When rodeo champion Cody Gunner returns to Colorado Springs, he has no intention of keeping his deathbed promise to his beloved wife - to love again. But when his concern for his brother, Carl, takes him to the Independent Learning Center, he sees how much Carl and his fellow Down syndrome students are progressing. He also notices their teacher, Elle Downs, who glows with such infectious joy and inner beauty that he almost forgets their philosophical differences.
©2007 Karen Kingsbury; (P)2008 Recorded Books
At first I thought this book was going to only be about a teacher in a handicapped classroom. Though I enjoy books about this I was glad I kept listening. It turns into a very sweet story. I will recommend it to my friends who know and love Down's Syndrome children and adults.
As with all of Karen Kingsbury's books, I was not disappointed! It was great, as all of her books are. I felt sad when the book had finished, and would highly recommend it.
Cody Gunner - his gentle love of his brother
Just would not have time to read on my own
Just touches your insides
As a parent of a child with down syndrome, I found this story insperational. I related to what we have watched our Grace achieve and recieved hope for her adult life as well. I recomend this book to anyone who wants to understand more about special people.
Karen Kingsbury is a wonderful author. Her words awaken all of your senses. I really enjoyed the story line. I would recommend all of her books. Enjoyed Tom Stechschulte as narrator. He did a very good job with the different accents. You felt as though it was really different people speaking.
Well written and beautifully narrarated, this book shows how Down Syndrome children enrich the lives of loving parents and siblings. Truly inspirational, a window into the lives of those we know so little about.
Worth your time
Carl Joseph--his pure love for life and others; his innocence
His ability to portray the voices of those with Downs Syndrome.
There were many moments
An amazing story of love of life and living each day to the fullest. To God be the glory.
This book had such a heartwarming story and taught me at the same time about the different facets in the world of people with downs syndrome! I was cheering for the underdog and loved the story right to the last line!
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