Wednesday, April 15, 2009

~Book Review ~ The Days Between The Years by Sherry Austin


It's Christmastime, and 80 year old Trixie Goforth is not in the Christmas Spirit. Lately, she has become forgetful, and has been seeing things that she knows cannot possibly be there, such as childhood friends that have long been gone. While decorating her Christmas tree with her granddaughter, she finds a Christmas ornament that she has not seen for years...one that she thought was lost forever...one that brings her mind back seven decades, to her first Christmas at Laurel Terrace. Laurel Terrace used to be a boarding house owned by Edna Templeton, a friend of Trixie's Aunt Ollie Pearl, whom Trixie lived with. Trixie's first Christmas spent at Laurel Terrace she was twelve years old. The year was 1935....the year that she met Hobo Joe.

~"The most fragmentary memories of people you barely knew can sometimes be the most precious"~ page 194.

I absolutely loved this story. Traveling back to when Trixie was twelve years old, and experiences her "first love", then through the years forward to the present, when Trixie is 80 years old, and trying to come to terms with her age and the things that go along with it. I laughed and cried, and enjoyed every minute of it. Sherry Austin is an amazing author that brings her stories and her characters to life. This is a book that I will read over and over again.
Five Stars
Overmountain Press
200 pages
ISBN-10: 1570723249

7 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

It does sound really lovely, the review makes me smile too :)

wisteria said...

I like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

Wisteria
www.bookwormsdinner.blogspot.com

TheWritersPorch said...

Lord...I didn't that Trixie was soooooo old!
Ha! I love you Trixie and that girl what helps you out!!
Good post Missy!
Carol

Trixie said...

Honey pot, I thank you kindly for the good words you said about that book about my life.

Teddyree said...

Loved your review, I'm putting this one in my TBR pile based on your review!

You've been tagged by The Royal Reviews Hunky Hero!

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Trixie said...

I thank Missy for the praise, and I hope some of y'all will come see me sometime. We'll sit on the front porch in the cool of the shade and visit. (But first I've got to get knocked back down to earth.)

Missy said...

You work on gettin' knocked back down here and we will be waitin' for ya with a glass of sweet tea.

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