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Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite
Lessons From Grandma and the Braided Rug: And More Hearty Education from Genuine Living is a heartfelt story about the people down through the years in the life of author Karen Carroll. She starts with lessons she learned from her grandma and how she helped with braiding rugs with her grandma. She shares a song and a picture of one of her grandma's beautiful rugs. Carroll also has a pattern on how to make a braided rug. I hope to try making one someday. There are many lessons covered; lessons of a feather, of lying, of Mama Effie's life, and more. And many pages are filled with poems, more lessons, recipes, lots of pictures, things that make this book so much more interesting.
I really enjoyed reading Lessons From Grandma and the Braided Rug. Author Karen Carroll does a really nice job of sharing these memories from so long ago in her life. Some of the things she shared were so much like things in my own family, which was neat and had me thinking back on my own memories. The pictures are fun and I like the way they are framed and placed on the front cover too. You will also find questions and plenty of space to write your answers. My favorite of Carroll's stories is the one she wrote about her husband and the cedar tree. This is such a wonderful story and so sweet that she wrote this for him. Lessons From Grandma and the Braided Rug by Karen Carroll is a lovely book of memories. If you enjoy reading someone's trip down memory lane, you will love reading this wonderful book.