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✫ [PDF] ✑ An Uncommon Family (Family Portrait, #1) By Christa Polkinhorn ✸ – Smrl.me A chance meeting between a middle aged woman a widower and a semi orphaned child in the city of Zurich Switzerland brings together three people who grapple with a past of loss and betrayal Six year ol[PDF] An Uncommon Family (Family Portrait, #1) By Christa Polkinhorn Smrl.me A chance meeting between a middle aged woman a widower and a semi orphaned child in the city of Zurich Switzerland brings together three people who grapple with a past of loss and betrayal Six year ol A chance meeting between a middle aged woman a widower and a semi orphaned child in the city of Zurich Switzerland brings together three people who grapple with a past of loss and betraya.

L Six year old Karla whose mother died in a car crash has a hard time accepting the loss Anna her aunt and guardian struggles with her An Uncommon PDF or former husband’s deception and her shattered confidence in men and Jonas artist and teacher mourns the death of his wife While trying to help Karla a talented but troubled child Anna and Jonas develop feelings for each other that go beyond friendship The budding romance however hits a snag when Anna discovers a sinister s.

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An Uncommon Family MOBI ↠ An Uncommon PDF or Born and raised in Switzerland I have always had the desire to explore the world outside of my beautiful but tiny country I traveled in Europe China Japan as well as South America Now I live and work as writer and translator in southern California My interest in foreign cultures informs my work and my novels take place in several An Uncommon PDF or countries I published a volume of poetry The Path of Fire.

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  1. Renee Renee says:

    An Uncommon Family MOBI ↠ An Uncommon PDF or uncommon download, family book, family pdf, portrait, mobile, An Uncommon pdf, An Uncommon Family eBook This book was provided to me free of charge by the author through a First Reads Goodreads Giveaway Thanks This book tells the bittersweet tale of three people whose lives become intertwined after each experiences a very personal loss The story takes place in Switzerland and begins with the introduction of Karla a 6 year old girl who loses her single parent Mom and Grandmother in a tragic accident Haunted by memories of her mother Karla chases her ghost down a street in Zurich setting up a fateful meeting between herself her aunt Anna a widow with custody of Karla and Jonas an artist who lost his wife to cancer a few years earlier The characters’ personal histories are slowly revealed through flashbacks as Anna and Jonas fall in love but each carries scars and secrets in their past which build walls and create breaches of trust between t


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    An Uncommon Family MOBI ↠ An Uncommon PDF or uncommon download, family book, family pdf, portrait, mobile, An Uncommon pdf, An Uncommon Family eBookAn Uncommon Family – Review by Martha A Cheves Author of Stir Laugh Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds – Desserts“Mama” she whispered She saw the woman only from behind but the bounce in her step the long reddish blond hair flowing down her back swaying left and right the tall slender figure – it must be her mother She tossed the rest of the ice cream into the trash can got up and ran after the woman “Mama” she called as the woman got ready to cross the street The light turned from blinking red to solid red just as the woman reached the other side Karla rushed after her barely aware of the honking around her or of the shrill warning bell of the blue and white streetcar She heard someone yell at her but by then she had arrived at the other side The woman was walking along the river toward the Lake of Zurich “Mama wait” Karla bumped i


  3. Gareth Gareth says:

    An Uncommon Family MOBI ↠ An Uncommon PDF or uncommon download, family book, family pdf, portrait, mobile, An Uncommon pdf, An Uncommon Family eBookSo good I read it twiceA rich and emotive story around three principal characters each with their own troubled pasts Although each of the characters bears an entirely different burden to the others all three become inextricably linked in the unfolding story of an unlikely union Karla a precocious and talented young girl; her guardian aunt Anna withdrawn and mistrustful of men devoted only to her niece; and Jonas a kindly gentle souled man who undertakes art tutoring of young Karla In doing so a warm yet cautious relationship develops between he and Anna – but one that the reader wonders how it may possibly develop with Anna so rigid an


  4. Marti Marti says:

    An Uncommon Family MOBI ↠ An Uncommon PDF or uncommon download, family book, family pdf, portrait, mobile, An Uncommon pdf, An Uncommon Family eBookAs the book opens 6 year old Karla is sure she has just seen her mama and runs to catch up to her As she falls on a busy street in Zurich Switzerland she sees the woman's face and realizes it's not her mama after all As she falls a man she's convinced must be St Nicholas himself comes to her aid We find that Karlas's mother has fairly recently died along with Karla's grandmother in a violent


