“Love makes ever’thing bigger.” That’s what Granny said, and that’s what makes this story bigger than the book that encloses it.
It’s 1942, and young Caleb is on the verge of manhood. Granny is facing what will likely be her last Christmas, but she’s looking forward to her son coming home. Caleb has never seen Uncle Joey, but he’s heard about him and been compared to him for years. This is a story of family dinners, family gardens, and family love.
Thomas J. Davis does an excellent job of transporting us back to the hills of northern Georgia at the beginning of World War II. Faith, love, and family are strong themes in this beautiful tale. I find myself smiling, laughing out loud, and shedding silent tears whenever I read it.