Thursday, March 10, 2011

Grow Old With Me by Melinda Evaul*A review


A modern day Beauty and the Beast meet in their fifties when a disfigured carpenter becomes a guest at a bed and breakfast in the western-style tourist town of Love Valley, NC.
Benjamin Pruitt plans to repair the town’s buildings before retiring to a solitary life. Sarah Campbell longs for freedom since her long task as caregiver has ended.
Can Benjamin and Sarah piece the tattered remnants of their lives into a beautiful design to warm their waning years?

Melinda Evaul and her husband enjoy traveling the back roads of North Carolina and Tennessee where rural culture and history are preserved through a unique art form--Quilt Barn Squares.
Come follow her adventures along the Quilt Trails of America in this series of novels.
You may contribute to the preservation of quilting and rural American culture through your purchase of the note cards, post cards, and photographic prints available on her website.

Grow Old With Me is such a wonderful book, heartwarming, uplifting and touching. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and it will be one of my top ten for 2011. I felt like I was staying at this special Inn. The name of the Inn is just fantastic, it’s called Mosey Inn. Also all of the rooms in the Inn have names of quilts, and the description of the Inn and surrounding areas were so well done. The characters feel like old friends now and I hated to finish the book and leave my friends behind.
I always love book covers and titles of books and this one by Melinda Evaul is just perfect. You can just imagine the inside of the Inn after seeing what it looks like on the outside.
Benjamin and Sarah are an older couple who at first didn’t have any thoughts of doing anything but just living and surviving life. They didn’t have an easy life and didn’t expect things to change, but change they did.
It seemed like one disaster or hardship just got worked out and another popped up, but it wasn’t to much. You will never be bored with the happenings in this book. I just loved all of the sweet, loving people of this town, but you will also find a couple of mean-spirited people.
I really love stories about older couples and Grow Old With Me is about the best I’ve read.
I really recommend this book. It is one that you will love to read over and over again.

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This book was given to me by the author to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Penny Zeller said...

Thank you so much, Wanda, for sharing your review of Grow Old With Me. I am currently reading it and thoroughly enjoying it. Melinda has done a fantastic job creating characters that tug at the heart.
Penny Zeller

Trinity Rose said...

I really love this book and Melinda is quite an encouragement to me. I'm taking a creative writing course and was wondering if being older I should start in something like this. I feel like with God's help I can do it. Thanks for your kind comments Penny!

Unknown said...

This sounds very sweet. Sometimes in this time of difficult news and a poor economy its very refreshing to slip into a sweet book and remember how tranquil life can be if we just allow it.

JoAnn Durgin said...

I've read Melinda's marvelous book. It's a great escape into a wonderful town full of colorful, lively characters, tender romance and heartfelt emotion. It's a keeper and a book you'll treasure. I highly recommend Grow Old With Me. I can't wait for her next installment! JoAnn Durgin, Author of Awakening: A Christian Romance Novel