Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss

Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss

Jenna Bush Hager, the former first daughter and granddaughter, bestselling author, and coanchor of the Today show, shares moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life.

To the world, George and Barbara Bush were America’s powerful president and influ­ential first lady. To Jenna Bush Hager, they were her beloved Gampy and Ganny, who taught her about respect, humility, kindness, and living a life of passion and meaning—timeless lessons that continue to guide her.

In Midland, Texas, Jenna’s maternal grandparents, Harold and Jenna Welch—Pa and Grammee—a home builder and homemaker, lived a quieter life outside the national spotlight. Yet their influence was no less indelible to their granddaughter. Throughout Jenna’s childhood and adolescence, the Welches taught her the name of every star in the sky, the way a dove uses her voice—teaching her to appreciate the beauty in the smallest things.

Now the mother of three young children, Jenna pays homage to her grandparents in this collection of heartwarming, intimate personal essays. Filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable stories, Everything Beautiful in Its Time captures the joyous and bittersweet nature of life itself. Jenna reflects on the single year in which she and her family lost Barbara and George H. W. Bush, and Jenna Welch. With the light, self-deprecating charm of the bestselling Sisters First—cowritten with her twin sister, Barbara—Jenna reveals how they navigated this difficult period with grace, faith, and nostalgic humor, uplifted by their grandparents’ sage advice and incomparable spirits.

In this moving book, Jenna remembers the past, cherishes the present, and prepares for the future—providing a wealth of anecdotes and lessons for her own children and all of us. Poignant and humorous, intimate and sincere, Everything Beautiful in Its Time is a warm and wonderful celebration of the enduring power of family and an exploration of the things that truly matter most.

Title:Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062960627
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  • Regina

    "Everything Beautiful in Its Time" is like a fire hose helping to douse the flames of the dumpster fire that is 2020. Say what you will about the Goodreads Choice Awards, but I'm so grateful that this...

  • Cheryl

    Jenna Bush Hager’s poignant and beautifully written memoir, a collection of reminiscences, is a tribute to her family and the love and respect they share for each other. It’s a story of love, kind...

  • Emily Gilmore

    I’m a big fan of Jenna Bush Hager and couldn’t put this down! I feel privileged that she shares her personal journey through grief and healing in this lovely book. I lost 3 of my grandparents at a...

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  • Angela

    After reading and enjoying Jenna Bush Hager's Sisters First, co-written with her twin Barbara Pierce Bush, I was very excited to win a copy of her upcoming release from Goodreads giveaways! Jenna's wr...

  • Janis Rich

    Some cute memories about the Bush family. I guess I go a bit against the grain on this one because I didn’t, despite such great subject matter, feel it had as much substance as I had hoped. Neverthe...

  • Donna

    With the recent GR polls for best books, I am trying to read the ones in my possession so that my vote will go for something I actually read. This was one of those. I didn't care for this one and it w...

  • Caroline Craig David

    This book was so special and I felt myself welling up with tears many times. Jenna Bush Hager is such a wonderful writer and orator. This book that honored her grandparents in such a wonderful way was...

  • Amy

    Put aside politics. Jenna Bush Hager has not been overtly political, and isn’t a member of the Republican Party. Take this as a family memoir. And take it on its accord, from a highly successful tel...

  • Drew Blythe

    If you are grappling with loss, especially the loss of a grandparent, Jenna’s words will remind you over and over how their lives formed yours and how they continue to impact your life. Her words ar...