The Sunroom

The Sunroom

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by Beverly Lewis
     
 

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When I was twelve, I made a naïve, yet desperate pact with God to keep my ailing mother alive. It was the first time I'd ventured something so brazen—making a contract with the Almighty...

So begins the story of Becky Owens, a talented and passionate young pianist on the verge of adolescence when she learns the devastating news of her mother's critical

Overview

When I was twelve, I made a naïve, yet desperate pact with God to keep my ailing mother alive. It was the first time I'd ventured something so brazen—making a contract with the Almighty...

So begins the story of Becky Owens, a talented and passionate young pianist on the verge of adolescence when she learns the devastating news of her mother's critical illness. As the daughter of a country preacher in Lancaster County, Becky knows well the significance of sacrifice, and in her bargain with God, she vows to exchange her most cherished possession for her mother's life.Hospital rules only add to Becky's sorrow—twelve-year-olds aren't allowed to visit, so Becky and her mother must share tearful smiles through Lancaster General's sunroom window. But a realization of the power of music and a lesson in unconditional love compel Becky to rethink her "deal" with God, and the sunroom becomes a place where miracles happen...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764220760
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.75(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Beverly Lewis was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. She fondly recalls her growing-up years, and due to a keen interest in her mother's Plain family heritage, many of Beverly's books are set in Lancaster County.

A former schoolteacher, Bev is a member of The National League of American Pen Women—the Pikes Peak Branch—and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Her bestselling books are among the C.S. Lewis Noteworthy List Books, and both The Postcard and Annika's Secret Wish have received Silver Angel Awards. Bev and her husband have three children and make their home in Colorado.

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Sunroom 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is written with love and passion. I could not put this book down and I loved the thoughts and reason for this book. I even cried tears of saddness and joy. This book changed what I read and I will always remember the words of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say that this book started out on the down side for me until I started getting into it more. You've got to give it a chance because you start to understand how difficult life can be, emotionally & physically on a child that is seeing a devasting illness first hand. It can be a wake up call for many people, that children are involved & and greatly effected by family issues to. It was good to view this story thru a childs eyes. The story also shows how families can pull together, that you don't have to go thru difficult issues alone.
GmawFL More than 1 year ago
I thought that this would be a sad story, but it is one of faith and trust. I am a great grandma and this book came to my attention because 2 Mom's in our family are undergoing cancer treatment. The author didn't dwell on the patient and treatment, but rather I received an insight as to how my granddaughters could or might relate to Becky. Good read only 108 pages.
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Could not put it down.
neffieRS More than 1 year ago
For me I had to take time out as I had a younger brother who had cancer . Well written very touching.
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I guess I am so used to her novels of the amish, this one seemed to disappoint me. I felt like it skipped about too much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book left me tears, I loved it. Right now my great-grandmother is on dialysis and I know is not the same as cancer. But this book has gave me a hole different perspective. I recommend this book to anyone that loves to read or has a family member who has cancer.
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"Well see ya." Walks out.
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Walks out.