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June 26, 2018

This I Know by Eldonna Edwards ~ A Review

by Susan Roberts



This is a wonderfully written coming of age novel with an added ingredient. Not only is Grace, an 11-year-old girl, trying to navigate life but she also has a special gift that she calls 'the knowing' that makes her able to see people's pasts and futures.
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April 2018; A John Scognamiglio Book
978-1496712868
audio, ebook, print (320 pages); historical
Grace is part of a family with 4 girls and two parents. The only boy, and Grace's twin, died at birth and Grace continues to get guidance from him with her special gift. Her father is an evangelical preacher and her mother is struggling with day to day life due to deep depression after her last baby is born. Grace's father thinks that her ability to KNOW things comes from the devil as do the people in their small town and her own sisters. Since Grace is set apart, she makes friends with some quirky people, a homeless man and the daughter of a hippie couple. She finally has to make a choice on whether she will use her gift to help people or whether she will conform to the person that her father, her family and her townspeople expect her to be and ignore her gift.

This is a beautiful, well-written novel. Grace is a character who will stay with the reader long after the book is completed.  Her way of dealing with her gift show an understanding of life far beyond her age.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter.


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20 comments:

  1. Not sure if this one is for me, but I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. thanks for the comment. I wasn't sure that I'd enjoy it when I read the description but it ended up being a very good coming of age story.

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  2. This doesn't seem to appeal to me but, I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I wasn't sure that I'd enjoy it when I read the description but it ended up being a very good coming of age story.

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  3. The opening doesn't grab me, but I do like the cover.

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    1. No it didn't grab me at first either but it got better quickly! Thanks for the comment.

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  4. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy whatever you read next!

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    1. Thank you. Hopefully we both enjoy everything we read!

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  5. It's intriguing. I'd read a bit more at least. Thanks for sharing. Here's the link to my FCFP and TTT: https://wp.me/p4DMf0-1DO

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    1. I loved The Alice Network and it grabbed me from the first paragraph.

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  6. I'm not really keen on the supernatural element but I really did like the opening of this one...

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    1. I try not to read supernatural but had heard so much about this book that I gave it a chance and was glad that I did. Thanks for the comment.

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  7. I'm on the fence with this one.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I wasn't sure that I'd enjoy it when I read the description but it ended up being a very good coming of age story.

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  8. I've been on the fence about this book. Hope it is a great read for you.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I wasn't sure that I'd enjoy it when I read the description but it ended up being a very good coming of age story.

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  9. I'm a sucker for coming of age stories. This one sounds very good. I'm off to see my library has a copy.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  11. I'd pass on this but I do love the cover!

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