Friday, May 29, 2015

The Month of Summer

The Month of Summer
Lisa Wingate

A Month of Summer (Blue Sky Hill #1)

Genre: Fiction

Summary (from Goodreads): For Rebecca Macklin, an ordinary summer brings about an extraordinary change of heart when she discovers that her aging father has been wandering the Dallas streets alone, and his wife, Hanna Beth, has landed in a nursing home. Now Rebecca must put aside old resentments and return to her childhood home. In this moving story of separation and forgiveness, two women will unravel the betrayals of the past and discover the true meaning of family.
Review: While this book dealt with difficult issues (aging, recovering from a stroke, dealing with Alzheimers) it managed to remain uplifting and hopeful.  As always, Wingate's characters are well-drawn and sympathetic; I could feel Hanna Beth's frustration when she was unable to communicate after her stroke.   This was a quick and engaging read, perfect for summer.

Rating: 4 stars

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