Tending Roses

Tending Roses

Book - 2001
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The lessons that most enrich our lives often come at unexpected moments and from unlikely places. That's what Katie Benson learns when she moves temporarily--with her husband Ben and baby son--to her grandmother's Missouri farm. She arrives at a time of crisis and indecision--struggling with the demands of being a new mother, a not-so-new wife, and a well-meaning but often impatient granddaughter. The family has assigned her and Ben the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who's become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off the land that means so much to her and into a nursing home. Katie knows such a change would break her grandmother's heart. But what is right for her grandmother? And what is right for herself and her family?

Just when Katie despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandmother's journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of heartwarming stories that celebrate the virtue of patience, the power of love, and the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Katie see her life--and her grandmother--in a completely new way...and lead her toward a new, more meaningful future...

Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2001.
ISBN: 9780451203076
Branch Call Number: WING
Characteristics: 274p. 20cm.


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Apr 01, 2017

This is one of my all-time favorite books! I have read it more than once and it always touches my heart and reminds me what is really important in life.

Nov 25, 2014

one of the best novels I have ever read
still one of the best books I have ever read! 5/16


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