Synopsis: To face the future, a woman must let go of the past. . . .
Returning to her childhood home in the golden hills of Northern California means regret and pain for Karla Esterbrook. Yet she can’t refuse when her ailing grandmother, Anna, asks her to help settle her affairs. After all, Anna raised Karla and her younger sisters after their parents’ death twenty years before. But from the beginning a powerful clash of wills separated Karla and her grandmother, leaving them both bitter and angry.
Little does Karla know that a very determined Anna will do everything in her power to bridge the chasm between them. But can the wounds of the past truly be healed? For Karla, opening her heart could lead to more hurt—or perhaps to reconciliation . . . and a love the likes of which she has never known.
My Review: What a great time of year to read Things Remembered. It takes place in Northern California in the fall/Thanksgiving! While you are craving Thanksgiving dinner, make sure you have plenty of Kleenex too. Things Remembered is a very touching story involving Anna, the grandmother, and three sisters she raised (her granddaughters). The focus on the story is really around the older sister, Karla and Anna (the grandmother).
As Karla is helping Anna settle her affairs (she is dying), she meets Mark. He is a single father that Karla sparks up a little romance with. He also helps break down the walls that Karla has built around her. The walls come down as Anna and Karla help each other remember the daughter/mother they both lost. The emotional toll both ladies go through is so touching and real. Of course Mark is there to help Karla.
This is a "re-write" of Things Remembered as it was originally published in 1998. The author updated it by "modernizing" it for today's world. I hope it was "re-written" because the author is writing a sequel. It would be really good to pick one of the other sisters to write about....just a thought Georgia.
One of my favorite lines "...when she was twenty and had believed old age to be fifty. Of course she'd changed her opinions she neared the half-century mark....."
I like the style and story of Things Remembered so much, I pick up two other books by the author; Another Summer and The Beach House (love both covers!).
You can connect with Georgia on her website and Facebook.
Purchase It: You can purchase Things Remembered on-line at Amazon for $14.99 ($10.72 Amazon Prime or $8.00 Kindle version).
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Thursday, October 25th: Seaside Book Nook
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Tuesday, October 30th: Library of Clean Reads
Wednesday, October 31st: A Patchwork of Books
Thursday, November 1st: Me, My Book and the Couch
Tuesday, November 6th: Kahakai Kitchen
Wednesday, November 7th: Peeking Between the Pages
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