Single mother Maggie McCreath couldn’t decide which was worse: the fact that her only son (not yet twenty-one) was off to war in Iraq for the second time or the fact that they had only five days to prepare. Even more frightening, she knew that he would be part of the Surge and, as a paratrooper in the 82nd Division of the Army, the tip of the Spear. What she did not know—what she couldn’t even bear to consider—was how this deployment would end, both for her son and for his brothers in arms, whom she had come to know and love as her own. So she turned to the one pastime that had always brought her solace: baking.
Filled with delicious, original cookie recipes, 52 Weeks of Cookies recounts a mom’s unique methods of coping during her son’s deployment. With plenty of sugar cookies but no sugarcoating, 52 Weeks of Cookies is an honest, uplifting story of family love during a crisis, with all the fear, grief, laughter, gratitude, and joy that come with it.
All who have had a loved one serving America far from home in harm's way will love this story. Every deployed soldier, sailor, airman, guardsman, or marine waiting for a “care package,” will love these cookies! Maggie McCreath has combined these ingredients with a full measure of faith, love, a portion of perseverance, and a dash of humor to create a great-tasting book! 52 Weeks of Cookies is much more than a “cookbook.” It’s a love story—and a mouth-watering recipe for life.
—LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) Host of “War Stories” on FOX News Channel & NYT bestselling author of the American Heroes book series
Maggie McCreath is a single mom with two grown kids. She received a degree i...