16 October 2012
Rating: 5 Cups
Every family has one person who can be depended upon to take care of things, no matter the personal cost. Karla Esterbrook is getting tired of being that person. Nevertheless, she arranges to have someone run her coffee shop for a month and makes the drive to northern California to help Grandma Anna get her estate in order.
Anna knows she does not have much time left to make things right with her eldest granddaughter. Anna loves Karla’s younger sisters, Heather and Grace, but the impact of the death of the girls’ parents has been much different for them than for Karla. With time running out for Anna’s weakened heart, it is vital to help Karla come to terms with the past.
Karla never expects to feel herself softening toward Anna. Yet, the more the two women connect, the more she realizes that there is a bond between them. With Anna’s help, Karla will lay past hurts to rest. As the healing begins, Karla will find the courage to open her heart to love not only her family, but also an incredible man she never dreams existed.
Ms. Bockoven touches so sweetly on the shared emotions and experiences that tie three sisters to the grandmother that raised them. I believe my only complaint about this winsome story is that I will never in a million years find real people who can express themselves as beautifully as Ms. Bockoven’s characters do on paper. Readers will enjoy this unforgettable tale of love, sacrifice and the miscommunications that drive us crazy in our own lives.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More