Love Blooms in Winter is about a young woman named Mae Wilkey, who lives in North Dakota with her younger brother. She finds herself taking care of her 92 year old neighbor, Pauline, who’s memory and health is failing. In trying to find a living relative of Pauline’s, Mae runs across the name of Tom Curtis, and believes he may be a long lost relative that can come and care for Pauline. Tom, on the other hand, is working his way up working for the railroad, and has no recollection of an Aunt named Pauline. However, on the chance that he is related, he makes a trip to meet her. Though neither or the recognize each other, Tom finds himself drawn to Pauline, the town, and especially Mae. Through a series of events, he finds himself more and more tied to the little town in North Dakota.
This was a great book…right up my ally in themes and topics. It struck a chord with me as my Grandma just turned 92 and is going through many of the same things as Pauline . I loved that Pauline had such a wonderful neighbor and friend in Mae, someone with no relation her that was willing to take care of her and help her. It’s something you just don’t see happening much now days. This was a great book, and I highly recommend it!
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers