I’ve been asked a couple of times for examples of good mothers in literature. I asked some friends to help, and this is a list we came up with. YOu may have more to add. Please feel free to share. In no particular order:
Anne Blythe in Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside: Anne of Green Gables Collection: 12 Books, Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne’s House of Dreams, Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside, Chronicles of Avonlea, PLUS MORE!
Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter series;The Complete Harry Potter Collection
Sarah, from Sarah, Plain and Tall, who is a stepmother, and a jewel of a lady- Sarah, Plain and Tall
Mother Carey of “Mother Carey’s Chickens” Mother Carey’s Chickens
Mrs. Moody in Little Britches series-Little Britches Series by Ralph Moody
Margot Benary-Isbert’s The Ark, who cuts down old clothes and generally holds things together when the family seems to have lost everything.
The mother in The Moffats.
Dorie: The Girl Nobody Loved
(not her own mother, of course, but her as a mother)
The mother in Swallows and Amazons.
Dame Goodwit in The Plain Princess.
Charlotte Yonge’s The Daisy chain, or Aspirations
Madeline L’Engle’s books:
The Wrinkle in Time Quintet: Books 1-5
A biography of Susanna Wesley
some Bess Streeter Aldrich titles: Mother Mason; Meet the Cutters; White Bird Flying, and more
What would you add?