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Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Language of the Sycamores...Review

About the book:
Karen Sommerfield has been hiding from the big questions of her life-the emotional distance in her marriage, her inability to have children, and her bout with cancer. Getting lost in her high powered career provides the sense of purpose she yearns for. Until the day she's downsized out of her job and the doctor tells her the cancer may be back. It's a double blow that would send anyone reeling. It also sends Karen to Grandma Rose's old farm, where her sister has made a seemingly perfect life. Opening herself to the unexpected, Karen finds a lonely child in need of nurturing and insights into her family's past. And in the quiet of the Missouri Ozarks, she begins to discover the joy to make her life complete.

A continuation of the story in Tending Roses, although this story is about Karen, Kate's sister. Karen loses her high-powered job and returns to the farm to find herself. Similar to Tending Roses, Karen finds herself through her memories of Grandma Rose and her experiences with her (no longer) estranged family, and a group of children.

As with Tending Roses, the story is somewhat predictable. But, full of homespun advice and inspiration, it is a sweet, pleasant read. Karen is someone you can connect with and you want to see her find happiness.

A lovely story about family ties.

Thanks to my local library for having a copy I could borrow.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 5/08

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3/5 Stars

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