Tending Roses

Tending Roses

By Lisa Wingate

  • Release Date: 2001-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings
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The lessons that most enrich our lives often come at unexpected moments and from unlikely places. That’s what Katie Benson learns when she moves temporarily—with her husband Ben and baby son—to her grandmother’s Missouri farm. She arrives at a time of crisis and indecision—struggling with the demands of being a new mother, a not-so-new wife, and a well-meaning but often impatient granddaughter. The family has assigned her and Ben the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off the land that means so much to her and into a nursing home. Katie knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart. But what is right for her grandmother? And what is right for herself and her family?
Just when Katie despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandmother’s journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of heartwarming stories that celebrate the virtue of patience, the power of love, and the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Katie see her life—and her grandmother—in a completely new way…and lead her toward a new, more meaningful future…


  • A must read!

    By Argyle girl
    Tending roses is a wonderful story of coming back to the heart of family love. Lisa Wingate makes you fall in love with her characters passing wisdom along with her story.
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    By JoJo-Denver
    Lisa Wingate's books should all have thousands of positive reviews. I wish she were better marketed. Here books are where many would wish to live. Lisa, thank you.