Monday, June 20, 2011
Onstage, the singing duo of Gabe and Mitzi Steiner captured America's heart for more than two decades. Offstage, their own hearts have throbbed as one for sixty years. Only now, Gabe has retreated into the tangles of Alzheimer's, leaving Mitzi to ponder her future alone.
On the other side of Tulsa, everyone believes Brooke Woodson has found the perfect man--a handsome lawyer with sights on becoming Tulsa's next District Attorney. If only Brooke felt more sure. If only her fiancé could control his anger. If only love didn't come with so many scars.
When an accident lands Brooke in the hospital where Mitzi volunteers, the two women quickly develop an unlikely friendship. And with Mitzi's help, kindness, and insight, Brooke learns how to pick up the broken pieces of her life.
About the Author:
Carla Stewart is the author of Chasing Lilacs. Her writing reflects her passion for times gone by, cherished relationships, and the mysteries of God in our skid-marked world. She and her husband have four adult sons and delight in the adventures of their six grandchildren.
My Thoughts: I loved, loved, loved this book. Mitzi and Brooke, the most unlikely women to end up friends, meet in the hospital where one is a volunteer and the other an ER patient. Their paths cross not once but twice and from there a friendship is established. Mitzi whose husband has Alzheimer's and Brooke abused by her fiance are there for one another in their times of need. The story is told through both women's points of view in alternating chapters; some are flashback-like in that one woman is relating her past to the other. I highly recommend this outstanding work of fiction which will educate readers at the same time.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley.
I invite you to read an excerpt.