When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna is about two sisters, Juliet and Evangeline, who spent most of their childhood living with their grandparents. After the girls are grown, and their grandparents gone, Juliet asks Evangeline to return home for Christmas and to help her choose headstones to honor their grandparents. While she is waiting for her sister to arrive, Juliet recalls adventures and other memories from their childhood. As Juliet is thinking about their lives growing up readers can picture themselves right there through all the ups and downs. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
I enjoyed reading When We Last Spoke. I am glad that the girls got to reconnect despite the rough childhood. One of my favorite parts of the book was the sweet surprise that the girls received when they least expected it. I don’t want to spoil the surprise so you should read this book for yourself to find it out what it is!
From the back cover of When We Last Spoke:
“Humor, heartbreak, and triumph are served with whipped cream and lots of local nuts in this heartwarming tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness in Fireside, Texas.
Meet Juliet Cranbourne, local radio personality and owner of a whimsical kitchen gadget store, and her sister Evangeline, a fruit tree geneticist who works for Oregon State University.
When a rift due to their orphaned past affects their sisterhood, Juliet convinces Evangeline to come home for Christmas and choose headstones to honor grandparents Walt (a tenderhearted, good looking rancher) and Ruby (a blue-ribbon fiddler, fabulous cook, and expert in the art of making family feel loved). As they cruise through Fireside in Ruby’s Thunderbird, Juliet hopes that healing memories will somehow smooth rough roads ahead.
Does the tremendous love that marked Walt and Ruby’s lives still have the power to renew their sisterhood and help them find their place in the world?”
About the author:
Marci Henna was born in Austin, Texas and lived as a child in Kenya, East Africa with the Wakamba tribe where her parents managed a medical research station. She later moved to the Hill Country ranch which has been in the family since the 1800’s and currently lives in Austin.
Where you can buy When We Last Spoke:
I have 1 copy of When We Last Spoke to offer as a giveaway to my readers. Also, February 20-24, the author will be giving away a FREE Kindle version on Amazon.