Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thanksgiving At The Inn
Ever since his mother left, life hasn't been easy for Health Wellington III. Between his father's (Junior's) bouts with alcoholism and literary rejection, and Health's own wrongful suspension from school, there hasn't been all that much to be thankful for.
But following the tragic death of estranged grandfather Senior, father and son alike stand to inherit a life-changing fortune...with one catch.
Heath and Junior must spend the next three months managing Senior's bed and breakfast, located in the same Massachusetts home Junior has spent the last eight years trying to escape.
Upended from his everyday life and relocated to a town where everyone knew and loved the grandfather he can't even remember, Heath finds an inn full of some of the strangest people he's ever met.
And at a nearby school is Savannah, Junior's first love, and her adorable, autistic daughter, Tori.
But most of all, there's Junior himself, vinegar to Heath's oil. As Heath adjusts to his new world, what he needs most is to start anew with his father, to understand that Junior, too, is dealing with loss, and to realize that, even in the tragic of times, there's a lot in life to be thankful for.
Thanksgiving at the Inn is a beautiful story of family and forgiveness, and a sure holiday classic. Tim Whitney's fantastic, heartwarming debut is one you'll want to read with the whole family for years and years to come. (From the cover of Thanksgiving at the Inn.)
The thing that I personally loved most about this book, was the lesson that you learned well you were reading it. I didn't even realize all the things that you can easily take for granted in your life. I liked the character Health a lot just because he's such a nice person. I never would have done the things he did like he did. I think the author did I a great job in choosing the characters and also the story line. The thing that I thought needed fixing was that, unlike in some other books, I didn't find myself......getting lost in the book. In some books I love it so much and get so into it were I forget where I am and I see myself with the characters. In Thanksgiving At The Inn I only found myself getting lost a few times. Yet, the ending is one of my favorite parts!!