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Tending Roses

Written by: Lisa Wingate
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of Before We Were Yours comes a heartfelt novel about the bonds of family and the power of second chances. 

When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother’s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart.  

Just when Kate despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandma’s journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of stories that celebrate the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Kate see her life - and her grandmother - in a completely new way...

©2003 Lisa Wingate (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Struggled to finish

There is no suspense or wittyness or even much of a plot to this story. It is predictable and boring.

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Spoke to me

This book was deploy moving
It spoke to me more then any book I’ve read recently
Simple and wonderful!!
Beautifully written

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Lots of things to think about!

The lessons in this story and simple reminders are continuous. Parts of the story get a little repetitive or this would have been a 5-star review.

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Good story

Good story, not a huge fan of the lady reading it. Her voice is kind of blah.

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  • cathy
  • 2018-07-04

Beautiful and uplifting story of living our goodbyes

I Love Lisa Wingate’s books - commend this to others. It’s both thought provoking and entertaining.


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  • Valarie Holm
  • 2018-09-25

Loved it!

This was not only a great story, but the narration was good too. Loved hearing the different voices. This was another book I couldn’t wait to get back too. A lot of lost life lessons/advice included in the story, which was great.

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  • Lydia Rothfusz
  • 2019-01-01

Inspiring and heartwarming

I have come to love reading Lisa Wingate‘s novels. I am inspired by the wisdom of her characters, and I always come away feeling that I am better for having known them. They make me feel good, and brighten my day. This one compares to the prayer box, And after listening to it as an audiobook I Purchased a paperback copy for my mother as a gift.

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  • Lisa Whitley
  • 2018-08-30

Sweet Faith and Family!

Loved it! A wonderful testimony to faith and family and what really matters! Highly recommended!

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  • Polly Finley
  • 2018-08-13

amazing

I loved the story. The narrator done an excellent job. It makes you think about life.

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  • Randi Kirby
  • 2019-03-17

Touching Story

Sometimes a story comes along that causes you to reflect upon your whole life. This is such a story. I wanted to listen all the way through but didn't want it to end at the same time.

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  • Beth
  • 2019-03-12

Tending Roses

Really enjoyable listen. Great story of a family coming together and coming to understand each other because they finally decided to listen to each other rather than assume.

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  • readyreader
  • Puyallup, WA
  • 2019-03-11

Touched my heart

A family is brought together by Grandma. Loved the narration and the story was so real. Loved it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-22

Perfect grace

A story to touch your heart and leave you grateful for all you have. You will only wish for more of Rose.

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  • Katie Keatts
  • 2019-02-18

Pretty good, message was worth the listen

Wasn’t my favorite, but I gained a lot of respect for the characters. The story forced me, as a mother, to reflect on myself and my life. The lessons in the story hit home.
Overall a good book, not what I expected but still enjoyed it.