http://www.lisawingate.com Tending Roses By Lisa Wingate "The best times in my life, the times that have passed by me the most quickly, were the times when the roses grew wild." The lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. That's what Kate Bowman learns when she moves temporarily-with her husband and baby son-to her grandmother's Missouri farm. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who's become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother's heart. Just when Kate despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandmas journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of stories that celebrate the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Kate see her life-and her grandmother-in a completely new way. "Wingate's touching story of love and faith proves the old adage that we should take time to smell the roses and try to put our modern problems in perspective." -Booklist "A story at once gentle and powerful about the very old and the very young, about the young woman who loves them all. In Kate, Lisa Wingate has created a wonderful character. "-Luanne Rice, New Your Times Bestselling Author of True Blue