About The Book;
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?”
Page count: 232
Retail price: $11.38
Plus the introduction DVD for the film based upon When We Last Spoke that is now in development.
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.
*****Marci will be giving away a FREE Kindle version from Feb. 20-24 on Amazon.*****
“When We Last Spoke” is a book that I read before bed each night. It’s a touching story about love and loss.
Juliet and her younger sister have suffered amazing losses for children so young. They become orphaned at a very young age. The sisters lost their mother to abandonment and father in the Vietnam War.
This is where Walt and Ruby become my favorite characters of the story. They are the girls grandparents. They take on and unplanned role in life but accept it. The girls go to live with them after the loss of their parents. Ruby and Walt turned a burden into a blessing.
The girls find out in the end that it’s the little things in life that mean the most. Family is a BIG part of everyone’s life and is very important. We sometimes have to adjust to how life deals us the cards of life. This can be done but you always need love, hope, and most of all forgiveness.
Juliet still lives in this home today and that’s where the story is being told.
Ruby and Walt’s story with the girls make this book a page turner for sure. They seem like fun grandparents and loving ones too. It’s a beautifully written story and one that’s easy to follow. It’s a simple story with simple characters. It’s easy to relate to some of them. I enjoyed reading it and will soon read it again. It has found a place on my personal library shelf. I highly recommend it!
I received this book as a sample in exchange of a review.