In Mommy for Rent by Lori Handeland, a Rent-a-Mommy job for the Mother's Day picnic turns into the real thing.
In Along Came a Daughter by Rebecca Winters, a daughter goes to work for her dream mom...and then has to wait for her dad to fall in love.
In Baby Steps by Anna DeStefano, it takes a troubled little boy to help a woman take baby steps toward a loving future with her husband.
Poignant, heartwarming, and satisfying, this trio of novellas highlights the different faces of motherhood and is a tribute to mothers everywhere. When Dani Delgado volunteers her nonexistent Mommy to help with the Mother's Day Picnic, she hires Kelly Rosholt to play the role and ends up with a new stepmother in Handeland's "Mommy for Rent." A teenager takes a hand in ensuring her single dad's romantic happiness with a widowed restaurant owner in Rebecca Winters's "Along Came a Daughter." A childless teacher learns, almost too late, that there is more to being a mom than just having a baby in Anna DeStefano's "Baby Steps." A well-written, enjoyable anthology.