In "When We Last Spoke" two girls get dropped up by their mother who is thinking that her acting career is more important than her parental responsibility. Maybe she felt inadequate after having their father getting shipped off out of patriotic duty and the drafting to get to go to the Vietnam war.
The girls sat on their grandparent's porch hoping and praying that their parents would come back one day. Then came the news after wishing on a star that their parents would come back to them that their father died in combat. They still hadn't heard from their mother.
They spent their child hood growing up with their grandparents.
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Parts of the read are truly a "sit down and have time to read it" kind of book. Meaning that while some parts are a quick read, some are not. It is very descriptive and and you can truly see in the language that is spoken. Down to that if you were in the house and you could walk outside and see the town they lived in. Well, the farm. But this is perfect for a movie and I hope when the DVD is out I can get a copy of it because I think it would make a good Southern movie.
It is definitely written more like a long drawn out and detailed story rather than a fast pace kind of book. The kind of movie that you can get more the meaning behind drawn out rather than a quick fix or fun story out of.
Think about sitting down with your grand parents and listening to them tell you about their stories growing up and this is that. This is the ability to see that with great depth. I would almost say that it has tinges of inspiration of movies like "Forest Gump" but with more focus on the kids than one person.
About When We Last Spoke (from the back cover):
"Humor, heartbreak, and triumph are served with whipped cream and lots of local nuts in this heartwarming tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness in Fireside, Texas.
Meet Juliet Cranbourne, local radio personality and owner of a whimsical kitchen gadget store, and her sister Evangeline, a fruit tree geneticist who works for Oregon State University. When a rift due to their orphaned past affects their sisterhood, Juliet convinces Evangeline to come home for Christmas and choose headstones to honor grandparents Walt (a tenderhearted, good looking rancher) and Ruby (a blue-ribbon fiddler, fabulous cook, and expert in the art of making family feel loved). As they cruise through Fireside in Ruby's Thunderbird, Juliet hopes that healing memories will somehow smooth rough roads ahead.
Does the tremendous love that marked Walt and Ruby's lives still have the power to renew their sisterhood and help them find their place in the world?"
About the author:
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.
Personally, I would give the book ☂☂☂☂ out of five.
I would give it three and half but it is written very well in detail and I think will translate better to a movie.
* I was given this book in exchange for my honest review *