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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury comes an unforgettable story of love struggling against all odds to snatch hope from the jaws of despair. Annie Warren’s concern for her adult son, Josh, has intensified ever since a drunk driver careened into him. Disabled and in constant pain, Josh has put his life on hold while awaiting an insurance settlement that seems never to come. Yet as Annie sifts through the rubble of Josh’s life, she uncovers a treasure of surpassing value—the greatest gift he could give her this side of heaven.

©2009 Karen Kingsbury (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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Has nothing to do with previous characters

The book was a good story but shouldn’t have been book 3 in Cody Gunner series. It should have been a stand alone.

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What an emotional roller coaster from start to finish. I cried more during this book than I can ever remember. I’m so glad Savannah found her daddy’s family. The narrator is fabulous. She reads with just the right amount of emotion. Happy reading/listening!

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Recommend!

I couldn't stop once I started. Emotionally charged with an intricate weave of multi-level complexities of everyday life situations.

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Best to the trilogy

I loved this book & didn’t want it to end. I didn’t care for the 1st Cody Gunnar book, but each one got better

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Beautiful story!

I really enjoyed this series and the characters. The story is a wonderful example of God's love and how He works all things for the good of those who trust Him.

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Great story

I loved this book. In true Karen Kingsbury fashion, I didn't want to put it down. I couldn't wait to hear how it would turn out.

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Incredible book!

This book was absolutely full of emotion. I didn't want to stop listening. It was great! I cried and cried throughout it. Tears from every kind of emotion. This book is moving. Powerful! Highly recommended Cody Gunner series! Karen Kingsbury is truly a gifted writer. The Lord speaks through her writing and her books have been such a blessing in my life!

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kept freezing up

story kept freezing up and would stop for a min and then resume. loved story

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Wonderful and touching

I love Karen Kingsburg story's......but wasn't ready for the tears....but I do love a happy ending. It sadden me to know there are really mothers out there like both women.....one who not satisfy with their son.....but finds pride in him after death....the other a user of her child and only thinking of herself......I wish the story Gould have went a little longer to tell us how Savannah adjusted and finally went to school.

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great book, ok narration

this book was great!!! such an unexpected loss in the middle. when I read the line, I was like, it's ok it's Karen, he'll be gtg. so much to my surprise.....but so glad with the ending. as always Karen, excellent story. Def. not my favorite narrator however.