10 Reasons to Read Baby Mine
Hello readers! Today I’m going to share with you about a book you should definitely read … though more than a book, it’s a short story. Still, you should read it.
Baby Mine is a 9,000-word historical fiction story about a little girl named Amaliya Preobrazhensky, her mother, and a man and woman who can take everything from her.
I LOVE this story! It was inspired by one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite childhood movies (
WHICH SHOULD NEVER GET REMADE YOU PAGANS), and I want to share it with you. But why should you care?
First, a bit about Baby Mine
Amaliya Preobrazhensky lives with her mother in a tiny apartment. They don’t have much except each other … but that’s all right. Every day, God provides.
When Amaliya’s father, who hasn’t been around since before she was born, returns and a custody battle begins, it’s hard for her to understand. Can a man she’s never met really take her away from her beloved mother? Why would God let such a thing happen?
This short story is a perfect afternoon read for both tears and smiles!
Language: absolutely none!
Violence: absolutely none!
Sexual: Mentions of the actions of a child’s parents making a mistake/sinning but the child herself not being a sin or a mistake. The main character’s mother is single (through a 5-year-old view, it’s hinted that she was conceived via a one-night stand).
This story is clean, sweet, and innocent … and it’s a quick read, too.
10 Reasons to Read Baby Mine
(a somewhat prejudiced list)
- It’s a historical story that is both joyful and tear-inducing.
- HAS A TINY BABY (well, a five-year-old) WHO IS SO PRECIOUS.
- Dumbo references + Baby Mine, obviously.
- It’s a very loose Dumbo retelling, actually (but without the flying elephant part) (okay, basically it just has a single mom separated from her baby, BUT you know).
- Social and moral issues still relevant to today are portrayed.
- The mother is THE BEST ever. She tries so hard. ?
- Even the “villains” have moments of un-villain-y.
- Marie. You’ll understand when you read the book, but Marie.
- It’s a real life story but also just a bit feel-goody.
- You will not want it to end.
Are you at all inspired to read Baby Mine?
If so, you can join the ARC team! You’ll receive a free ebook copy of the short story, and there is no absolute deadline (though finishing it by August would be preferred).
Thank you so much! Hope you enjoyed this post. It’s kinda short ’cause I’m dying of a bad cold/flu as I write this, but that’s the way things are.
Are you excited for Baby Mine? (I really am! I honestly can’t wait. So excited to hear people’s thoughts!) What are your favorite types of stories? Does this one intrigue you? How sick do you have to be to call into work (
because I’m trying to decide if I have more of a flu with a cold or a cold with a flu).