  5. Helen Helen says:

    An Uncommon Family MOBI ↠ An Uncommon PDF or uncommon download, family book, family pdf, portrait, mobile, An Uncommon pdf, An Uncommon Family eBookAn Uncommon Family by Christa Polkinhorn is the story of three people Karla a six year old girl living with her aunt Anna and Jonas


  6. Lisette Brodey Lisette Brodey says:

    An Uncommon Family MOBI ↠ An Uncommon PDF or uncommon download, family book, family pdf, portrait, mobile, An Uncommon pdf, An Uncommon Family eBookSix year old Karla lost her mother in a car crash and now lives with her aunt Anna who years before had lost her husband in a plane crash immediately after learning of a life changing betrayal By chance one day in Zurich they meet artist Jonas Bergman who had lost his beloved wife to cancer Karla begins to take art lessons from Jonas and over the years a relationship forms between Anna and Jonas but each character’s past threatens to destroy the love they are building This was a very warm and charming story that really made me want to root for the characters The flow of the story was very natural and each character’s struggle to reconcile their past made sense and was uite relatable Aside from Anna and Jonas’ respective stories I found Karla’s coming of age to be uite charming and I loved the interaction b


  7. Susan Eisenberg Susan Eisenberg says:

    An Uncommon Family MOBI ↠ An Uncommon PDF or uncommon download, family book, family pdf, portrait, mobile, An Uncommon pdf, An Uncommon Family eBookI spent the past two days reading Christa Polkinhorn's poignant novel AN UNCOMMON FAMILY The book tells the story of Anna an emotionally cautious bookstore owner who becomes the guardian of her sister's daughter Karla after the girl's mother dies Aunt and niece forge a bond of mutual sorrow but it's their serendipitous encounter with Jonas a generous widower with sorrows of his own that finally allows Anna and Karla to set aside their grief and embrace new possibilitiesSet in Switzerland with scenes in New York and Mexico the book offers a charming visual landscape The author also vividly describes the artwork of Jonas and the emerging talent of young Karla who becomes his pupil Yet Polkinhorn's main strength is her ability to mine complex human emotions and interactions


  8. Linda Lewis Linda Lewis says:

    An Uncommon Family MOBI ↠ An Uncommon PDF or uncommon download, family book, family pdf, portrait, mobile, An Uncommon pdf, An Uncommon Family eBookIn Christa Polkinhorn’s debut novel Love of a Stonemason she introduced us to the adult Karla Bocelli and in this preuel she takes us back to Karla’s childhood We learn of what life was like for the child artist Karla as she dealt with the death of her mother and a long distance father but the heart of the book is a love story complicated by secretsThis time around it’s Karla’s aunt Anna hardened toward love by a devastating secret in her past who must decide whether to let artist and teacher Jonas into her heart When Jonas who has lost his beloved wife to cancer discloses a secret to Anna he only confirms her distrust of men But the determined Karla won’t give up She uses all her youthful ingenuity in trying to form those she loves into An Uncommon Family In this well told story the author takes us on tour from Switzerland to New


  9. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    An Uncommon Family MOBI ↠ An Uncommon PDF or uncommon download, family book, family pdf, portrait, mobile, An Uncommon pdf, An Uncommon Family eBookAN UNCOMMON FAMILY is a beautiful restful deeply satisfying novel about good peopleA preuel to LOVE OF A STONEMASON it is about the forming of a family six year old Karla Bocelli who lost her mother in a car crash and whose father lives in Peru; Anna her aunt and guardian; and Jonas Karla's 52 year old art teacher Anna and Jonas no strangers to hurt loss and betrayal maneuver toward each other cautiouslyChrista Polkinhorn has insight into relationships of all kinds what happens in this novel feels real She also has the soul of an artist; her painterly descriptions and insight into art are among the novel's incidental pleasuresFor exa


  10. Francene Stanley Francene Stanley says:

    An Uncommon Family MOBI ↠ An Uncommon PDF or uncommon download, family book, family pdf, portrait, mobile, An Uncommon pdf, An Uncommon Family eBookThree great character arcs combine with fantastic descriptions of nature in distant places in this heart warming tale Karla bereft of her parents at the age of 10 needs to let go of nightmares that keep her insecure Her Aunt Anna learns from her charge to love and trust after death and betrayal of her former husband An artist Jonah takes Karla under his wing and guides her t


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