Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate

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"The best times of my life, the times that have passed by me the most quickly, were the times when the roses grew wild."


The lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. That's what Kate Bowman learns when she moves temporarily—with her husband and baby son—to her grandmother's Missouri farm. 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….


About Lisa Wingate

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Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses, Talk of the Town, Drenched, A Thousand Voices, and A Month of Summer. Her work was recently honored by the Americans for More Civility for promoting greater kindness and civility in American life. Lisa and her family live in central Texas.
Published February 4, 2003 by Signet. 324 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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Katie realizes that Grandma's childhood and adult hardships have shaped her, and as she begins to apply Grandma's stories to her own life, she experiences a serenity she's never before felt.

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