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Sand in My Eyes Paperback – July 1, 2010
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It is a perfect cross-generational inspirational book for all women. It is the perfect book to give your daughter when she gets married- there are so many truths in the letters from Fedelina's mother, that I know I want to write down for my daughter, with additional stories from our family. Read this book with your mother and make a family album of stories of motherhood/womanhood/love- it will inspire you and your mother!
Amazing writer. I know nothing about flowers but will look at life and flowers differently from now on. This is a book I will read multiple times! It was just what I needed to read.
Fedelina is living in a nursing home in Indiana and when the two women reconnect, Anna begins reading her story to Fedelina, looking for approval from the woman on whom this story is based. The reader is taken back in time, twenty years earlier, to when Anna is an overwhelmed mother of three, caring for her three young children, taking care of a household, and stumbling through the after-effects of her husband's affair. She is on the verge of a complete breakdown when her husband heads out of town on a business trip and sends the children to stay with his parents for a week, giving Anna some much needed time and space to confront her emotions and figure out who she is and who she wants to be.
With a quiet house, Anna begins pursuing one of her lifelong dreams - writing a novel. When she meets her elderly neighbor, Fedelina, Anna's outlook on life changes completely. Fedelina gives Anna sage wisdom on life from raising her own seven children, with gardening metaphors that carry throughout the novel.
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The reader will have a short attention span when it comes to Anna's complaints. She is overburdened, over scheduled and generally coming apart at the seams. She meets her neighbor Fedelina Aurelio and the reader is let in on the secret of their separate pasts.
The author utilizes flashback techniques to introduce the reader to the past loves of the characters. On the surface, the story is one of survival. The gems come from the letters and correspondence read depicting the lives of the characters in the past. The book is interesting in that every reader will get something different out of the story. I recommend the story for readers of any age.
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I love Christine Lemmon's books! Everyone has a love story but a clean and interesting one.Published 2 months ago by Grandma Judith
Some wonderful quotes. Makes you think! While reading it I found myself sitting back and thiking about what she was saying! I really enjoyed it!Published 4 months ago by Linda Kolb
Any woman who has been a wife and mother can relate to this well written book.Published 14 months ago by Connie Akers
I wish my 82 year old mother could read this. The messages and symbolism are so meaningful and hopeful.
I have read all 3 of Lemmon's books after visiting the Sanibel Island in Florida. I found my first book by her in a local store there and picked it up to read. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Auj
I love the way Christine Lemmon writes! Her books are hard to put down and I never want the story to end.Published on June 23, 2013 by Shirley E. Johnson
Loved how this book took me right back to the most splendid place... And how recharging and revival are a true and imaginable possibility in this tropical paradisePublished on May 25, 2013 by barbara turley