Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Heirlooms by Sandra Byrd, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! When I saw the cover of this book, I didn’t even need to read the book blurb – I was sold! It’s so beautiful. The story inside is just as beautiful too. 🙂
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About the BookHeirlooms
Author Sandra Byrd
Published by Tyndale House Publishers
on July 5, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Contemporary, Fiction / Historical / General, Fiction / Women
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Answering a woman’s desperate call for help, young Navy widow Helen Devries opens her Whidbey Island home as a refuge to Choi Eunhee. As they bond over common losses and a delicate, potentially devastating secret, their friendship spans the remainder of their lives.
After losing her mother, Cassidy Quinn spent her childhood summers with her gran, Helen, at her farmhouse. Nourished by her grandmother’s love and encouragement, Cassidy discovers a passion that she hopes will bloom into a career. But after Helen passes, Cassidy learns that her home and garden have fallen into serious disrepair. Worse, a looming tax debt threatens her inheritance. Facing the loss of her legacy and in need of allies and ideas, Cassidy reaches out to Nick, her former love, despite the complicated emotions brought by having him back in her life.
Cassidy inherits not only the family home but a task, spoken with her grandmother’s final breaths: ask Grace Kim—Eunhee’s granddaughter—to help sort through the contents of the locked hope chest in the attic. As she and Grace dig into the past, they unearth their grandmothers’ long-held secret and more. Each startling revelation reshapes their understanding of their grandmothers and ultimately inspires the courage to take risks and make changes to own their lives.
Set in both modern-day and midcentury Whidbey Island, Washington, this dual-narrative story of four women—grandmothers and granddaughters—intertwines across generations to explore the secrets we keep, the love we pass down, and the heirlooms we inherit from a well-lived life.
Grandmothers, mothers and daughters – please read this book. What a beautifully written novel. Byrd captured my attention easily in both time settings by really focusing on friendships, family, and community. She touched on difficult topics with softness and poise. And the way she brings it all together is just…..emotional and wonderful.
Although there were times I felt the story was a teeny bit slow for my liking, it was usually within a few chapters that Byrd was able to snag my attention again with a new discovery or life lesson to learn. It was especially interesting to see how two generations of friends stayed together. Euhnee and Helen, and later Cassidy and Grace. As Cassidy and Grace unearthed the treasures in the chest in the attic, I felt like I was right there with them, perhaps learning about my own family. Or at least wanting to 😉
This book is filled with emotion, so be sure to have some tissues nearby. But all in all, this is a novel I will be coming back to for years to come. Heirlooms not only has an exquisite cover, it has an exquisite story. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Bestselling author Sandra Byrd continues to earn both industry acclaim and high praise from readers everywhere. The author of more than fifty books, her work has received many awards, nominations, and accolades, including the Historical Novel Society’s Editor’s Choice award, two Christy Award nominations, Two Library Journal Best Book selections, and inclusion on Booklist’s Top Ten Inspirational Books of the Year list. Her traditionally published books include titles by Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, Tyndale House Publishers, WaterBrook Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and Bethany House. She’s also an independent author.
Sandra loves walking, the beach, cooking and baking, photography, watching Escape to the Country, Fake or Fortune, and Chef’s Table, as well as spending time with family and friends – real and fictional!
Connect with Sandra at www.sandrabyrd.com, www.sandrabyrdbookcoach.com, or through social media platforms.
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