Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Book Sneeze To Know you by Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel

Julia has had  two daughters by fathered by two different men that she has given up for adoption. Neither of the men stuck around, and she has not seen the children since they were given to their adoptive families. 20 years after those choices, her son is dying and the only one who can help is one of these daughters.

But can Julia face her choices and consequences, and find healing? Can she find ask a young woman—a stranger really, to save a brother she’s never known? Can the daughter get to a place of forgiveness so this boy may live? Will her daughter repeat Julia's own mistakes? Can a family be redeemed?
This is a great story about how G-d uses different circumstances for His glory and for His healing. 
The imperfect lives and broken pieces are brought together to make a whole family.
Like Stitch says "This is my family. I found it, all on my own. Is little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good."

This is a lovely book.

From the Publisher:"Years ago, Julia Whittaker gave up two daughters for adoption. Now she must find them to try to save the life of her son.

Julia and Matt Whittaker’s son was diagnosed with biliary atresia at birth. Dillon has beaten the odds for thirteen years only to have the odds—and his liver—crash precipitously. The only hope for his survival is a transplant. He can receive a “living liver” transplant but neither his parents, nor various family members and friends, are compatible.
The transplant list is long and Dillon’s time is short. Very short.
He has two chances for a compatible liver: his two older half-sisters, born eighteen months apart and adopted at birth.

But can Julia ask a young woman to donate a portion of her body to a brother she’s never known? Will either sister even be a match for their half-brother? Will either of them show mercy and courage if they are?

Julia knows she’s probably on a fool’s errand—reaching out to the daughters she abandoned only now that she needs them. But what other choice does she have except to try?"

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