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Audrey Grant

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Roses For Mama ~ 4 Stars

Roses for Mama (Women of the West)Roses for Mama by Janette Oke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sweet, poignant, story of a family of siblings who's parent's die and leave the two oldest to finish caring for and raising the three younger when they aren't very old themselves.
It goes through the doubts, fears and struggles of siblings vs parents, and hit me in a very real way because like the Mother (though not dyeing) I have been bedridden for four years now and my children starting at ages 13,9 & 8 had to step up to the plate and take over my cooking and chores. And now at 18, almost 13 and 11 1/2 they are still having to carry the load with no end in site.
So yes this book made me cry. I didn't give it a 5 star rating because it would take a saint from Heaven to be as perfect and sweet ALL the time the way the Mother was portrayed.
Other than that a great read.

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