It's 2003, a year and a half after her husband's death. Fifty-three years old and alone, Lissa Maguire's seething with grief. She has to cope but makes a self-destructive mess of it.
Lissa's parents ask her to spend the summer in small-town Gifford, Minnesota, helping them move to an apartment. Cleaning out the attic of her childhood home, Lissa discovers her old diaries, and her potholed road to healing begins. But when an old friend turns up, she's confused...and surprised.
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About the Author
Cris grew up in Minnesota where life centered on family and friends, outdoor activities, pets, music, and reading. She also wrote short stories and terrible poetry. Then the fun writing stopped and she attended the university. She holds a doctorate in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A psychotherapist for over 30 years, Cris has a passion for encouraging people. She tells patients who feel dried up inside, "You can't pour from an empty pitcher." Writing for fun again, Cris hopes her fiction not only entertains, but pours into readers' deepest needs.
Cris and her husband live in Wisconsin, not too far from the grandkids.
She's a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oh the ups and downs of grief. Lissa is grieving for her husband who was too soon taken away. I could so feel just like I was grieving with her because I lost a son and I understood the pain. I know losing a husband would be different but the pangs of grief are the same. The feeling of not wanting to go on and the grief of not getting to say goodbye. The anger at God for letting it happen. My pastor said there is nothing wrong with being mad at God it is how you handle it. Lissa was not handling it very well, but spending the summer at her parents house helping them move and connecting with an old friend helped her to rise above the grief that had swamped her life. This was a book that once I got into it a ways I didn't want to put it down. I highly recommend it. This book was given to me by the Author in exchange for my honest review which I have given. All views are my own.
Once I started reading, I wanted to finish in one sitting. Nice to have an engrossing, wholesome read! And one that leaves you with a warm feeling.