What a fun and whimsical story. I truly enjoyed getting to know Juliet and Evangeline better. Talk about family differences--wow! For as close as my sister and I are, it was hard to imagine growing so far apart from her as these sisters did. I truly wasn't sure what to expect as Juliet cooks up her plan to get her sister home. I really thought it would backfire and never work. But finding out all the things that happened was so much fun.
Learning how they ended up with their grandparents was painfully difficult. The girls didn't really realize what was happening, but I knew. And many of their memories with their grandparents paralleled my own life experience. It brought back some very precious memories to me as well. One of my favorite things was meeting the characters of their small town. Small town magnifies the quirks of others and this was no exception.
About When We Last Spoke (from the back cover):
Humor, heartbreak, and triumph are served with whipped cream and lots of local nuts in this heartwarming tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness in Fireside, Texas.Meet Juliet Cranbourne, local radio personality and owner of a whimsical kitchen gadget store, and her sister Evangeline, a fruit tree geneticist who works for Oregon State University.When a rift due to their orphaned past affects their sisterhood, Juliet convinces Evangeline to come home for Christmas and choose headstones to honor grandparents Walt(a tenderhearted, good looking rancher) and Ruby (a blue-ribbon fiddler, fabulous cook, and expert in the art of making family feel loved). As they cruise through Fireside in Ruby's Thunderbird, Juliet hopes that healing memories will somehow smooth rough roads ahead.Does the tremendous love that marked Walt and Ruby's lives still have the power to renew their sisterhood and help them find their place in the world?
About the author:
Marci Henna was born in Austin, Texas and lived as a child in Kenya, East Africa with the Wakamba tribe where her parents managed a medical research station. She later moved to the Hill Country ranch which has been in the family since the 1800's and currently lives in Austin.
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