Monday, October 22, 2012

Review: Things Remembered by Georgia Bockoven

Things Remembered by Georgia Bockoven 

Publisher: William Morrow 
Pages: 384 
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  To face the future, Returning to her childhood home in the golden hills of Northern California means regret and pain for Karla Esterbrook. Yet she can't refuse when her ailing grandmother, Anna, asks her to help settle her affairs. After all, Anna raised Karla and her younger sisters after their parents' death twenty years before. But from the beginning a powerful clash of wills separated Karla and her grandmother, leaving them both bitter and angry.

A woman must let go of the past

Little does Karla know that a very determined Anna will do everything in her power to bridge the chasm between them--including helping a charismatic veterinarian out to win her granddaughter for himself. But can the past he healed? For Karla, opening her heart could lead to more hurt...or to love and reconciliation--and a passion of which she'd only dreamed.

Kritters Thoughts:  Three sisters lose their parents at a young age and after being shuttled around they end up at their maternal grandmother's house to be raised.  Each react to this trying time in different ways and it was so interesting to read how one moment can affect each of the three sisters.  

Although the story is told mostly through the eyes of Karla, the oldest sister, the reader still gets to know each sister individually and the grandmother that raised all three.  Each sister is dealing with a struggle and if they harness the help of their sisters then they may overcome the struggle easier, it just takes a little trust and vulnerability.  I loved how the central point was that there will be many people in your life to influence your thoughts and decisions, but sometimes all it takes is a family member who knows your whole story to help you through a moment.

I am always a fan of a book that centers around families and sisters with a hint of birth order at the same time.  I would recommend this book to a reader who enjoys a family drama with a heart and soul - there were some moments that just took my breath away.  I want another book, so I can find out what happens with these three sisters.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Tour schedule

Wednesday, October 17th: The Crazy Life of a Bookaholic Mom
Thursday, October 18th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog
Friday, October 19th: As I turn the pages
Monday, October 22nd: Peppermint PhD
Tuesday, October 23rd: Kritters Ramblings
Wednesday, October 24th: StephTheBookworm
Thursday, October 25th: Seaside Book Nook
Friday, October 26th: WV Sticher
Tuesday, October 30th: Library of Clean Reads
Wednesday, October 31st: A Patchwork of Books
Thursday, November 1st: Me, My Book and the Couch
Tuesday, November 6th: Kahakai Kitchen
Wednesday, November 7th: Peeking Between the Pages


  1. It sounds like a bit of a heart string tugger! Great review :D

  2. I'm glad to know the characters are sticking with you - those are the kinds of characters I love the most.

    Thanks for being on the tour.


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