From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours comes a heartfelt novel about the bonds of family and the power of second chances.
When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother’s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart.
Just when Kate despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandma’s journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of stories that celebrate the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Kate see her life—and her grandmother—in a completely new way...
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I enjoyed the book, caught a few proofing errors. Think some times our spell check works against us.
This is a story about a young wife and mother who returns to the place where her family's history is from to care for her ailing grandmother. This place holds a lot of bad memories for her as her relationship with her father and sister became strained after her mothers death.
On her journey to forgiving the past hurts she learns many new things about her grandmothers life in a mysterious journal that keeps turning up with stories only a loving grandmother could share.
Wonderful story about bridging past mistakes in life and learning to let go of bad feelings.
It was alright
It was a little boring in places, but a pretty good read.