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The Promise of Stardust: A Novel | [Priscille Sibley]

The Promise of Stardust: A Novel

When a tragic accident leaves Elle brain-dead, Matt is devastated. He knows his wife feared only one thing - a slow death. Just before Matt agrees to remove Elle from life support, the doctors discover that she is pregnant. Matt knows how much this child would have meant to Elle. Linney, Matt's mother, believes her son is blind with denial. She loves Elle, too, and insists that Elle would never want to be kept alive by artificial means, no matter what the situation. Divided by the love they share, driven by principle, Matt and Linney fight for what each believes is right.
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Publisher's Summary

Matt Beaulieu was two years old the first time he held Elle McClure in his arms, seventeen when he first kissed her under a sky filled with shooting stars, and thirty-three when they wed. Now in their late thirties, the deeply devoted couple has everything - except the baby they've always wanted.

When a tragic accident leaves Elle brain-dead, Matt is devastated. Though he cannot bear losing her, he knows his wife, a thoughtful and adventurous scientist, feared only one thing - a slow death. Just before Matt agrees to remove Elle from life support, the doctors discover that she is pregnant. Now what was once a clear-cut decision becomes an impossible choice. Matt knows how much this child would have meant to Elle. While there is no certainty her body can sustain the pregnancy, he is sure Elle would want the baby to have a chance. Linney, Matt's mother, believes her son is blind with denial. She loves Elle, too, and insists that Elle would never want to be kept alive by artificial means, no matter what the situation.

Divided by the love they share, driven by principle, Matt and Linney fight for what each believes is right, and the result is a disagreement that escalates into a controversial legal battle, ultimately going beyond one family and one single life.

Told with sensitivity and compassion, The Promise of Stardust is an emotionally resonant and thought-provoking tale that raises profound questions about life and death, faith and medicine - and illuminates, with beauty and grace, the power of love to wound...and to heal.

©2013 Priscille Marcille Sibley (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Susan Richmond, TX, United States 01-05-14
    Susan Richmond, TX, United States 01-05-14 Member Since 2011

    This is my granddaughter's picture! She is my love.

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    The girl next door and her lifetime love! After a tragic teen love and pregnancy, this couple separate, grow up, find other loves, then come back together only to be torn apart again. The story was never gloomy, although it was sad and tough, there is a sparkle that kept me interested and involved. I loved the characters, the situations, how everything was described. The timing was perfect, the story kept me involved, and in the end, I left with a smile. That is what I want in a story even if it is uncomfortable.

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    Cindy lee's summit, missouri, United States 07-09-13
    Cindy lee's summit, missouri, United States 07-09-13
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    Would you listen to The Promise of Stardust again? Why?

    Absolutely!!! The book was perfect! The narrator was perfect for this book. Beautifully written.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story could have been a true story!!! It seemed so real. It makes you think about life and death and what you would do.


    Which character – as performed by George Newbern – was your favorite?

    The main character


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, I cried in several different parts.


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    This book is a very touchy subject. I read a previous comment about being pro choice, and so they couldn't read it. The book is wonderful whether you are pro life or pro choice. It is a MUST listen!!!!

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    Kornelia Greenwood, IN, United States 05-03-14
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    If you could sum up The Promise of Stardust in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing, unbelievable, spellbinding


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    None, one of a kind


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    What can I say about this book? Nothing but you HAVE TO READ IT! Amazing story.............

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