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This I Know

Pasts and futures It enables her to see into the depth of her mother's sadness and even allows Grace to talk to Isaac her twin brother who died at birth To her wise loving Aunt Pearl the Knowing is a family gift; to her daddy it's close to witchcraftGrace can't see into someone's thoughts without their permission But it doesn't take her special talent to know that her small community is harboring its share of secrets A young girl has gone missing Within Grace's own family too the cr. Outstanding THIS I KNOW is a remarkable inspiring story about clairvoyance faith and opening your heart and mind to the truth I will not soon forget Grace Carter the young preacher s daughter with a uniue interpretation of the world Her kindness her resilience her generosity and her acceptance of others filled me with hope I am sorry to have turned the last page on her voice and such wonderful lines as Daddy says dancing and rock and roll lead to fornication which means sex Seems like it would be hard to make a baby when you re dancing I predict Grace will steal many hearts not just mine

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Set in a small Midwest town in the late 1960s and helmed by an unforgettable young protagonist compassionate uncannily wise Grace This I Know is a luminous coming of age story from an astonishing new voiceEleven year old Grace Carter has a talent for hiding things She's had plenty of practice burying thoughts and feelings that might anger her strict Evangelical pastor father and concealing the deep intuition she carries inside The Knowing as Grace calls it offers glimpses of people's. NOW AVAILABLE 45 Stars Some days I look downAfraid I will fallAnd though the sun shinesI see nothing at allThen I hear your sweet voice ohOh come and then go come and then goTelling me softlyYou love me so Up to the Mountain Songwriters Patricia J Griffin This isn t a sad story It s a love story Set apart from her family by her red hair and green eyes like a foreigner in the land of blue eyed blondes Grace is further distanced by her evangelical preacher father s feelings that her gift is of Satan Grace has the KnowingIsaac her brother her twin who never made it into this world explains the Knowing to her as simply a deep awarenessThey d hear the extra notes and they d see hidden pictures on the walls and they d feel their mother s heartbeat long after they were born into this world I make people nervous even Daddy Especially Daddy I know this by how they look away as if their darkest secrets will be exposed like tea leaves scattered in the snow People in this small midwestern town avoid her kids in her school won t look directly at her And then one day a girl named Lola moves there and Lola befriends her Lola s parents are free spirits artists and Grace finally finds a place where she feels accepted even with her Knowing Literally from the first words the first paragraphs I was pulled into Grace s world from her thoughts beginning one morning in March of 1958 when she was born into this world Such simply beautiful lyrical prose it was easy to love her and feel her every emotion as she goes through a whirlwind of feelings including primarily the attachment she still feels to her twin Isaac I don t think anyone in this family knows how lonely I feel sometimes Just once I wish Daddy would look at me with the same gleam in his eyes he does with Joy and Chastity or even poor Hope Her family doesn t really understand her and her mother who should has never completely recovered from losing her son They d been visiting Aunt Pearl in Mississippi when she went into labor and after that her mother never let go of that sadness Mamma was distraught We stayed with Aunt Pearl until after the funeral then Daddy drove straight through the night back to Michigan He couldn t wait to take Mama away from the place that housed all that sadness What he doesn t understand is that she brought the memory of that dead baby with her packed her grief into every last bag before we drove out of Rankin County Sorrow is as much a presence in this debut novel as the people in this family in this town Like the notes of a song it weaves through so many a homeless man Lyle whom Grace befriends through Grace herself her mother and others touched by sorrow as well It hovers over all weaving its way through these lives but also transforming into uplifting lyrical soothing moments And like a song its beauty is in the story told through movement of Grace and her family from one moment to the next through tension release sadness but also joy and the power of love from the beginning until the last note is playedPub Date 24 APR 2018Many thanks for the ARC provided by Kensington Books John Scognamiglio Books

