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I didn't finish this one. It's due back to the library, and I'm having trouble getting into the story. I'll probably pick it up again sometime. :)
Although I've read A LOT of Lewis's books, somehow I'd missed this one. As usual, there is a strong religious tone to the book, but the story is told in first person and not from the perspective of a member of the Plain community (although, of course, there is a Mennonite family among their circle of close friends). This is the story of a 12 year old girl whose mother is diagnosed with cancer in the early 1950s. Becky Owens has to reconcile her faith with her fears for her beloved mother, and th...
Rating: 5 Stars!! (Wish i could rate it 10 Stars!!) Review: This was my 2nd time reading this book and is till love it as much as i did when i read it the first time 10 years ago. I love how this book is based on how the author felt and what she went through when she was 12 years old when her own mother was sick with cancer. I cried several times during this book cause it was such a heartbreaking yet lovely story. Can't wait to re-read more by Beverly Lewis this month!!
Wow!I read this short book in one sitting (a little less than 3 hours). So different from my favorite author's Amish books but I couldn't put it down. This is such a beautiful book and the last few pages had me bawling. This book touched me with its simple yet powerful message of faith and trust. I won't give anything away but I highly recommend this short but very sweet book!
If you love to feel what you are reading, then this book is for you. I really enjoyed this book, I didn't want to put it down. "The Sunroom" is a bit different from the many other Beverly Lewis books I have read but still definately worth the read. Truely a very heart-touching story. I'd definately recommend.
“The Sunroom” was one of the first books that I read by Beverly Lewis. It is a short, sweet book, but also sad. This book is a bit different from most of Beverly Lewis' books. It is about a 12 year old girl and is written from her perspective. Although a little different, I still enjoyed it.
Loved this book. Such a sweet story.
Beverly Lewis shares from her life from the perspective of a young girl whose mother is dying. It was heart warming and surprising.
Normally not my cup of tea, but this was chosen by my mom for our mom-daughter book club.Semi-fitting since the story follows a 12-year-old girl, Becky, and her cancer ridden mother. By her faith in God, her support from family, and music Becky carries on. I think everyone knows how hard it is being a young teenager. There are a lot of things one knows, but doesn't understand. Becky has a whole different understanding of cancer than her younger sister. Becky decides to make a plea with God at he...
"Each afternoon, I watched the afternoon sun slant it's rays against or fence, the shadows inching closer toward the road like bony fingers."It's a pretty good book, but in this review, I don't want to discredit the author's experiences. It was MG, because it was told through the point of view of a young girl. Rebekah Owen's mom has cancer, and the hospital won't let her see her. So, Rebekah cuts a deal with God: She'll give up her piano lessons, which she loves, if He will save her Mom. Not a t...
The emotions a young girl experiences when her mother has cancer.So afraid her mother will die, the girl, Becky, makes a pact with Godthat if He will not let her mother die she will give up her piano playing.She is a talented pianist and loves to play. She doesn't tell her parentsabout her pact with God and must think of things to say when they askher why she is no longer playing.Becky and her sister are too young to be visitors in the hospital so theystand outside, waving to their mother while
This is a difficult but compelling story of a twelve year old girl and her sister... daughters of the Pastor of their church. The diagnosis of their mother's cancer, staying at relatives homes so many weekends while mom is in the hospital and the possibility of losing her... Becky makes a bargain with God. She tries to stay strong in her faith, knowing that's what mom would want. Beverly Lewis wrote this heartfelt story based loosely on her childhood journal entries when her mom was so sick and
This short novel tells the story of twelve year old Becky Owens, a talented young pianist, whose mother is critically ill with cancer. Becky comes up with a plan to save her mother. There is a place of hope in the hospital called the sunroom in which "The light poured through the windows like a spray of God's love. The room itself seemed to reach out and draw me in like a soft embrace." Just like the sun, love, hope, and trust shine through this book.
If I could do halves I would do about a 3.5. To me this story was more like something written as for a school project. Overall I really like the story line, but didn't really have many super exciting parts to me or any deeper explanations on certain things. It isn't a book that I would probably read again, but I also wouldn't discourage anyone from reading it either.
A Great (one day) read, suggested by Cheryl, my Ruskin Library Book Club leader, before Covid. After several more difficult reads, this was like a breath of fresh air! Faith based filled with scripture & faith in the Lord, the difficulties of growing up in the face of illness & death! I would say my faith wasn't strong enough! Beautiful ending!
This book is sad some chapters bothered me and I want to cry.I almost cried reading this. I did a get a little bit emotional. It's a sad book in my opinion. Now I just want to cry after I read it.
Certain I have read this book in the past, I decided to read it again before donating to a local senior living facility. It's a touching story of the testing of one's faith and putting our trust in the Lord. Not an easy lesson but well told in this story.
The SunroomIt was the best. I cried so hard that it was hard for me to stop. I love reading books like this one. I know my heavenly Father's all-embracing Love...I read His word every day.
Quick read. A 12 year old girl deals with faith as her mother is dying of cancer.
Sweet story about a young girl and her faith and her Mother's illness. Well written by a veteran author. Things are not always as they seem
SunroomGood family book, all the trials & tribulations the family has to face are so real. Cannot imagine having to face this at such a young age.
A very sweet heartfelt story of a young girl whose mother is fighting cancer.
Christian fiction. Young girl deals with the emotional ups and downs when her mother has cancer and is told that she is dying.
A wonderful written book clean.
Such an inspiring book! It is based on the author's personal journal when she was a preteen. Absolutely amazing.
Loved this book!
This is the first book, that me cried at the end. I enjoyed reading The Sunroom.
Heartfelt story.I enjoyed the scripture associated to the story. Anyone would enjoy this book.Looking forward to another book by Beverly Lewis
This is a short, sweet story. So much better than her other book The Shunning
12 year old dealing with her mother’s critical illness.