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One Perfect Day

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This is the story of two mothers, strangers to one another.

The first has two children--twins, a boy and girl, who are seniors in high school. She wants their last Christmas as a family living in the same home to be perfect, but her husband is delayed returning from a business trip abroad. And then there's an accident--a fatal one involving a drunk driver.

Meanwhile, the other mother has a daughter who needs a new heart, and so the loss of one woman becomes the miracle the other has desperately prayed for. While one mother grieves, and pulls away from her family, the other finds that even miracles aren't always easy to receive.

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About "One Perfect Day"

This is the story of two mothers, strangers to one another.

The first has two children--twins, a boy and girl, who are seniors in high school. She wants their last Christmas as a family living in the same home to be perfect, but her husband is delayed returning from a business trip abroad. And then there's an accident--a fatal one involving a drunk driver.

Meanwhile, the other mother has a daughter who needs a new heart, and so the loss of one woman becomes the miracle the other has desperately prayed for. While one mother grieves, and pulls away from her family, the other finds that even miracles aren't always easy to receive.

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Meet the Author

Lauraine Snelling

Lauraine Snelling is an award-winning author of over 50 books including The Healing Quilt, The Way of Women, and Saturday Morning. The recipient of the Silver Angel Award and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart, she also writes for a wide range of magazines and teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California.
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4 stars By Margot, Aug 13 2014
Wow! So much sadness, so much joy. Ms Snelling captured the all-consuming, overwhelming, life-changing grief of losing a child so well - almost as though she experienced it first hand to be able to express such depths of despair so completely. I was a little frustrated with Nora, perhaps because I'm a "soldier on for the good of the family despite my own grief" sort of person, and Nora was clearly not! I thoroughly enjoyed the Jenna side of the story, especially how quickly her thoughts turned to the grief of the donor family and how she let their loss temper her ecstasy over the hope a new heart for her daughter could bring. She was so sensitive and the transformation from nursemum to just Mum was a joy to watch.
This book gives a very thought provoking look at both sides of organ donation, something which every family needs to make up their own minds about without any judgement or criticism. The story contains neither judgement or pressure to decide either way and I recommend it, although it should probably be accompanied by a box of tissues!
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  • Catalogue Code 390284
  • Product Code 9780446544580
  • ISBN 0446544582
  • EAN 9780446544580
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Hachette Australia
  • Publication Date Oct 2008
  • Sales Rank #47379
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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