I agree with previous reviewers that the narrator seems older than the author.... but this is a recounting of a 25 year friendship so it isn't off base that the narrator *would* be older. Much of this story is hard to listen to - not uplifting, tragic - and the writing was at times juvenile and cliche. That said, I always looked forward to a chance to listen to more chapters. This story will stay with me for a very long time!
I have a book club at my knitting shop and the leader of our group suggested this book. I think it's one of the most poignant, loving, generous of spirit story I've ever read. You just never really know a persons history and motivations. This is a story about true humanity!
The story of Hope, Perseverance and Selfless Love.
The compelling writing caught you up into the story early and never let you down. This author brings you into the story so wholeheartedly that you feel the pain and rejoice at the successes.
One moment's decision saves two lives.
We've all binge watched something on Netflix or Amazon Prime, this book made me binge listen. I couldn't force myself to hit pause or stop. I started listening and that was that.
Outstanding story off two lives pulled together. She helped him and in return he helped her without either one truly realizing until years later. Thank you to the author for sharing this story. Listen all the way through to the epilogue.
I recommend this book to everyone. It gives a glimpse into two kinds of broken families, and gives hope that terrible cycles can be broken, and love can change the path one is on.
Why did she go back? What stopped her? An invisible thread of destiny. Destiny knit these two unique souls together through the good and bad life had to offer.
I did not read the print version but thought the audible version was very interesting. The narrator was good and clear and the story was remarkable.
Maurice….because he survived his childhood and offered his children a better future.
Pam Ward brings to the story a sense of the reality of this situation and the bleakness of Maurice's life.
I did not listen to this book in one sitting. For one thing, some of the book was very hard to listen to; the bleakness of Maurice's situation….the fact that many children come up this way, a very hard way is not something I wanted to hear for hours.
This is a worthwhile audible recording.
This book showed a love between two strangers. One an adult, who could have walked away and a young boy, who could have not trusted another adult. The story shows individuals that love comes in all shapes and sizes. Laura shared her heart and knowledge with this young impressionable boy. Maurice accepted the love and grew from it into a wonderful young man. As I Corinthians 13 say "Love is patient, love is kind." This story is an amazing revelation of love between these two people. It is a learning lesson about love and a message to all about the simple act of kindness.
Great heartfelt story, well written and narrated. Also a quick listen and also very compelling.
Emotionally uplifting story about 2 people who filled a void in each other's lives. It's not a fairy tale with no problems, lapses and mistakes make
It all the more gratifying