"Love's Perfect Surrender by Chiara Talluto is a heartwarming story of a marriage. Antoinette and Vito Libero are a childless couple who, after years of infertility treatments and disappointments, are ready to give up. Vito feels that he no longer loves his wife and, is about to ask for a divorce, when Antoinette becomes pregnant. Vito is filled with doubts. Will he be able to remain in the marriage for the sake of the child?
They bear a daughter, Isabella, who's born with a Congenital Limb Deficiency, and this puts further stress on the relationship between Antoinette and Vito. Can the Liberos raise this physically challenged child and mend their broken marriage at the same time? This is a timely story with challenges that face many couples today."
-Helen Osterman, author of The Emma Winberry series
Thirty-eight year old ANTOINETTE LIBERO'S life is at a crossroad.
Her plans for a family are shattered. Unable to bear children, her husband, VITO, plagued by disappointments, wants out, and is ready to ask for a divorce when she miraculously becomes pregnant. With renewed hope, Antoinette is determined to mend her faulty marriage to her husband.
During the pregnancy, complications threaten the fetus if gone to term. Against the doctor's orders to do any further testing, Antoinette forges ahead with the baby in her womb. Will her husband change his mind and be able to remain in the marriage for the sake of the child?
They fortunately bear a daughter, ISABELLA LOUISE, who's born with a Congenital Limb Deficiency, and this puts more tension on the already strained bond between them.
Can the Liberos put aside their differences and individual perceptions, raise a physically challenged child, and rebuild their broken union at the same time?
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|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 17 Years|
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Chiara's first novel is a good effort. In her story, the perfect red rose contrasts nicely with imperfect people and lives. The author portrays heaven and Jesus as an interactive reality, but we are charmed.
Reviewed by Patricia Day for Readers' Favorite Love’s Perfect Surrender by Chiara Talluto relates the woes of Antoinette and Vito’s marriage, and their dreams of having a family. They experience many disappointments, along with occasional joy, and eventually embark on the path to parenthood. After much longing they are blessed with little Isabella. She changes their lives completely with her determination and her sparkling personality. Her handicap does not deter her in exploring life and loving relationships. She teaches her parents just as much as they do her. Time passes and her sparkling spirit enables Antoinette and Vito to overlook their abysmal opinion of each other. Can they begin to let go of antagonism and unrealistic expectations? This is a beautifully written story that highlights the damage that can be caused by hateful thinking, but also reveals what amazing changes can occur when there is an attitude change. Forgiveness and perseverance are key, and this tale exhibits the many emotions felt in the process of rebuilding relationships, while growing in the role of parents of a physically challenged child. Isabella is a delightful child, who brings new life into her parents’ lives. Definitely a tear-jerker. I truly enjoyed this story. I fell in love with Isabella and Antoinette. I could cheerfully have strangled Vito at times, but he eventually learns how blessed he is to have a wife such as Antoinette. In other words - he grows up. The difficulties they experienced throughout their marriage could justify some of the damage within their marriage, but more than that, they learn a great deal from the time they become Isabella’s parents. Her spirit grows within their hearts, as they learn acceptance, patience and forgiveness. A beautiful story that proves love really does overcome all adversity, if you allow it into your heart. I highly recommend this book for all ages.
This book was so beautiful. It made me laugh, cry, be happy and angry. It brought tears to my eyes and reminded me to have faith in the lord and your family. Loving your family and remembering each day is precious. It is definitely with the read.