Sunday, October 28, 2012

Things Remembered by Georgia Bockoven



Raising three granddaughters and learning that they never changed as adults was what Anna found out when she needed her granddaughters to take care of her. 

Karla was the granddaughter who always made sure things were settled and in order, and Karla was the most unlikely to help but the one who did come to help Anna.  Returning to her home town and sleeping in her childhood bed brought good and bad memories back for Karla.  The bad ones included not really getting along with her grandmother, but they both found things out after all these years that had been mistakenly assumed and that had them holding unnecessary grudges.
As you are reading, you will think of your childhood and your mother and most likely have tears as I did. This book will make you think about your life and your relationships with your parents, your friends, your siblings, and any other people in your life. 
The details and character descriptions are vivid.  The main focus of the book was on Karla and Anna and how they re-discover each other as well as the re-discovering of themselves and things about other family members they never knew. The love they never had for each other as Anna raised Karla came to the surface with happiness but also with regret that all those years had been wasted.
I enjoyed the family connections and how nicely the story flowed along with situations that will make you think about your family relationships. 

The book is perfect for this time of year with Thanksgiving around the corner.  It is a book about being thankful for who we are and who helped us get where we are.  Whether we realize it or not, we "are" our mother, father, grandmother, or grandfather and can't change that.  
This book is a warm, cozy read about reliving family moments, making new family moments, starting anew with your life, and definitely is all the things your parents told you would be coming true some day….all the good things that is.
This quote will make you want to find out why it was so significant to the story:  “Have a good life, sweetheart.”  Find out who and why.  

Don’t miss this book, and definitely don't miss the recipes included in the back of the book.   

ENJOY!!  5/5

This book was given to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

 

8 comments:

  1. Great review! I love stories about families that rediscover each other. Family is such an important part of my life and I like when characters feel the same or discover this feeling. I'll have to add it my tbr pile! :)

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  2. This sounds like a book that would make you count your blessings. It sounds fabulous!

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  3. THANKS, Kara.

    It did that, Kathy.

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  4. This sounds like a great book! I just added it to my wish list!

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  5. Sounds like an inspirational story. thanks for the review and pretty blog!!

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  6. Thanks to everyone who stopped by.

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