Friday, November 07, 2008
Lauraine Snelling's One Perfect Day ~ Reviewed
One Perfect Day
By Lauraine Snelling
Published by Faith Words
Nora Peterson is determined to make this Christmas perfect. Next year her twin teenagers will be off to college, and their lives will never be quite the same. With her husband delayed on a business trip abroad, Nora's nerves are already frazzled when she gets the news of a car accident that will not only change the Petersons' lives forever, but also those of another family whom they've never met.
As a nurse, Jenna Montgomery has always struggled with balancing her personal and professional lifer. Her daughter, Heather, has suffered from a heart defect for most of her life. Now that Heather is twenty years old and still on the organ transplant waiting list, Jenna must find a way to accept that this is likely their last Christmas together. Then the miracle Jenna has desperately prayed for becomes a reality in an instant, and Heather's health is restored.
While Nora struggles with depression and grief, Jenna discovers that miracles aren't always easy to receive.
One Perfect Day is a gripping tale of hope and loss, of sorrow and joy. Most of all it celebrates the gift of love as one family struggles to accept their son's death and allow his organs to give the gift of life to someone else. Snelling masterfully portrays both sides of the emotion fraught organ donor program. I was not ready for the book to end when I turned the last page. These characters had become friends and I didn't want the friendship to end.
One Perfect Day is the perfect Christmas present for any reader on your list. Novel Reviews and I give it the highest recommendation. Any book that leaves me wanting more is a five-star read.
Reviewed by: Ane Mulligan