Mayda's Reviews > Small Blessings
Jun 20, 2016
Read 2 times. Last read June 4, 2018 to June 7, 2018.
This heartwarming story practically oozes charm and hope from each page. Tom Putnam has resigned himself to a life of painstakingly caring for his wife who suffers from a number of neuroses. Happiness is something he doesn’t even consider anymore. He teaches English at a small college, and the faculty and students are all aware of the burden he bears. But then Rose Callahan is hired to manage the college bookstore, and no one’s life is ever the same again. A perplexing complication to Tom’s life begins with a letter first telling him he is the father of a ten-year-old boy, Henry, the result of a brief affair, and that said boy is on a train, coming to stay with Tom. Tom’s predictable days are over in ways he could never imagine. These characters may have flaws that they must overcome, but this novel is pretty nearly perfect. An enchanting story that shows that fairy-tale endings can still be found in everyday lives.
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June 20, 2016 – Started Reading
June 20, 2016 – Shelved
June 23, 2016 – Finished Reading
June 4, 2018 – Started Reading
June 7, 2018 – Finished Reading