Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Kathleen Bauer's Sweet September ~ Reviewed

Sweet September
Kathleen Bauer
Pages 246
Binding Softcover
Release Date Jul 1, 2013
Publisher Ideals Publications
Series Home To Heather Creek
Series Number 2
ISBN 0824934253

OverviewAs tenuous family bonds threaten to break apart, a mystery on the farm might be the one thing that can restore the Stevensons' hope for the harvest. 

Harvest at Heather Creek Farm is an exciting time, but the children don't seem to be getting into the spirit. Emily is struggling with farm life, Christopher spends most of his time alone, and Sam is failing school. Charlotte is determined not to make the same mistakes she did with her own kids, but how can she get her grandchildren back on track? 

Meanwhile, the vegetable garden is uprooted one night. Who could have done such a thing? Charlotte sets out to uncover the truth, and as the kids pull together to find answers, this cobbled-together family learns more about one another and the love that binds them together. 

About the Home to Heather Creek series: Sweet September is the second book in the Home to Heather Creek series. Charlotte Stevenson is raising her grandchildren on the family farm after a tragic accident changes all of their lives forever. With the help of her husband Bob and a close-knit circle of friends, she will do whatever it takes to keep this fragile family together. See how God, who makes the sun rise and the crops grow, watches over our lives too.


Sweet September is book two in the Home to Heather Creek Series.  It’s Harvest time at the farm during this story.  While the children have seemed to accept their “lot in life,” living at the farm, they still seem to be having trouble adjusting.  Emily is still having trouble getting used to farm life, Sam doesn’t care about school and is failing some of his classes and Christopher is finding things to do off by himself.  Throughout the book, different things begin to happen to bring the family closer together, from a thief in the vegetable garden to an unexpected new visitor.  As the story unfolds, the children seem to begin to find new things to appreciate about their new life.

I was glad that this storyline continued.  I really wanted to see the kids start adjusting to this new life, and realize how blessed they were to have grandparents that cared for them.  At the same time, it was also good to see them begin to take on responsibilities with better attitudes and appreciation for their surroundings.  I hope the story continues!

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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