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Sunday, February 12, 2017

When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna


 With the heart and humor of Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes and Rebecca Wells’s Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, author Marci Henna introduces you to the Cranbournes—a mostly lovable and undoubtedly nutty family who’ve had more than their fair share of hard times.

A beautiful blend of tears and laughter, When We Last Spoke tells the tale of sisters Juliet and Evangeline, who are dropped off by their Broadway-bound mother at their paternal grandparents’ Texas ranch in 1967. After their cherished father is killed in Vietnam, the girls are orphaned. Still mourning their son’s death, grandparents Walt and Ruby accept their role as guardians, only to be surprised soon after by another permanent houseguest’s arrival—Walt’s kooky mother, Itasca.

Fast-forward to the present, where the warmhearted home in which the girls grew up is now just a faint memory. The estranged sisters are in need of a good dose of Walt’s famous stargazing wisdom: “You’ve got to look real close. Pay attention to what’s around you in this life. You’re liable to miss something important if you don’t.”

Packed with plenty of quirky characters and hilarious escapades, this must-read novel also digs in deep to the things that matter most—family, friends, love, and forgiveness.

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When We Last Spoke

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.

RUBY AND THE STARGAZERS received praise in Kathy L. Patrick's, THE PULPWOOD QUEEN'S TIARA-WEARING, BOOK SHARING GUIDE TO LIFE. 

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My Review

A enjoyable book of time of past. Bought back memories of the old days. This book will make you laugh and probably bring up a few tears. It's the story of two sisters Juliet and Evangeline. Fro the death of the father  and mother leaving them to pursue her own dreams. The girls are being raised by grandparents.  I think there is a lot of nutty things going on in this family. Story of finding hope and forgiveness . Story of love and devotion. Think we all can think back to a time with our grandparents and sweet and funny memories. All these things is what builds a life. Great story. 

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