Things Worth Remembering, by Jackina Stark is the story of Kendy Laswell and her daughter Maisey. This once inseparable mother and daughter have had a strained relationship since Maisey’s thirteenth birthday. It is the week of Maisey’s wedding and Kendy desperately longs to find a way to bridge the gap between them. As the story unfolds, the reader learns more about the past and the events that caused the chasm between mother and daughter.
The book was written in a somewhat unusual style—jumping back and forth between the viewpoint of the two main characters and flashbacks to the past. I though it worked well, though. This is a good read that makes the reader remember the importance of openness, honesty, and above all, the power of forgiveness.
I received this book free from Bethany House for review.