What an incredibly amazing story. A story of family, mental health, national crisis and racial injustice during the 1960’s, topics that are currently happening now in our nation right now.
The main character, Betty Sweet did not expect to be a widow at 40, as she is going through the grieving process, she is trying to figure out what is next, never imaging what God has in mind. When Betty’s estranged sister shows up on her doorstep with a child Betty has never met, her passion and purpose returns as she cares for them.
Susie Finkbeiner is a master storyteller and her words are powerful. A story of how relationships have the power to heal. I cried, I laughed especially when Betty hung up laundry on the line and did not want her neighbors to see her husband’s underwear. I loved all the stories that Betty wrote and read to Hugo and the life lessons they taught. Life hurts, like Betty we can all get through the hard times.
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