From These Roots is a simple story of the challenges of two women during their lifetime, told from the point of view of a mother and daughter after they have died. It describes the women’s struggles and heartaches, as well as their ability to overcome these obstacles. The writing is very simple; it is as if the reader is sitting down with the two women and listening to them retell the story of their lives. As such, the story jumps around at times, draws your attention at others, and sometimes is uneventful. I received this book complementary from LibraryThing Members Giveaway.