By Elizabeth Berg
4 out of 5 stars
Arthur visits the grave of his wife Nola daily. He brings his lunch, sits down and tells her what’s going on in the world. He also looks at the surrounding graves and gets a good sense of who those people were. He sees them clearly. When he spots a young girl under a tree, he waves, unaware that this is the start of a wonderful relationship.
Maddy feels alone. She doesn’t fit it at school. At home, her father is not the warm and fuzzy kind of guy. Her mother died when she was a baby. She has a rather one-sided relationship with an older guy. When she starts talking to Arthur, who she calls Truluv because of his positive outlook on life, her world opens up for her. When she finds herself pregnant, Arthur opens his door to her.
And then there is Lucille. Lucille lives next door and she is as lonely as Arthur. Tragedy strikes for her and she finds herself drawn into this thrown together family of three.
This is just a lovely little story about family. Sometimes you don’t choose your family, it chooses you. It is a story filled with love and kindness and I challenge you to not feel your heart happy by the end. Definitely a feel good book that you have to pick up. I have been reading a lot of thriller/mysteries lately and love those but every so often, I need a book that just makes me smile and this is it.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Random House in exchange for an honest review.