Monday, May 27, 2013

When The Morning Glory Blooms Book Review


I took this book to read because it was a little different than just an ordinary book about romance. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I have. It's called When the Morning Glory Blooms written by Cynthia Ruchti.
Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
Becky rocks a baby that rocked her world. Sixty years earlier, with her fiancĂ© Drew in the middle of the Korean Conflict, Ivy throws herself into her work at a nursing home to keep her sanity and provide for the child Drew doesn't know is coming.  
Ivy cares for Anna, an elderly patient who taxes Ivy's listening ear until the day she suspects Anna's tall tales are not the ramblings of dementia. They're fragments of Anna's disjointed memories of a remarkable life. Finding a faint thread of hope she can't resist tugging, Ivy records Anna's memoir, scribbling furiously after hours to keep up with the woman's emotion-packed, grace-hemmed stories.  
Is Ivy's answer buried in Anna's past? Becky, Ivy, Anna--three women fight a tangled vine of deception in search of the truth.
Okay, you are going to have to keep up with this book because it switches around a lot about 3 different families and I still am not sure if I understand the ending. I get the first 2 stories, but the last one has escaped me. Well, I take that back, it kind of sounds like maybe the last family is living across the street from the house where Ivy lives, still.

It's a very heartwarming story starting with Anna and all that she lives through and then Ivy appears in her life when she needs someone the most. She is pregnant and the baby's father is in Korea and turns up missing.

Then years later in 2012, Becky and her family move across the street from Ivy who is now living alone herself and has Morning Glories all over the side of her house. She offers the new family a packet filled with seeds for them to plant when they are ready.

I can't give to much information on this story because it will tell you what it's all about and how it ends. And the story is the part that is the best! So, I hope you indulge yourself one day and get the book and read it. You won't be sorry.

It might also offer you some solace as their is a strong faith based woman in this story who receives some special orders from a special man who makes her world better.

Happy Reading!

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