Things Worth Remembering

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Things Worth RememberingTo Be Published: October 1, 2009

Book Description:

“Kendy Laswell and her daughter, Maisey, used to do everything together–until one fateful summer when Maisey witnessed something she shouldn’t have, and their relationship fractured. Now, Maisey is back home to get married and Kendy realizes this is her last chance to reconnect with her daughter. Will Kendy and Maisey be able to reclaim the bond they once shared?”
My Rating:
My Review:
Things Worth Remembering is the first book I have read by Jackina Stark, and I must admit at first I almost stopped reading it in the beginning. The entire book is in first person, swapped between mother and daughter characters, Kendy and Maisey. Having never read a book entirely in first person, I was a bit bored in the beginning, but as I kept reading the story drew me in and I had to finish reading the book to find out the whole story! Jackina Stark’s writing is very similar to Karen Kingsbury’s books, and I am sure you will find it just as delightful!

Growing up Maisey had a wonderful relationship with her mother, until the fateful day that Maisey sees something she shouldn’t. Now Maisey is grownup and about to get married. She has held this secret back her entire life, and her relationship with her mother is almost non-existent, because of the bitterness and resentment Maisey has held onto all these years. Kendy, Maisey’s mother does not understand Maisey’s attitude toward her. She has been left out of all the wedding plans entirely and has not been able to get close to Maisey for years. Not that Maisey is coming home for the wedding, Kendy hopes to get some answers. But when she finds out the secret Maisey has been holding onto for years, nothing can stop the rush of memories and emotions.

Wonderful book, filled with redemption, forgiveness and love!

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About the Author:
I taught English at Ozark Christian College, in Joplin, Missouri, for 28 years, from the fall of 1980 until the spring of 2008. In a four semester cycle, I taught Composition I and II, Writing and Research, English Literature, Children’s Literature, Analytical Grammar, and Advanced Speech for Women. Although I loved my subjects and my students, I retired to do more writing and speaking, to spend more time with my family, and to travel with family and friends (including trips to encourage two missions in Cambodia). I have also spoken nationally and internationally at many retreats and seminars and enjoy running into many readers and former students. I have written frequently for both Christian Standardand Lookout, periodicals of Standard Publishing. Years ago I wrote two non-fiction books, published by College Press, but currently out of print. These days, I’m exploring fiction. My first novel, Tender Grace, will be released by Bethany House January 30, 2009, and a second, Things Worth Remembering, will be released in October, 2009. I’m working on new projects, including a third novel, as time permits. Whether speaking or writing, I love the opportunity to tell about Him whom Jesus called “Holy Father” and “the only true God.” “
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