Three women, united by love and kinship, struggle to conform to the social norms of the times in which they live.
In 1931 Katherine Henderson leaves behind her small town in Kansas and the marriage proposal of a local boy to live on her own and work at the Sears & Roebuck glove counter in Chicago. There she meets Annie - a bold, outspoken feminist who challenges Katherine's idea of who she thinks she is and what she thinks she wants in life.
In 1997 Katherine's daughter, Joan, travels to Lawrence, Kansas, to clean out her estranged mother's house. Hidden away in an old suitcase, she finds a wooden box containing trinkets and a packet of sealed letters to a person identified only by a first initial.
Joan reads the unsent letters and discovers a woman completely different from the aloof and unyielding mother of her youth - a woman who had loved deeply and lost that love to circumstances beyond her control. Now she just has to find the strength to use the healing power of empathy and forgiveness to live the life she's always wanted to live.
©2013 Sandra Moran (P)2015 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
Will go on my Must Read/Hear Again list!
Very original, extremely well narrated, engaging characters ✔
I had read the book and loved it. I thought the audio was wonderful too. I found myself looking for excuse to take a drive or do yard work. Anything to slip on my ear buds and get back to the story.
"Beautifully written story of love and friendship."
I throughly enjoyed this story of love and friendship. The mystery behind Catherine and Annie's love affair was especially exciting! I would love to read a "prequel" about Annie.
"Wonderful tale through time."
I love the story. The characters connections and the way the storyline moves through time. I wish the reader had been a bit more animated in the reading of the book. It felt like she was reading a letter.
What a great story. I will listen to this one over and over. It has to be one of the best ones I have listened to in a long time.
"You won't be disappointed and worth every second!"
This is very well written and is one that you won't be able to stop. Anytime I had to stop listening, I couldn't wait to get back to it. I love the story. It goes back and forth in time and is easy to keep up with. A beautiful love story.
"Poorly written; couldn't get through it!"
I couldn't stop rolling my eyes at this main character who keeps muttering to herself! This is a badly written book, performed in a ridiculous manner.
Weird emphasis on words, overly dramatic.
It has a homey, familiar backdrop.
I really liked the book, though I can't rate as a favorite. Really good though!
"Amazing lesbian love story, one to read again!!!!!"
This book is about true love, through loss and trials the love between these two women never fades. This is a book that I believe many woman can relate to. True love is hard to forget.
I really enjoyed this story! I loved all the twists and turns. I enjoyed the history aspect of the story, I love that this story tackled a lot of issues that are important to being a lesbian in those times and even in today's world . I listened to the audio version of this story. A lovely romance story between two women Highly recommend.
"Amazing story, excellent audio"
I absolutely loved this book. Once it was finished I immediately listened to it again. Highly recommended! The author tragically died a few weeks ago at age 46, which is heart-wrenching. She was a gifted writer and I can't wait to read her other books. Wish they were available for audio, as I drive 2+ hours per day for work.
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