I wasn't expecting this story to grab me like it did. I don't have experience dealing with Alzheimers, however I do have experience dealing in childhood issues with a mother a little like Krista's in this story. I also have a great love for New Mexico, and the story takes place in Taos- and let me tell you, the author describes the landscape and culture of the people richly. I could smell and see what she wrote about- it was a great sensory experience without leaving my own living room.
The author writes beautifully and sometimes I want to even say poetically, but still, her dialogue for the characters (which are strong, believable, and hard to forget) is very every day and down to earth.
I had myself a good cry at the end- it was a good ending, but inevitabley painful as well and I experienced the whole thing right along with Krista, and that's the mark of a good story, isn't it? I'm saving this book for my daughter to read when she's home. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It's a reminder that God's grace is for everyone and forgiving others heals us.
*I recieved a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing in return for a nonbiased review. The program is called Blogging for Books.