Stories That Bind Us by Susie Finkbeiner
Published: June 2, 2020
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 384 pages
About the book:
Betty Sweet never expected to be a widow at 40. With so much life still in front of her, she tries to figure out what’s next. She couldn’t have imagined what God had in mind. When her estranged sister is committed to a sanitarium, Betty finds herself taking on the care of a 5-year-old nephew she never knew she had.
In 1960s LaFontaine, Michigan, they make an odd pair. Betty with her pink button nose and bouffant hair. Hugo with his light brown skin and large brown eyes. But more powerful than what makes them different is what they share: the heartache of an empty space in their lives. Slowly, they will learn to trust one another as they discover common ground and healing through the magic of storytelling.
This was a very heartwarming book! I was moved by this story. I loved all of the little stories throughout the book that talk about not being afraid and about having hope. I loved all of the details that made this story come to life. My only complaint was that the ending felt abrupt. Now I want to read more from Susie!