By Catherine Palmer
An adventurous spirit has consistently set Beth Lowell aside in her family members, developing stress along with her mom, Jan, who cherishes balance. Beth, a chance taker who traverses the globe for her activity, wonders how Jan, now widowed, can undergo her staid, predictable existence. Then a be aware hidden inside of an vintage tea set finds that Jan has saved a stunning mystery from Beth.
Beth's look for the beginning father she hasn't ever recognized takes her to a fascinating tea property within the Himalayan foothills, followed by way of a good-looking British businessman. And the revelation of a long-hidden earlier forces Jan to embark on her personal trip -- towards reconciliation together with her daughter and the braveness to like back.
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You had life handed to you on a silver platter, and it was all thanks to John Lowell. Oh, John! If only he were here right now. But that would be 34 Leaves of Hope awful. Thankfully he had died before Beth found the teapot. He would have been crushed to see her reaction—so demanding and curious and stubborn. Hugging that teapot as though it were her own unborn baby. Clinging to it! Jan sniffled and dug in her robe pocket for a tissue. Why had she even kept that stupid tea set? She should have thrown it out the moment Thomas turned his back on her and walked away.
His future? The caption said he planned to attend Tyler Junior College and major in agriculture. An ag major! He was a hick! Her father was a dork and a hick. A goofball with a tight sport coat and big hands and no more aspirations than to be a farmer. Of course, being a farmer wasn’t exactly an easy life. Beth knew many of them couldn’t make a go of it. To take college classes showed Thomas Wood had some gumption. And he had chosen that beautiful antique tea set. Maybe there was something ambitious and romantic in him after all.
It never mattered to her if you knew she was your grandmother. She didn’t care that you weren’t so interested in her. That wasn’t important at all. What she wanted was to be with you, to dote on you and give you her time and her love. ” Beth tried to absorb the significance of this new reality. The whole time she had been skipping in and out of Nanny’s house— selfishly focused on her own life—Nanny had been gazing at her with the loving, mournful eyes of a bereft grandmother. “Maybe it wasn’t important to Nanny to tell the truth,” Beth said finally, “but it would have been helpful for me to know who she really was.