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When Will Tweedy’s Grandpa marries young Miss Love Simpson a short 3 weeks after his wife dies, the entire town of Cold Sassy is in an uproar.  But Grandpa certainly doesn’t care.  He goes on living his life and running his store just as he always did.  Will is full of questions:  Why did Grandpa marry Miss Love?  Why does God let some people die?  Why doesn’t God always answer prayers?  Why can’t he go fishing when his family is in mourning?  Will turns to his Grandpa for answers, and ends up finding out a whole lot more about God, life and love than he was planning on.

Burns’ novel is a humorously substantial story.  Her characters are unique, and her story is simple, yet full of surprises.  This is an excellent book.  Although it’s not a strictly “Christian” book, it does tackle many issues that believers struggle with everyday