to Mario, her first love, who swept her into a new world, took her to Paris for their honeymoon, to Italy, to meet his family and eventually to the Bahamas, where they lived with their children. One day her world comes to a crashing halt when Mario leaves her for another woman.Mary's poignant search for her birth family, their rejection and eventual acceptance of her, make for a heart-rending, dramatic story that will bless every reader. This book reads like a novel and yet it is a real life story and true in every way. Only towards the end of the book does Mary come to an understanding of the love of Jesus for her and embrace it with all her heart. She presents the wonderful message of God's salvation in such a gentle way that all readers - those who believe and those who do not yet believe - will receive the message with joy and be glad they have read this uplifting book.


"An obviously gifted story-teller, Mary writes this riveting account of her own life with heart-warming honesty, charming humor and great doses of grace. In all of it—her birth in unusual circumstances, her childhood joys and struggles in war-torn England, her great loves and painful disappointments and her inspiring walk with her Best Friend—there is never a dull moment." — Fay Rowe, Author of What's in a Name and Keepers of the Testimony

"From the first page, you'll be swept away on the incredible journey that has been Mary Haskett's life. She shows us over and over how God sees and cares for his children -- even when we think He is silent." — Ginger Kolbaba, Author of Desperate Pastors' Wives and editor of Marriage Partnership

Author Biography

Mary Haskett's writings have been published in Upper Room Magazine, Beyond Ordinary Living magazine, Christian Life in London and as a contributing author in Every Day Grace, Every day Miracle.  Active for over thirty years in church ministry, she served as president of women's ministries, ran a ministry for single parents and their children and led a vibrant prayer group in her home. She is the leader and founder of Ready Writers, London, a Christian writers group and is Assistant Prayer Coordinator for the Word Guild of Canada. Mary Haskett lives in London, Ontario with her husband Allan and together they joyfully serve the Lord. Between them they have six children, two daughter-in-laws, two son-in-laws and five grandchildren ranging in age from 1 year to 20 years, all of whom they love dearly.