Lucy Tuttle, long-time and devoted music teacher, finds out she has been RIFFED. Arts and music are often on the chopping block and Lucy’s program is destroyed by budget cuts. Music is Lucy’s life, even though she’s married with two grown children. Ripping her from her school program is painful for her and she becomes depressed. Her recently retired husband, Charlie, has plans for this new time together and Lucy just isn’t ready for so much closeness and inactivity. Olivia and Sam, their children, bring new twists to this period of silence for Lucy. It is a great story that I suspect resonates with many people put into a retirement situation not of their own choosing. See what God has for you in the rests, in the silence, though.
Thanks to Abingdon Press for providing an ARC to me for a review in my own words.