So this is one of my all time favourite books – I think I did a book report on it in grade 11?


It has been made into a movie since but as always (even though the movie is well done) you MUST read this book! It is absolutely beautiful! The story is about a young girl who finds an unexpected family back in 1964. I don’t want to tell you too much of the plot because I really want you to read it and be enthralled like I was… it is about love, acceptance, and the family that you choose.

Here is my favourite quote from the book, I vividly remember my mom reading this quote to me while we were sitting in the living room of our old house so much beauty in just a simple quote:

“You know, some things don’t matter that much, Lily. Like the color of a house. How big is that in the overall scheme of life? But liftin a person’s heard – now, that matters.” (p. 147)