Review: Things Remembered by Georgia Bockoven

Title: Things Remembered
Author: Georgia Bockoven
Genre/Audience: Contemporary, women’s fiction, adult
Publication: William Morrow, 2012 (reprint)
Source: For review, TLC Tours

Review by Kim

Summary: Returning to her childhood home means regret and pain for Karla Esterbrook.  But she can’t refuse when her ailing grandmother, Anna, asks her to help settle her affairs.  Anna raised Karla and her two younger sisters after their parents’ deaths twenty years before.  But from the beginning, a powerful clash of wills separated Karla and her grandmother, leaving them both bitter and angry.  Anna will do everything in her power to bridge the chasm between them.  But can the wounds of the past truly be healed?

My Thoughts: This was an absolutely lovely book about the relationship of Karla and her grandmother.  I had two wonderful grandmothers, completely different from each other, who I loved dearly and would have given anything to have more time with them, so I was really pulling for Karla and her grandmother to make peace with each other.  There is also the perfect sister and the annoying sister thrown in the mix, along with ex-husband and possible new love.  If you like stories about relationships, this should definitely be on your TBR list.  The great thing about doing book tours is learning about authors I have never heard of before, so I am definitely going to be looking for Georgia Bockoven’s other books. 

My Rating: 5/5


  1. I just reviewed this book yesterday. I liked it too. We are three sisters in my family and i could easily relate as the eldest.

  2. I’m glad you liked it so much that you’ll be checking out the author’s backlist!

    Thanks for being on the tour!

  3. I think this book is right up my alley. I plan on checking this one out – thanks for the review!

  4. Beth Hoffman says:

    This is on my list and I’m eager to read it. Terrific review, Steph!

  5. Awesome review.

    My daughter has two very awesome and different grandmothers.


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