Reflections in the Mirror
By: Riley Hunter Cooper
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About the Book
Reflections in the Mirror is a love story of a mother and her youngest daughter. Between the lines, unspoken life parallels were discovered and fully put to rest. The true essence of motherhood and unconditional love were revealed as the author faced her own life challenges through the lens of her late mother. As is often the case, one can only move forward through looking back. The touch points of love and loss, childhood difficulties, divorce, financial challenges, and ultimately death are uncovered. This book gives all daughters of age a glimpse into the person they call “Mother.” Through this writing, they can come to fully appreciate their mothers as individual people with their own hopes, dreams, loves, and goals.
Reflections in the Mirror: The Mother-Daughter Dance represents a faith journey between two strong women facing some of life's most difficult challenges. Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions for the reader to reflect on her own life journey. While the book appeals to women of any age, it is also a great resource for book groups to utilize to stretch their thinking in all things Mother.
About the Author
Riley Hunter Cooper is at heart, first and foremost, a mother, step-mother, and grandmother. She has also been a health care executive for over thirty years. A product of the Women’s Movement of the late 1970s, she received both her Bachelor degree and MBA while in her twenties immediately prior to starting her family. After her divorce at age thirty-seven, Cooper embarked on her own personal odyssey of self-discovery and the study of relationships. Cooper has participated in and facilitated personal transformation sessions through her local church for several years.
In her free time, Cooper enjoys dance, Zumba, biking, in-line skating, and walking. She is also an accomplished gardener who just enjoys being outdoors. A home-body by nature, Cooper, her husband, and dog enjoy outdoor grilling, sipping wine by their fire pit while watching as many sunsets over their backyard pond as they possibly can. She and her husband are the proud parents of seven adult children, eleven grandchildren, including the latest, Scott Riley, and five grand-dogs. They live in a suburb of Chicago with their dog, Riley.
(2017, Paperback, 204 pages)