It was typical memoir writing - the point of the book wasn't that the writing was especially lyrical or literary, just that the author conveyed the lives and inspirations of her family, which she accomplished well. I do have to admit that as much as I enjoyed the book, I had a few nit-picky grammar moments, mostly related to subjects and verbs not agreeing. Not something that turned me off from the book, but just something that jumped out at my inner English major.
I think this would probably make a good bedtime read. It's perfect for picking up and reading chapter by chapter. It's not a story that is unputdownable, but it's perfect for picking up and reading bit by bit as you have free moments. It's full of great stories about her grandmothers and the issues they dealt with as immigrants and widows, as well as full of fun tidbits of advice they shared. I definitely recommend picking it up and giving it a try.