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  • Tending Roses

  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2,643 ratings)

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Tending Roses

By: Lisa Wingate
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
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Publisher's summary

From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours comes a heartfelt novel about the bonds of family and the power of second chances.

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...

©2003 Lisa Wingate (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

“Richly emotional and spiritual, Tending Roses affected me from the first page. A story at once gentle and powerful about the very old and the very young, about the young woman who loves them all. In Kate, Lisa Wingate has created a wonderful character.” (New York Times best-selling author Luanne Rice)

“Wingate’s touching story of love and faith proves the old adage that we should take time to smell the roses and try to put our modern problems in perspective.” (Booklist)

“You can’t put it down without...taking a good look at your own life and how misplaced priorities might have led to missed opportunities. Tending Roses is an excellent read for any season, a celebration of the power of love.” (El Paso Times)