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Publisher's Summary

When a woman's whole life falls apart, she finds refuge in the home she left behind in this touching novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Before We Were Yours.

Karen Sommerfield has been hiding from the big questions of her life - the emotional distance in her marriage, her inability to have children, and her bout with cancer. Getting lost in her high-powered career provides the sense of purpose she yearns for. Until the day she's downsized out of her job and the doctor tells her the cancer may be back. It's a double blow that would send anyone reeling.

It sends Karen to Grandma Rose's old farm, where her sister has made a seemingly perfect life. Opening herself to the unexpected, Karen finds a lonely child in need of nurturing and insights into her family's past. In the quiet of the Missouri Ozarks, where the sycamore leaves whisper their soft, secret language, she begins to discover answers - and a joy to make her life complete.

©2018 Lisa Wingate (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Heartfelt, honest, and entirely entertaining...this poignant story will touch your heart from the first page to the last.” (Number one New York Times best-selling author Kristin Hannah)

“Wingate’s smoothly flowing prose fills the pages with emotional drama.” (RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) 

"A master-storyteller.” (Parade)

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Amazing

One of her best books!! Wished I could keep reading about these characters, very well written.

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Absolutely the sweetest book

Love this book.
I highly recommend
Everyone should read Lisa Wingate book.
Wonderful read. Great

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what a good writer

a good story and good performance. a story of the heart suitable for all ages

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Too long

I have been a fan of Lisa Wingate until this book. It was far too long and indulgent on uninteresting characters

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There’s no place like home

A story of forgiveness, 2nd chances and Gods hand. Bringing together family and history in a sweet touching story.

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Loved it.

loved listening to this book.
I can't wait to start the next one of this series.

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A non stop read

Again Lisa Wingate has outdone herself. It is a wonderful read. Now going to listen to another one of her books. Thanks

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I wish I had known this is "book 3 of 5"

I love Lisa Wingate. She's amazing. I didn't realize this book belongs in a set if 5 books. I'm grateful I had read the first two already. If I had known, I would have listened to them back to back and in order. I have 2 questions to the author.. 1 in this book Mrs Gibson comes to meet the family, but her granddaughter is not with her, nor is she mentioned. Also Drew Lane, Jenna Lee's brother. When he introduced himself it sounds like drooling, not Drew Lane. Parents really should hear these things before filling out birth certificates. Other than that I absolutely love this book. Can't wait to start the next.

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Good book!!

Really good book! Narrated beautifully! Unfortunately my listening was filled with glitches. I very much enjoyed the story.

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Inspirational

Ordinary people finding out what is most important in life—helping others, forgiving others, loving others—and doing the same for yourself. It overlaps and continues with some of her other stories. Tending Roses, Hope Road, and another whose name I don’t remember.😊