Have you ever had unresolved differences with a parent? Have you ever lost a parent before you could resolve those differences?
In Sleigh Bells Ring, four sisters are summoned home after their father dies. All four of the sisters were estranged from their dad when he’d died. They carry a lot of pain and regrets – wishing that they could have resolved their differences. As each sister returns to their horse farm (their childhood home), they take a step back in time as they re-encounter folks from their youth. The sisters need to come together as they decide what to do with their horse farm – should they sell it, or, should they keep it in the family?
This book gives a glimpse of how past pains can affect our current lives. It’s also a story about forgiveness. This is a good, heartwarming read for the Christmas season.
So, have you ever had unresolved differences with a parent? Were you ever able to talk about your issues, and tell your parent(s) how you felt? Have you ever lost a parent and wished your relationship could have been better before their death?