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Taking a fishing trip to the Canadian wilderness was something Dick, his brother, Mickey, and Dick's 24-year-old son, James, eagerly anticipated each year. But on September 17, 2005, their trip would take them on a different journey—one that would forever change their lives and the lives of their family anxiously awaiting their return home.

Held in Heaven's Arms tells the true story of tragic loss through the eyes of Karen Common, wife of Dick and mother of James, as she explores the mystery that surrounded the happenings in that remote area of Canada. Karen's response to the death of her husband and only son proves that faith can be renewed when we choose to lean on the Lord. Her tragic story of loss, brokenness, and peace will capture your heart and leave you yearning to be forever Held in Heaven's Arms.

©2010 Karen J. Common (P)2010 Tate

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Bad things do happen to good people, but good people with faith and belief in God will recover, endure, and achieve understanding. Karen gently and lovingly tells us how.'John BlaserDirector of Safety and Services, City of Alliance, Ohio

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Beautiful story of love and grief and living

I can't put into words how much more beautiful the author's actual reading of this true story made it. At times you could hear the continued sorrow in her voice as she read. Then you would hear the joy and almost see her smile as she spoke about the birth of her son. I highly recommend this sad but beautiful story of life and death and Gods goodness! I pray for Karen and hope she has found a new happiness as she certainly has known sorrow. Sorrow beyond that any should know. She also has been blessed by God in ways many of us could only hope for. Karen, if you read this review I can't express to you how meaningful and real you made the story by reading or narrating it. You did a beautiful job. God Bless You! I'd love it if you did a follow up. It would be nice to know there was a happy ending beyond where the book left off!

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