Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: Berkley; 1st edition (June 1, 2001)
Book description“The best times of my life, the times that have passed by me the most quickly, were the times when the roses grew wild.”
The lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. That’s what Kate Bowman learns when she moves temporarily—with her husband and baby son—to her grandmother’s Missouri farm. 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….
Meet the author - Lisa WingateLisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and New York Times Bestselling Author of thirty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, The Carol Award, and the Christy Award. Her blockbuster hit, Before We Were Yours remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for over ten months, was Publishers Weekly’s #3 longest running bestseller of 2017, and was voted by readers as the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award winner for historical fiction. Before We Were Yours has been a book club favorite worldwide and to date has sold over one million copies.
It is not often that I come across a book that touches me like this one did. In fact I have heard people ask or talk about books that moved them and I must say I think this may be the first. Although The Prayer Box was pretty close. There were many things in this story that just reminded me of my own family specifically Grandma Rose reminded so much of my Grandma N that you would have thought I was telling the story. I really felt for Kate in this whole story. I wanted everything to work out for her the way she wanted it to and I was so happy she got to spend time with her grandma. I highly recommend this book to everyone and look forward to the next one.