Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Mother's Bouquet Book Review

UPDATE:  Ms. Sherry Boas commented in my comment section that her book, A Mother's Bouquet is now available on Kindle!  She also mentioned a companion book for dads called A Father's Heart:  Rosary Meditations for Dads which is available in paperback and Kindle as well.  Visit her website for more information.

I was given the opportunity to review Sherry Boas' book called 
             This is a small 60 page book of reflections on each mystery 
                               of the rosary.  Her introduction states: 
                              "Why should busy moms pray the rosary?"
                                     She responds by quoting St. Louis de Montfort, who said
                                                "that praying the rosary devoutly dons Jesus and Mary with crowns
                         of red and white roses that never fade or whither."

                           The word rosary has a Latin origin meaning "crown of roses."  

The goal of this book is to show it's reader that by praying the rosary, you will grow closer to Jesus, by meditating on His life we are drawn into His love that spreads outward to loving our families and neighbors. Isn't this reason enough to want to pray the rosary? Roses for Jesus and Our Mother which overflows where you can't help but love your family and friends.  Simply said, you can pray and glorify God by praying the rosary and it's a lovely image that while praying the rosary, Jesus and His Mother, are covered in roses.

A Mother's Bouquet, is broken into six sections beginning with the introduction, then the next four sections are of the mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary.  It begins with The Joyful Mysteries and within each mystery, a bible verse is given with a reflection.  Each reflection shows the mother her need of His love and graces.  It acknowledges the weaknesses that we face and our trials that turn us away from His Love and how to shift our view back to Him.  To return to his mercy and blessings.   Ms. Boas finishes her book with an explanation of how to pray the rosary.  Using this book, it will definitely take the prayer warrior more time but it blesses you while you immerse yourself in the love of Jesus and Mary.  I would even go so far as to say, if one didn't have time to pray the complete rosary, meditating on the bible verses and reflections are a wonderful place to start.

Our Lady asks everyone to pray the Rosary every day to combat the evils of this world.  Through Ms. Boas' reflections, the reader can jump right in and pray for their family, friends, community, country and world.  We need it and through God's grace, we have the rosary prayers and a wonderful woman such as Ms. Boas', to make this prayer experience more heart felt and powerful.  I highly recommend this book!  It would be a perfect gift for any mother who is just learning how to pray the rosary or for those who are veterans and can grow deeper in it's meaning through the reflections.

The Catholic Company is a great place to go to look for a bible and the Catechism as well as many other books, rosaries and gifts.  I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my review from the Catholic Review Program of The Catholic Company.  No monetary compensation was given for my review.



  1. thanks for this review Noreen. This books sounds great. i could always use a little help on my meditations when praying the Rosary. ((did not know it stood for crown of roses)).

    1. I learned that too Gardenia! This book personalizes the meditations in a very unique way to a mom which is why it's powerful.

  2. Noreen,

    I find Rosary meditation books so helpful when praying. Thank you for the review! I was hoping there was a Kindle version but there isn't. I did find out something interesting though. Sherry Boas is the author of the Lily Trilogy which are books I'd like to read! I didn't recognize the author's name at first.

    God bless!

    1. Hi Sue, I will have to look into the Lily Trilogy. I was not familiar with Sherry Boas myself until her meditation book. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Noreen, are you at the rally right now? I am. We are at back corner of USPS closest to scaffolding around the sculpture. Email me if you are here and I'll send you my mobile #.

  4. Hello ladies,

    I am happy to report that A Mother's Bouquet is now on Kindle. Also, there is now a companion book for your husbands called A Father's Heart: Rosary Meditations for Dads. It, too, is available on Kindle as well as in paperback. For details, visit Thanks so much, Noreen, for the wonderful review! God bless you!

    1. Thanks for the scoop Sherry! I really enjoyed your meditation rosary book very much and look forward to reading your Lily Trilogy as well! Blessings to you!