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Though her sons have sold the house and sent her to a facility for the aged, she is determined to die in the place she lived her life, and somehow manages to find her way "home" day after day. Feeling sympathy for the elderly woman, Roz's mother allows Tillie to move back in.
Mara Nightingale becomes Roz's first friend in Mills River. In spite of their many differences, the girls discover they have something in common that binds them together--both are hiding secrets. So they make a promise--"cross my heart and hope to die"--never to tell anyone else. When danger stalks the Anthonys, Tillie exhibits unimaginable courage and selfless love in her determination to protect the family she has adopted as her own.
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MY THOUGHTS:This is one of the best books I have read this year! Not only did this book have a great story line, but it was full of humor thanks to Tillie, the grandmother figure who would not leave her home despite it being sold to a new family! Roz is a confused young girl, Wally, the older brother looking to protect his family with a huge chip on his shoulder and Daddy, he's the wild card in this book. Roz has a lot to learn and the circumstances in this book lead her on a path of some rough lessons but they bring her closer to God and I think this book has just the right mix of good, bad, intrigue, love and learning to keep everyone on their toes!