I was surprised by the different writing style of Baart. Nothing like I normally read. There is a poetic feel to her writing. I've never enjoyed poetry, but as I kept reading I was drawn into the storyline and characters.
This book is about love...a mother's love, a sister's love, a granddaughter's love, a daughter's love and yes, romantic love. The things we do, live and say because of that love!
I really like this one part where the granddaughter is reading in her grandmother's Bible and finds a scrap of paper with these words:
I don't want Julia to be happy
I don't expect her life to be easy
I don't insist that it be painless
But I do want her to be content
I want her to love and be loved
I want her to be holy
My last impression was "ahhh, that was nice".. She ended the book as it began only from a different perspective, which left me pondering what could be next and I wanted more.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for review. Opinions expressed on my own.