My Sister's Prayer (Cousins of the Dove Series #2)

My Sister's Prayer (Cousins of the Dove Series #2)

by Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould


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My Sister's Prayer (Cousins of the Dove Series #2) by Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould

Women of Fearless Devotion

Virginia, 1704

Celeste Talbot is usually such a sensible young woman—until she falls for an English soldier reassigned to the Colonies. Leaving her Huguenot family behind, she sets sail for America, only to realize that her younger sister Berta has been kidnapped and forced on board the very same ship. Whom can Celeste trust? The dashing soldier? Or the vigilant carpenter who remains by their side in the perilous New World?

Virginia, present day

Madeline "Maddee" Talbot has her hands full when she agrees to take in her younger sister, Nicole, following a serious car accident. The young women grew apart when Nicole fell into drug addiction, and Maddee prays this will be the start of a better life for her sister. But as they investigate a trauma from their childhood, Maddee must keep a diligent eye on Nicole—and the shadowy figure watching them from afar.

From the Christy Award-winning team of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, My Sister's Prayer tells an epic tale of two women compelled to protect their sisters, confront their fears, and navigate the muddy waters of betrayal to find true love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736962902
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Series: Cousins of the Dove Series , #2
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 501,929
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction, with over a million copies sold. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live in Pennsylvania.

Leslie Gould, a former magazine editor, is the author of numerous novels, including Beyond the Blue and Garden of Dreams. She received her master of fine arts degree from Portland State University and lives in Oregon with her husband, Peter, and their four children.

