the Language of Sycamores by Lisa Wingate
Sometimes you have to take a trip off the map to discover where your heart lives. "There are years that ask questions and years that answer..."
Karen Sommerfield has been hiding from the big questions of life- herself in a high-pressure job, ignoring the emotional distance in her marriage, avoiding memories of a sudden miscarriage and a bout with cancer that stole her chance of ever having children. She's convinced herself that money, power, and success can give her the sense of purpose she yearns for ... until the day the company downsizes her out of a job and the doctor tells her that the cancer may be back. It's a double blow that would send anyone reeling.
It sends Karen on a search for herself in the last place she ever thought to look:
Grandma Rose's old farm, where her sister has made a seemingly perfect life. As Karen's hectic schedule falls away, she opens up to the unexpected lonely child in need of nurturing and newly discovered family members with insights into the past. In the quiet of the Missouri Ozarks, she once again hears the call of the river and the whispers of the sycamore leaves. In their soft, secret language, she will discover answers, a forgotten purpose, and a joy to make her life complete.
"Heartfelt, honest, and entirely entertaining... this poignant story will touch your heart from the first page to the last" New York Times Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah