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The Arrivals

by Meg Mitchell Moore

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Ginny and William's peaceful life in Vermont comes to an abrupt halt as their children and grandchildren descend one summer with an assortment of adult problems. By summer's end, the family gains new ideas of loyalty and responsibility, exposing the challenges of surviving the modern family--and the old adage, once a parent, always a parent, has never rung so true.… (more)

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I enjoyed this family life story. ( )
  cubsfan3410 | Sep 1, 2018 |
This story revolves around the return home of three adult children at the same time - one with children in tow and marital problems, one with a pregnant wife needing bed rest, and one with a badly broken heart and spirit. Their parents, William and Ginny, strive to accommodate the physical and emotional needs of all three as their once-peaceful home is stretched to the limit. Their interactions are realistic given the inevitable generational differences that we all experience as children and as parents; however, it has a predictable outcome and no memorable characters. ( )
  pdebolt | Apr 13, 2017 |
The quiet peaceful life of Ginny and William Owen is abruptly put on hold when they adult children slowly begin to return home, with their adult families and problems. The old adage "once a parent, always a parent" rings true in this family story.
  SABC | Dec 4, 2015 |
I really enjoyed this book - it was a very realistic portrait of a family. ( )
  susan.h.schofield | Oct 7, 2013 |
I couldn't wait for this book to come out since I heard the author speak about it before it was published.

The Arrivals is a book about 3 generations of a family getting through the tough time and sharing the wonderful times. Ginny and William are not expecting to have their 3 grown children come home to stay with them. First their daughter Lillian shows up with her 2 children (but not her husband), then their son and his very pregnant wife unexpectedly come for a weekend (but stay longer), and their youngest, Rachel, with a broken heart, appears on their door step looking for help.

This story had the potential to be cheesy but the author made the characters so believable and real. As in real life, families don't always get along and sometimes, adults get whiny and act immature. In the end, though, it's about family and love. ( )
  Tracey8824 | Apr 3, 2013 |
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