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Acks are widening as her sisters Hope Joy and Chastity enjoy the normal life that eludes Grace It's Grace's kinship with other outsiders that keeps her afloat Lyle a gentle homeless man and Lola a free spirited new girl at school But when her mother lapses into deep depression after bringing home a new baby Grace will face a life changing choice ignore her gift and become the obedient daughter her father demands or find the courage to make herself heard even if it means standing apar. Three and a half starsEleven year old Grace Carter has a gift or is it a gift Though Grace yearns for her father s approval she never seems to be able to please him The Knowing as Grace calls it allows her insights into some people s lives She sees things before they happen Other times she gets glimpses of their past and events that have deeply affected them Her preacher father is adamant Grace does not have a gift but that it comes from the devil So he tries his best to silence her Grace is also able to talk to her twin brother Isaac who died at birth But her father forbids it so she has to keep these conversations secret Unlike Grace s father Aunt Pearl believes Grace s Knowing is a rare gift Grace feels closer to Aunt Pearl but too often feels on the outer with her sisters Hope Joy and Chastity But it is the new baby that brings the most changes to the Carter household and especially to the children s mother Grace also makes friends with a hippie couple and their daughter Lola as well as Lyle a vagrant who sleeps in their loft When Lyle is accused of a crime she is uick to defend him But is she rightThe style of writing is easy to read Grace s voice comes across as clear and well defined She is an engaging character Aunt Pearl is also well developed Some of the other characters including Grace s father Hope and the other sisters struck me as rather one dimensional There are some moments of humour but many where Grace is misunderstood and marginalised by her family and others in the community Even what started out as an amusing story with the sisters urging Grace to raise money as a fortune teller ends up with conseuences the children did not expect I had heard a bit about this book before I bought it While I enjoyed the story and it kept my interest I didn t love it uite as much as I thought I expected to Maybe I should leave coming of age stories alone I often find they don t work that well with me I also thought some aspects of the ending felt rushed and too sudden a change given what had gone before Plus the epilogue just seemed like a tacked on unnecessary addition to me This is my first book by this author and I would be interested to try another So to sum up I found this an enjoyable read and Grace an interesting character but it never wholly engaged me as I expected it might have Still I know others have absolutely loved it So if it sounds like your kind of book give it a go and see what you think

About the Author: Eldonna Edwards

THIS I KNOW comes straight from the heart and has won over the hearts of readers everywhere In her second novel

10 thoughts on “This I Know

  1. says:

    “Grace decided that when she grew up she wanted to be the kind of mom who makes finger and toe paintings with her children while listening to records on a real stereo” Hallelujah for Grace’s first best friend Lola who introduced her to the wonderful world of art music dance creativity and full self expression For all ‘the knowing’ the clairvoyance ability Grace had inside hershe could hear things s

  2. says:

    What a wonderful story Young Grace just captured my heart She has the knowing she sometimes knows things before they happen Her prescher father tries to stop her from letting people know she has this knowledge convinced it comes from the devil Grace and her mother however know different Her mother once had the

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    4 memorable stars to This I Know ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Grace is a well suited name for this strong resilient lovable daughter

  5. says:

    Outstanding THIS I KNOW is a remarkable inspiring story about clairvoyance faith and opening your heart—and mind—to the truth I

  6. says:

    One of my favorites of 2018 Genuinely told through the voice of a little girl named Grace this story literally melted my h

  7. says:

    It takes a lot of energy to try to be what you aren't but even not to be what you areSet in the American Midwest from the mid sixties this coming of age story centers itself around Grace middle daughter of a pastor and his wife twin sister to a boy who died during birth Grace has a Knowing; freuently she knows things that are happening elsewhere or that have happened to the people or objects she touchesIt's a bitterswee

  8. says:

    I have fallen in love with the heroine of This I Know by Eldonna Edwards I was so very lucky to receive an advanced copy Grace Carter will be with me maybe always I loved this book Everyone add it to your lists or pre order It is Tha

  9. says:

    Three and a half starsEleven year old Grace Carter has a gift or is it a gift? Though Grace yearns for her father’s approval she never seems to be able to please him The Knowing as Grace calls it allows her insights into some people’s lives She sees things before they happen Other times she gets glimpses of their past and eve

  10. says:

    Grace is an eleven year old girl with a gift for seeing events and hearing the thoughts of others She calls it The Knowing She speaks with Is

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