Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss

Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss Jenna Bush Hager, the former first daughter and granddaughter, bestselling author, and coanchor of the Today show, shares moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her lifeTo the world, George and Barbara Bush were America s powerful president and influ ential first lady To Jenna Bush Hager, they were her beloved Gampy and Ganny, who taught her about respect, humility, kindness, and living a life of passion and meaning timeless lessons that continue to guide herIn Midland, Texas, Jenna s maternal grandparents, Harold and Jenna Welch Pa and Grammee a home builder and homemaker, lived a quieter life outside the national spotlight Yet their influence was no less indelible to their granddaughter Throughout Jenna s childhood and adolescence, the Welches taught her the name of every star in the sky, the way a dove uses her voice teaching her to appreciate the beauty in the smallest thingsNow the mother of three young children, Jenna pays homage to her grandparents in this collection of heartwarming, intimate personal essays Filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable stories, Everything Beautiful in Its Time captures the joyous and bittersweet nature of life itself Jenna reflects on the single year in which she and her family lost Barbara and George H W Bush, and Jenna Welch With the light, self deprecating charm of the bestselling Sisters First cowritten with her twin sister, Barbara Jenna reveals how they navigated this difficult period with grace, faith, and nostalgic humor, uplifted by their grandparents sage advice and incomparable spiritsIn this moving book, Jenna remembers the past, cherishes the present, and prepares for the future providing a wealth of anecdotes and lessons for her own children and all of us Poignant and humorous, intimate and sincere, Everything Beautiful in Its Time is a warm and wonderful celebration of the enduring power of family and an exploration of the things that truly matter most As long as I m alive, my grandparents will not be forgotten I hear their voices in the letters they sent me and in my memories They offer comfort, support, and guidance, and I will listen to them always I was so happy when this ARC came in I placed it on my TBR as soon as I heard about it I truly enjoyed reading about the journey of dealing with the grief of losing one s grandparents Not just the Bush s but her mother s mom as well This book read to me like an unfiltered conversation with an old friend My only disappointment was it wasn t long enough. Jenna Bush Hager s poignant and beautifully written memoir, a collection of reminiscences, is a tribute to her family and the love and respect they share for each other It s a story of love, kindness, self deprecating humor, faith, and gratitude.Within a year s time, Jenna lost her three remaining grandparents These losses inspired her to reflect back on her life and her place in her very close knit family Reflecting on the words from Ecclesiastes, He has made everything beautiful in its tim Jenna Bush Hager s poignant and beautifully written memoir, a collection of reminiscences, is a tribute to her family and the love and respect they share for each other It s a story of love, kindness, self deprecating humor, faith, and gratitude.Within a year s time, Jenna lost her three remaining grandparents These losses inspired her to reflect back on her life and her place in her very close knit family Reflecting on the words from Ecclesiastes, He has made everything beautiful in its time , this memoir traces life from beginning to end, with its joys and sorrows through the years She shares the wisdom and guiding principles she learned from her parents and grandparents, and how these have given her strength to aspire to live a life of meaning and to move forward with confidence.This moving and uplifting book, reflections on what truly is important in life, is well worth reading and one you soon won t forget Thank you to Netgalley, Harper Collins Publishers, and Jenna Bush Hager for giving me the opportunity to read the ARC of this inspiring book After reading and enjoying Jenna Bush Hager s Sisters First, co written with her twin Barbara Pierce Bush, I was very excited to win a copy of her upcoming release from Goodreads giveaways Jenna s writing is warm and sincere, and her personal stories are always so heartfelt.In her new book, Jenna Bush Hager invites us in to learn evenabout her family She tells stories about her daughters and new son dedicates a chapter to her husband, Henry and sharesstories about her sister Barb After reading and enjoying Jenna Bush Hager s Sisters First, co written with her twin Barbara Pierce Bush, I was very excited to win a copy of her upcoming release from Goodreads giveaways Jenna s writing is warm and sincere, and her personal stories are always so heartfelt.In her new book, Jenna Bush Hager invites us in to learn evenabout her family She tells stories about her daughters and new son dedicates a chapter to her husband, Henry and sharesstories about her sister Barbara The bulk of the book is spent reliving memories of her grandparents, particularly former President and First Lady George and Barbara Bush, but also her maternal grandmother and namesake , Jenna Welch As she lost all three of these family members in the span of about a year, it is a particularly poignant book.Even though the Bush family has been in the public eye for decades, Jenna manages to include many little known memories and stories of her famous relatives It s obvious from her writing that the family is extremely close and have many happy traditions I loved reading about her grandparents house rules, and they were never stingy with praise They taught Jenna that it s okay to show emotion, even tears From writing letters back and forth, to spending hours fishing, to meeting their great grandchildren, the memories included in the book s several essays were sometimes humorous, sometimes heart wrenching, but always touching I actually found myself tearing up many times while reading this book.Although I wish there werestories about her maternal grandparents, this was a beautiful tribute to Jenna Bush Hager s beloved family members and one I think I will return to again and again.4.5 stars I m a big fan of Jenna Bush Hager and couldn t put this down I feel privileged that she shares her personal journey through grief and healing in this lovely book I lost 3 of my grandparents at a young age, so it was a joy to live vicariously through many of her family stories Her descriptions and emotion are beautiful and despite the rawness of the book, I finished it feeling uplifted, hopeful, and heart warmed Thank you Net Galley for the opportunity to read an early release copy

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