16 X MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood
Barbara Olivo Cagle
Reviewed by D. Andrew McChesney
Dedication and devotion are keys, both to the story told and the production of this book. Growing up without the warmth of family love, Rose Nunez Olivo marries and showers her sixteen children with devotion. She dedicates herself to providing each of them with the love, guidance, and caring she never had. Recognizing the transformation in her mother’s life, daughter Barbara (child number thirteen) tells Rose’s amazing story to the world.
What emerges as a result of Barbara’s
dedication is a massively complete work.
It begins with the arrival of Rose’s immigrant father, Joseph Nunez in
the historic mining town of
As a single parent, Joseph “
After graduating from high school, Rose marries Nello John Olivo, Sr. She blossoms, enveloping their ever-increasing brood with all the love and care she had been denied in her childhood.
The laminated hard cover volume is well illustrated with family photos, genealogical charts, and excerpts of Rose’s philosophies. 16 X MOM: A MASTERY OF MOTHERHOOD is an inspirational celebration of maternal love and well worth reading. As a gift, it is the ideal way for all to say, “Thanks, Mom!”
(This review can also be found on the Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers’ web-site at www.spokaneauthors.org)