If you step across the threshold of Betty Grafton’s house, you can be sure of two things: she’ll feed you until you’re ready to bust and she’ll love you before you even realize you’re worthy of it. She’s spent her life building a family that finally feels complete.
But as sad news forces her to relive the darkest moments of her life, she decides to share the story with those she loves. Revealing the hard truth about growing up in the South during the 1960’s is difficult but necessary. She tells the tale of how an unlikely friendship shaped her into the woman she is today. Exposing her mistakes, her fears, and her impossibly difficult heart break, Betty strives to teach them all what it means to truly love.
Books on civil rights have always interest me, I love learning about our history. I think Ms. Stewart did a fantastic job with a story that got in enough history in and a great plot to make things interesting. I would love to see this as required reading for high school students. I underlined more in this book that I did in any book I had ever read.
Betty has a big heart, she has taken in kids, kids that others have given up hope in. Betty loved them anyway and called them her kids.
That's the less of my life; family is who decide to love, not necessarily who you're related to.
I loved this book, I can't tell you enough how much I think everyone needs to read it. It is very well written and I feel like it was well researched.
I give this book 5 stars!