THE LANGUAGE OF SYCAMORES
by Lisa Wingate

January 2005
ISBN: 0-451-21392-0
Reviewer Graphic Button New American Library
Mass Market Paperback
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What would you do if in one day you lost your high-powered, fast-paced job, found out there was a strong chance the cancer you beat eight years ago is back?


Karen Sommerfield goes to Grandma Rose`s old farm, the last place she wanted to be. Karen is running from her life, or what is left of it, she just does not know it yet. Karenís sister Kate has made what Karen sees as a perfect life with her husband and two children. Things are not what they seem to be with Kate either.


When Kate mentions their new found family members are coming for a visit, bringing with them letters their Grandmother had written to her sister, they are in for a shock of their lives, as Grandmother Rose had two sisters, not just one.


Karen also meets Dell, a troubled, lonely 12-year-old girl who swears Grandma Rose talks to her. Rose is deceased and Karen just does not believe Rose is talking to Dell. As Karen is drawn to Dell, she was a link to Grandmother Rose, Karen realizes her and her husband, James, have just been going through the motions of life, they werenít living, he was a airline pilot and he was gone a lot of the time. Karen faces the fact her life needs some change, she needs to change, she needs to let go of the past, and start thinking about the future, she just isnít sure how to go about it.


I donít want to say to much, donít want to ruin it for readers. This was a great read, I read it in one day, could not put it down until I was done. I heard the language of sycamores as I read the book, I hope you do to.


The author Lisa Wingate has penned another wonderful book; she is the author of Tending Roses and Good Hope Road. If you enjoyed reading those two, you most certainly will enjoy this one as well.


This book has something for everyone, family secrets, mysteries to be solved, tenderness, and the ability to touch the readers heart.


This reviewer recommends this book.


Reviewed in January 2005 by Pat.

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