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His Grandfather's Watch Kindle Edition
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I was a bit surprised when I turned the page at 67% and saw the actual story behind the watch, being relayed in the book. I don’t know how Ms. Walker could make a story so beautiful and yet so heart wrenching at the same time. It was actually moving. Even the ending was sweet. It is very rare for me to give a book 5 stars, but I think the 2nd story is what pushed it over into that territory for me.
The historical part of the watch's tale touched my heart a bit more but I am a bit of a history buff so stories of the past usually do. As my mother's 24/7 caregiver for the past 20 years, when Callum said "My life hasn't been about me in a long time" really struck a chord because in those 10 words she summed up what every caregiver lives not to mention the kind of man Callum is and the fact that Alex understands it also goes a long way in describing his character as well.
I rarely give novellas a full 5 bookmark rating just because my heart prefers full length stories but this is such a powerful emotional ride that nothing short of the full 5 is fitting.
Callum's grandfather is dead and his Grandmother has Alzheimer's so she has good and bad days, but in the end the picture triggers her memory and she tells him the story.
While they are looking for the story behind the watch, the picture and inscription Alex and Callum get to know each other and another story begins.
Callum takes his grandfather's watch to an antiques store and meets Alex, a watch specialist. Alex opens the watch and finds a surprise. The two guys join together to solve the surprise found inside. They fall for each other.
Somewhat idealistic fable, but well done. I got bleary eyed reading the story set in the present.
After the story set in the present, there's a story set in the past, related to the surprise.
I took too long to read the second story, as my eyes kept tearing up, which was particularly bad because I was in a public place.
Sad, but the story set in the past is probably closer to a true story than we realize.
Feel free to write more old-timey stories :).