by Carla Stewart
5 stars *****
Reviewed by Marian Baay
When Mitzi was a child her mother took the childeren and ran away from an abusive husband. Now Mitzi is in her 80s and over 60 years married to Gabe. Gabe is an Alzheimer patient and Mitzi visits him daily at his care centre. When she's not there she works as a volunteer in a hospital. There she meets Brooke, a young woman who was beaten by her fiancée. Mitzi wants to help Brooke to regain control of her life again and asks if Brooke will stay with her for a while.
Brooke breaks her engagement and moves in with Mitzi. But her ex-fiancée is not giving up on Brooke so easily. Soon a young man named Drew also comes to stay with Mitzi a couple of days for Christmas. Mitzi shares stories about her life with Brooke and Drew. The stories show a strong will to survive and encourage Brooke to make a new start.
I really loved this book! I loved the tales of Mitzi's younger life as much as the story in the present time. They were very nicely woven together.
This story shows us what anger can do. But also that there's hope for a new life with new love and faith.
Carla Stewart's books can be purchased through CBD, Amazon, and other book stores.
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