Ah- I have just the book. It is a book called Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. I was named after the main character. My mom's favorite too! I loved it because it takes place during the Middle Ages and it follows the life of a woman living in Scandinavia. A gorgeous novel, the main character has 8 kids, one of her children dying in infancy and she has miscarriages and a stillbirth. There are many references to stillbirths with other characters as well. That does stand out to me now, but I loved it before Jolene.
Her daddy gave her, her first pony Then taught her to ride She climbed high in that saddle Fell I don't know how many times Taught her a lesson that she learned Maybe a little too well
Cowgirls don't cry Ride, baby, ride lessons in life are going to show you in time soon enough your gonna know why it's gonna hurt every now and then if you fall get back on again Cowgirls don't cry
She grew up She got married Never was quite right She wanted a house, a home and babies He started coming home late at night She didn't let him see it break her heart She didn't let him see her fall apart
'cause Cowgirls don't cry Ride, baby, ride lessons in life are goinna' show you in time soon enough your gonna know why it's gonna hurt every now and then if you fall get back on again Cowgirls don't cry
Phone rang early one morning Her momma's voice, she'd been crying Said it's your daddy, you need to come home This is it, I think he's dying She laid the phone down by his head The last words that he said
Cowgirl don't cry Ride, baby, ride Lessons in life show us all in time Too soon God lets you know why If you fall get right back on Good Lord calls everybody home Cowgirl don't cry