In Arabesque's "To Mom, With Love" we are treated to the stories of authors Deirdre Savoy, Jacquelin Thomas, and Karen White-Owens as they explore the lives and loves of three single mothers. The unifying theme of the anthology is based on a local radio station's Mother's Day Makeover/Spa Day/Blind Date Contest for single mothers. In each story, the child of the single mother submits a letter to radio show host Alonzo Clark on why their mother is deserving to win the contest.
Deirdre Savoy's tale focuses on Clark himself, who has become the target of the son of a single mother working in his building. This is an interesting tale, with a classic romance story happy-ending.
The second story of the anthology focuses on a divorced couple. The tale of the couple and their disabled, teenage son is a potential tear jerker, but never truly takes off and fulfills its potential. This was the weakest story in a lighthearted, fun anthology.
In the final story by Karen White-Owens, we see two scheming kids team up to get their mom, a caring schoolteacher, and dad, an overworked lawyer, together. This story was delightful.
Based on the strength of Savoy and White-Owen's stories, I would recommend this as an enjoyable Mother's Day read.