Sunday, February 19, 2017

When We Last Spoke Book Review (FlyBy Blog Promotions)

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I read When We Last Spoke by Marci Hanna, in exchange for honest review from FlyBy Blog Promotions.I received a paperback and a dvd intro (not released yet). I havent heard the dvd yet because my pc hates my external dvd player.

About the book

Humor, heartbreak, and triumph are served with whipped cream and lots of local nuts in this heartwarming tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness in Fireside, Texas.

Meet Juliet Cranbourne, local radio personality and owner of a whimsical kitchen gadget store,and her sister Evangeline, a fruit tree geneticist who works for Oregon State University.

When a rift due to their orphaned past affects their sisterhood, Juliet convinces Evangeline to come home for Christmas and choose headstones to honor grandparents Walt (a tenderhearted, good looking rancher) and Ruby (a blue-ribbon fiddler, fabulous cook, and expert in the art of making family feel loved). 

As they cruise through Fireside in Ruby's Thunderbird, Juliet hopes that healing memories will somehow smooth rough roads ahead.

Does the tremendous love that marked Walt and Ruby's lives still have the power to renew their sisterhood and help them find their place in the world?

About the Author:

Marci Henna was born in Austin, Texas and lived as a child in Kenya, East Africa with the Wakamba tribe where her parents managed a medical research station. She later moved to the Hill Country ranch which has been in the family since the 1800s and currently lives in Austin.

Book Review

I liked the concept of the book. Two sisters (Juliet and Evangeline) attempt to get along, while healing over the death of their grandparents (Walt and Ruby) years ago. My maternal biological grandpa died before I was born, while I never met my paternal grandpa. My maternal grandma died 16 years ago, while my paternal grandma is still living at 80 something years old. 

I have three sisters (two from my parent's marriage and one from my father, never met her). The middle two and I tolerate each other. It may take something major for all of us to come together and grieve.

In the beginning of the book, Juliet is on a mass declutter of her grandma's junk from the house. I am in the process of doing the same for my apartment. Need to declutter to make room for things I want like a sofa set, dining room table, and a fifth bed for Brad (maybe a mattress).

I also lived with my grandma as a kid, with mother, sisters, and a host of other relatives. She was the disciplinarian, the cook, and the cleaner. 

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The book will be free on Kindle from February 20th to 24th

The book is available in paperback, kindle, and kindle unlimited format. 

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