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Tending Roses Kindle Edition

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"A rich story of family and faith."--Lynne Hinton, author of Friendship Cake

"Tending Roses is a story at once gentle and powerful about the very old and the very young, about the young woman who loves them all. In Katie, Lisa Wingate has created a wonderful character who listens to the family stories, understands that life is a mystery with family right at its center, lives her own life to the hilt."--New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice

"Stop what you are doing and experience Tending Roses! Here is a rich story of family and faith that reminds us of the bittersweet seasons of life and our call to care for each other."--Lynne Hinton, author of Friendship Cake

A rich story of family and faith. Lynne Hinton, author of Friendship Cake

Tending Roses is a story at once gentle and powerful about the very old and the very young, about the young woman who loves them all. In Katie, Lisa Wingate has created a wonderful character who listens to the family stories, understands that life is a mystery with family right at its center, lives her own life to the hilt. New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice

Stop what you are doing and experience Tending Roses! Here is a rich story of family and faith that reminds us of the bittersweet seasons of life and our call to care for each other. Lynne Hinton, author of Friendship Cake"

About the Author

Lisa Wingate writes both Accent novels and contemporary romances for NAL. She lives with her husband and two sons in the central Texas hill country, where she is a popular inspirational speaker, writing instructor, and magazine columnist."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 698 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (4 Feb. 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006UMI0N6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,312 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By A Customer on 29 Jun. 2005
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I very rarely read a book twice but I have read and re-read Tending Roses. It's a story about a young couple with a new baby. They have all the trappings of an affluent lifestyle but to maintain it they have to make sacrifices. Then the wife's grandmother becomes ill and she goes home to look after her. Whilst living on her grandmother's farm she discovers what's important in life and reassesses her priorities. Her grandmother's little notes are wonderful insights into her own life. Whenever I think that it would be nice to earn more money this book enables me to put life back into perspective.
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Fantastic. Great read. Relaxing and thought-provoking. Loved it.
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Good service and all as described - many thanks
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9491acc0) out of 5 stars 248 reviews
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HASH(0x94838270) out of 5 stars If you only read one book this year, READ THIS ONE! 12 Jun. 2001
By Adine Auel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I COULD NOT put this book down. I stayed up all night reading, slept for three hours in the morning, then got up and started reading again. I bought a copy of this book through a Z-shop a few days ago, and since then I have been telling everyone they must read Tending Roses! I am buying copies for all of my daughters, sisters, and friends.
This book has it all-- a wonderful story, charaters who are real and compelling, and beautiful family memories delivered by a grandmother to a granddaughter. When you read it, you will laugh often, and cry often, but you will be very touched by Kate and Grandma Rose. Both ornery, wise, and loving, Grandma Rose is a character I will never forget. I can not wait to see this author's next book. I love to read, but I have never, ever been affected like this by a book before.
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9463f1e0) out of 5 stars Husband and I Both Loved It! Great book to share with famil 2 July 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful story! My husband saw me laughing and crying as I read it, and he picked up the book and started on it. We fought over it until we both finished, and we have been telling everyone to read it. Tending Roses is a wonderful story about a family that has let petty things and busy schedules separate them. When they are forced to come to the family farm to decide whether to put their elderly grandmother in a nursing home, it is the family that learns a lesson. Through the wonderful stories in Grandma Rose's journal, the younger generation learn the real value of love, forgiveness, family, and time spent well. After reading the book, I feel like I learned right along with the characters! It was an amazing experience, and I highly recommend it as a book to share with friends and family. I am going to share it with my reading group.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x947510fc) out of 5 stars Thank you Grandma Rose 25 July 2001
By Debra F. Gilbert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
What drew me to this story was the fact that my Mom is a Nana Rose, and what was amazing to me was I could picture the lessons that "Grandma" Rose was trying to teach her grand daughter coming from my mother to my daughter some day in the future. We take so much of life for granted, and when it's coming to an end, we often look back to see all the things we could/should have done differently. For the beauty and simplicity of the stories by Grandma alone, this book is worth the read, if you have an elderly grandparent, like I do, it is a nice reminder that they were once young & full of life, and that the important things they NEVER forget. A truly touching story.
Enjoy :)
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x94b1f954) out of 5 stars A Quality Read Not To Be Missed 20 Mar. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a professor of literature, I must admit, I did not expect to like this book. I generally approach "feel good" books with trepidation, yet Tending Roses is one I find myself recommending to everyone. Yes, it is a sentimental read, but it also contains passages so beautiful they caused me to cry.
I commend this author's ability to contradict the contemporary wisdom that quality fiction must be dark and centered around characters who have survived horrible trauma. The reality is that most people are much like the characters in Tending Roses, struggling to find a place in the world. The words of this author caused me to feel, to experience, to consider my own life. In the end, this must be the mark of great fiction. Tending Roses is a novel not to be missed.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x94933c90) out of 5 stars Messages for today's society 17 Nov. 2002
By Katie Cauthen Francisco - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Tending Roses" was a book picked for an online book club I am in. It is not a book that I would have ever picked up on my own, so I am extremely glad that I am a part of this book club.
Kate Bowman and her husband Ben and infant son Joshua have temporarily moved from Chicago to Hindsville, MO to prepare Kate's grandmother, Rose Vongortler, for an impending move to a nursing home. Grandma Rose has recently had a stroke and though she has physically recovered, her mental abilities come and go. Her daughter, Jeane and son Jack (Kate's father) decided a nursing home was best when Grandma Rose left the iron on and nearly burned down her house. While Kate is there, Grandma Rose has a few other household accidents.
The focus of this book is how Kate comes to realize that though Grandma Rose is unable to care for herself, she still has much wisdom to impart - which she does by means of a journal that she places strategically for Kate to read.
This book has many messages about us and our society - simplifying life, caring for the elderly and so on. It is a wonderful read and will certainly make you think!
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