Sunday, March 8, 2009

Susannah's Garden

Susannah's Garden

Debbie Macomber

4 out of 5

Though this is book number three in the knitting book series, you don't really know that it is part of this series until the very end. No repeat characters, not the same location, just a quick mention in the very last chapter of buying a flower shop Blossom Street. This book can be read as a stand alone and you wouldn't miss a thing in the series.

Susannah Nelson has a solid life, but something seems missing. There is no real spark or drive. She is a fifth grade teacher, she has a husband and two teenage children, but something is gone.

When she gets a call and realizes that her mother is no longer able to live on her own since her husbands passing, Susannah decides to go home, to Colville, Washington to try and convince her mother that it’s time to move into an assistant living facility.

Going home brings about it’s own trauma for Susannah, reoccurring dreams of a high school sweetheart, the death of her brother thirty years before and unresolved problems with her deceased father.

Since she is now home, she decides to find Jake, the high school sweetheart, and find out why he suddenly disappeared from her life. Susannah finds so much more then she ever bargained for. A love is lost, but a greater love, the love of family, is found.

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