Relationships can be sweet, simple, and quiet. Relationships take time and so does healing. With time and healing new opportunities can happen and second chances are given. The descriptive language in this book made me stop and pause a bit to think and reflect about the word choices selected by Patricia MacLachlan. It's never quite clear why Phillip is living with his aunt and uncle, leaving this reader with more questions and discovering the answer didn't really matter to tell this delightful story.
Here are three lines I love from this story and hope you find,
if you pick this book up.
"We watched white fur flying into the room, carried by the summer breezes coming off the porch."
"A little slice of sunlight marked the place she had been."
"But then, surprise, it is someone else who shows you what is really there, like the truth a photograph shows."