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Sweet Sorrow - Releasing Your Son to His Bride: What Every Mother Needs to Know is a work of non-fiction focusing on advice from a Christian standpoint, and was penned by author Barbara De Simon. Written for mothers who need an emotionally supportive read to help them redefine their relationship with their sons once they leave and get married, the work takes us through an approach which encourages readers to trust in Christ at their sides to help guide them. This, when coupled with the sense of community and experiences of the author on the topic, produces a comprehensive overview of the emotions, thought processes and struggles that one can expect at this time.
Writing a specific kind of devotional work in order to guide people through this emotional journey is a really clever idea, and author Barbara De Simon has achieved it beautifully with her work. Where readers might struggle on their own to find the scriptures to help them, De Simon not only signposts the relevant material to provide Christian guidance but also talks through the quotes and explains examples to provide a deeper real-world context for mothers who are struggling to let go. The narrative reads in a friendly and compassionate tone whilst also delivering accuracy and confidence, making readers feel as though they’re in safe and loving hands. Overall, Sweet Sorrow is an insightful read for any mother saying goodbye to her son and starting a new phase in her life: a highly recommended guidebook.