Stars in the Grass is a tender story of one family’s journey after a tremendous loss. It’s told by the nine year old daughter, Abby McAndrews. Each member handles the tragedy with different emotions, actions, and faith in God. Abby’s curious mind, growing vocabulary, and sense of humor makes this book poignant, insightful, and moving.
Having grown up in a minister’s home I related to Abby’s familiarity to her father’s church with particular hiding spots, and places to play or find solace. I, also lived in a parsonage and understand the dubious situation of not owning your own home.
The turmoil in their home is heightened by Abby’s brother, Matt’s secret escapades. “Dad frowned and exhaled slowly, the receiver in his hand. He was used to answering other people’s problems not phoning with the problem.”
Doubt in God, anger, and grief fill their relationships with unexpected outcomes and may tear them apart. Will they find a way to pull together? What happens to a family whose loss is unimaginable? My heart ached for the McAndrews. Would they seek the God they thought they knew before tragedy hit?
I hope you will chose to put Stars in the Grass on your “to be read” list.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. I want to thank them for the opportunity to read this fine novel by Ann Marie Stewart!