This book was actually like 3 stories in one. You have Alice's story, her sister Elizabeth and her grandmother Frannie's.
I loved this book. Can you imagine how you'd feel if you fainted and came to but lost the last 10 years of your life? You don't remember anything from that time. You don't even remember your own children. I think that is just simply heartbreaking.
In a way you are able to have a do over in a sense if that were to happen though. You can learn what your mature personality is like. If you don't like things about your life, you can change them. It's like an outsider looking in.
Time doesn't always heal all wounds but you learn to find a way to live around them. Remember forgiveness is a 2 way street.