ABOUT THE BOOK
Ginger Mooreland is stretched beyond her limit. Her beloved grandfather she cares for is showing signs of dementia and she is in danger of losing the Jukebox Café, which has been in the family for generations. Without the Jukebox she’s not sure how she can take care of her grandfather. The confidence that has bolstered her in the past is replaced with doubt.
Mike, the pastor of the local community church, has become a close friend to Ginger over the years. As their feelings for each other grow, Ginger questions whether she needs one more thing unsettling her life.
Convinced that his wife, Irene, who disappeared shortly after Pearl Harbor is still alive, Grandpa sends Ginger on an unlikely quest to uncover the truth. As Ginger traces the threads of Grandpa’s past and deals with her doubts about the present, she discovers far more than she ever expected for her future.
This is a realistic portrayal of how a person can feel overwhelmed by their circumstances. Ginger finds herself dealing with her aging grandfather's dementia and struggling to keep his life-long business afloat. Add a minister who is becoming more than a friend and the possibility that she has a grandmother somewhere out there and you can see just how helpless she feels. This Side of Yesterday is a sweet story of love, perseverance, faith, and devotion and I understood Ginger's emotions as she alternates between fear for her grandfather, impatience with his actions, and then overwhelming guilt over that impatience. The hope of finding a grandmother she has never known and her increasing awareness of her deepening friendship with her minister also throws her in a tailspin. He seems eager to help but is she willing to let him? Can she trust Pastor Mike's assurances that God is truly with her on this unknown journey? Will her grandparents be reunited once again?
I received a digital copy of this book. I was under no obligation to leave a positive review and these are my honest thoughts.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Angela D. Meyer lives in Nebraska with her husband of 28 years. They have two children, both of whom they homeschooled. Angela graduated from college with a degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, but instead of working overseas, she spent several years in New England as a nanny.
Angela co-leads a women’s Bible study at her church and serves on the leadership team of her local Christian writers’ group, Wordsowers. She enjoys the ocean, beautiful sunrises and sunsets and hopes to someday ride in a hot air balloon. Her aim in life is to love God and love others. She is a contributor to The Benefit Package, a devotional compilation.
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