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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…
Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate is going to be one of my favorite books of the year. I picked this up at a used bookstore that my husband and I visited. I wanted something different to read, that had a good story line, but that wasn’t too deep or depressing to read. This book was just that. It was the perfect book for me to read at the perfect time. It is the story of a women, who moves in temporarily with her grandmother. Instead of just helping her grandmother, she ends up realizing what is important in life. Life isn’t about stuff it is about family, faith, and love. Her time spend helping her grandmother ends up changing her life.