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  • Posted September 29, 2011

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    What We Have is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Posted August 12, 2010

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    One family's inspiring true story about love, loss and survival!

    How do you begin to deal with the knowledge that the women on your side of the family have a history of getting cancer and then dying at a very early age?

    That's just what the book, What We Have, One Family's Inspiring Story About Love, Loss and Survival by Amy Boesky does in a memoir that reads like a novel.

    I've known people in my life but none of them family members who have had to deal with cancer, or the loss of someone due to cancer. Some are winners in their battles but unfortunately most aren't and the ending of their chapter in life isn't the best part of the book.

    In this true story of Amy Boesky's family, we learn what its like to live in the shadow of fear wondering if every rash, mole or lump could be the dread cancer the women in her family have come to fear. Most of them dying before the age of 45.

    She has lived her whole life knowing with certainty that the old black and white photos that are on her mothers wall are just reminders of that fact. She plans and dreads her 35th birthday when she knows with 100% confidence that she will have a complete hysterectomy to save herself from possible ovarian cancer that you truly see how far this fear has motivated all her decisions in life.

    When fate strikes back in the form of a breast cancer instead of what they were suspecting, it completely turns the plans of betting back cancer on end. How far will she go to prevent cancer from taking her life like all the women before her.

    I received this wonderful heartwarming memoir from TLC Book Tours for my honest review and understand how devastating cancer can take a human life. I would recommend this book for anyone who has lived that life of fear or knows someone who is as a reminder of just how fear can take your life away. I would rate this book a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. The only thing missing in this book is what faith in God could have done to salvage her family and given them a sense of peace and calm in a turmoil.

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