I’ve noticed lately that when I’m picking books that I’d like to read....I’m drawn to memoirs. Maybe it’s the blogger in me but I love reading about a period of someone’s life. The good, the bad and the ugly!
I was thrilled when the BlogHer Book Club asked me if I would read this lovely book.
The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith is the story about a young girl that grows into a woman after both of her parents are diagnosed with cancer when she is fourteen. It goes through all five of the stages of grief and the journey she took to say goodbye to her parents and find a life without them.
At times this memoir is sad and heartbreaking but it is also a love story. A woman that really gets to know her father through learning about his life before she was born and taking care of that man as he died.
It’s also a love story about Claire. How she finally let her Mother go and through helping other people...found herself and ultimately the man that would be her husband and make her life good again.
She was stronger than she thought she was and after everything she experiences and some regrets, she finds a happy ending and someone to be her special person.
I’m a sucker for a happy ending!
If you’d like to read more about The Rules of Inheritance then please visit the BlogHer Book Club and join in the discussion.
This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.