Tending Roses

Tending Roses

Book - 2001
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When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother's Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who's become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother's heart. Just when Kate despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandma's journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of stories that celebrate the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Kate see her life - and her grandmother - in a completely new way...
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2001.
ISBN: 9780451203076
0451203070
Branch Call Number: WING
Characteristics: 274p. 20cm.

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Reads_A_Lot
Jan 31, 2019

Didn’t realize this was a re-release of a 2003 book until after I got it home. Must be trying to ride the wave of popularity from “Before We Were Yours.” The overall message of this book of simplifying your life, wanting less, and putting family first was nice, but this book dragged for me. The main character and the book’s general tone was whiny. It was also very predictable. I forced my way to the end an am glad to move on to a better book.

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mjk236sb
Dec 29, 2018

Even though this is not an official Christmas story it is a beautiful story that takes place at Christmas time. A story of family young and old who have been separated by a death and misunderstandings about how life is lived or should be lived. It shows us that perhaps we should take a step back and look at our lives. Are we obsessed by the things that we feel we should or want to have - or should we be happy by what we have and an share with others. You will be moved by the story and the people who live it. Tears will fall but there are many happy moments and a wonderful future to be seen. Highly recommend this wonderful book.

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Running2Jesus
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.

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pp47
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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