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My Sister's Prayer 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Glorysong2 More than 1 year ago
This book trades back and forth between Virginia in 1204 and Virginia in the present time. CelesteTalbot (1702) and Maddee Talbot (present day) have obstacles to overcome and mysteries to solve. I loved how the two stories wove around each other to answer questions the reader has. My Sister's prayer is every bit as good as My Brother's Crown. I highly recommend this book. It can be read independently of the first book the in Cousins of the Dove series. I received a free copy of this book by winning a contest.
lmbartelt More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite of the three books in the series, and I'm not exactly sure why. Maybe it's because the historical thread is set in Williamsburg, Virginia, a place close to my heart, or because I could identify some with the control-freak tendencies of the present-day main character, Maddee. I just loved this second book in the Cousins of the Dove series. (Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher. Review reflects my honest opinion.) In both the historical and contemporary thread, the women are thrown off by their plans for how life should go. This is a theme that is dear to my heart, and often leads to something so much better than imagined. The present day storyline unravels more of the decades-old mystery and continues to build on the relationships between the Talbot cousins, two of whom are sisters and who play the main roles in this book. Two sisters also star in the historical storyline. I continue to be impressed by the authors' abilities to write from the first-person for a different Talbot cousin in each present-day storyline as well as by their research for the historical storyline. If I have any complaint, it's that sometimes it seems like the storylines are wrapped up too quickly in an almost unbelievable way. But that is a minor downside.
KMarkovich More than 1 year ago
The second in the cousins of the Dove Series, this book goes back and forth in time between modern Maddie, the cousin of Renee from book 1, and Celeste Talbot, a young Huguenot woman from 1704 who comes to Williamsburg, Virginia. And although this book does stand alone, I think the modern story follows better if you’ve read the previous one. I loved this book!!! I enjoyed reading about old Williamsburg and also the mystery from the modern time – and also how the sisters Maddie and Nicole go and visit Williamsburg seeing the same buildings as their ancestor but over 300 years later! The authors bring so much into the books – not only the history I know about such as slavery but also how the practice of indentured servants worked, but also contemporary issues such as addictions and more. So, again, I really loved this book – history and contemporary, mystery and romance – and highly recommend it!!!
MrsTina42MR More than 1 year ago
My Sister's Prayer is the second in the Cousins of the Dove series, but can be read as a stand-alone book. The story continues and follows the thread of the mystery in the first book, My Brother's Crown and the Talbot family. The story-line goes back and forth from Virginia of 1704 to present day and back again, but is easy to follow the time-lines as they are clearly marked. There are some similarities in the sisters stories in both time-periods as the sisters face difficult challenges, struggles and consequences of their choices which impact others as well. I love the historical elements in this story (my favorite part of the story) and the way the authors tied the two time-periods together bringing the past to the present in this family's lives. The ship crossing to America was a difficult one. The descriptions of the ship and the shocking conditions aboard gives the reader a glimpse of the horrors the men, women and children faced as they made their way to America. It is a miracle anyone survived the trip. There are clues to the mystery from the first book that is yet to be solved. The charters take the reader on a journey of adventure, betrayal, joy, slavery and indentured servants, guilt, healing, forgiveness, and love. I love the theme of strong family, faith, prayer and God's grace. (note: to see my full review go to: ~I received a copy of this book from the publisher and the authors, this is my honest review~
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
I received this book for an honest review from the author and I found it to be wonderful. I had not read the first book in the series in awhile but I was able to pick up where the last book left off because of reference to the last book and also the strong characters in each of the books. This has to do with the 2 sisters, the older sister has always tried to be perfect because she felt she was the ugly duckling in the family but she grew into herself and has a wonderful career but her confidence about herself is still to when she was younger. Then there is her sister who was always thought of as pretty dealing with her own memories and turned to drugs and almost killed herself in a car accident. Between the surgery and staying at her grandmothers she found reprieve at her sisters even if there were conditions on her staying sober. But grandma has a way to help the girls find their connection again and make it stronger. She shares the letters of 2 sisters that were the start of the family being in America. I so enjoyed how through faith they have found their ways and also make them both stronger and brings the older sister true love.
Kelly-T More than 1 year ago
My Sister's Prayer had me from page 1 and kept my interest throughout the entire book. It was wonderfully written and drew me into the story right away. I found myself yelling at the book at times and I was shocked at the twists and turns the story took. I loved the characters in both stories and how they are connected by their ancestors. The writers have written in such a way that you are able to put yourself in the character's shoes and feel the pain and anguish that they felt. I loved the description of the area because we live just outside of Richmond. The detail was amazing, you could easily visualize the homes along the street Maddie lived on. My favorite character was Celeste. She was so courageous and was able to reach out to God who had been there all along. I highly recommend this book and I know you will have a hard time putting it down just as I did. It is easily one of the best books I have read this year.
sh2rose More than 1 year ago
My Sister’s Prayer is the second book in the Cousins of the Dove Series. I enjoyed the first novel and found this novel a great continuation. Maddee is the cousin who is the focus in the modern day portion of the book. She prepares to take in her sister Nicole who is recovering from a disastrous auto accident and her drug addiction. Nicole has been living with their wealthy grandmother but has begged to move in with Maddee. Maddee lays down boundaries and rules for Nicole to abide by in order to stay in her tiny apartment. As the sister’s are learning to live with each other under uncomfortable circumstances, their grandmother hands them letters written by two sisters from their ancestral line in the early 1700’s. Will these letters bring the harmony and forgiveness needed? What lessons can they learn from two women struggling to find their way in the New World? Will their faith in God increase? The authors handle the world of addiction through Nicole’s life and situation with reality. Having experienced that in my home I could relate to the characters and the drama that occurred in the novel. I received a copy of this book from Net Galley for my honest review which I have given.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
My Sister’s Prayer goes back and forth from present day to the past to tell the story. It is told in the first person (which I really dislike, but after a while I do not notice it). While this is the second book in the series, it can be read alone. The book has very good writing (as usual for these two great authors) and the story draws in the reader. It deals with forgiveness, adversity, the impetuousness of youth, and trusting that God has a plan for your life. You can see the parallels between the two sets of sisters as you read the novel. I give My Sister’s Prayer 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it). Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould did a very good job at capturing the historical time period. Their writing is very descriptive. I can envision what they are describing. Past events are not wrapped up in My Sister’s Prayer. We will have to await the next novel to find out more about the man that died in the cabin. I will definitely be reading more books by these two authors. I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. The comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own.
Dawncatlady More than 1 year ago
This book is the second story in the cousins of the dove series. This tale unfolds as it follows Celeste and Maddee in different centuries reacting to what trials, tears, laughter and triumphs that life brings to each of their journeys. Each one finds the pathway to travel through faith, prayer and perseverance. Good characters and story line that is not confusing as the parallel lives tales are told. Ebook from netgalley and publishers with thanks.
KGervais More than 1 year ago
This is absolutely, positively an excellent book. I couldn't stop reading it. The first book was also excellent and it just keeps getting better as the series goes on. My Sister’s Prayer is the second book in the Cousins of the Dove series (My Brother’s Crown is the first book). The books can be read as a stand-alone or in order as a series - I just found out in an email by the author Mindy Starns Clark. But, if I were you, I would start with the first book and read them in order to better understand who the characters are, where they come from and to be able to follow the story between the two time periods. There will be two more books of the series coming out in 2017 and 2018. I don't know if I can wait that long!! I am really enjoying this series and you will too once you start reading them. I highly recommend My Sister’s Prayer (and My Brother’s Crown). I was given a copy of this book by the author/publisher in exchange for my honest review.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
My Sister’s Prayer ( Cousins of the Dove ) By; Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould My Sister’s Prayer is the second book in Cousins of the Dove Series. I enjoyed it very much and Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould both put in its of research into this book. The characters were well developed and it seem like you was right there with them. My Sister’s Prayer is about two sisters and two stories. The present day story and then 1704 story of the two sisters. The two stories ties together. There is also mystery in these stories. I was given a book by the author for my honest review.
GailHollingsworth More than 1 year ago
This was the second book in the Cousins of the Dove series and even better than the first. I enjoy learning about history in a fun way and I learned from this book even though it was fiction. Both authors have researched well. I had never heard of the Huguenots until I read My Brother's Crown. And My Sister's Prayer opened my eyes to the hardships of the early Colonists to the New World. Indentured servants were new terms to me although I knew of slavery in the early history of America. The characters were so real that I cringed when they were beaten and I cried when they were hurt. Celeste from the early 1700s followed a soldier she thought loved her from her comfortable home in England to the hardships in Virginia. He betrayed her and she found herself working as an indentured servant to pay for her trip across the ocean. Finding her sister Berta on board the same ship was a shock and an extra burden for Celeste to deal with. Celeste's character was strong to endure what she did and not collapse under the physical and emotional hardships. Then you have the modern day story of Maddee and her sister Nicole, who were descendants of Celeste and Berta Talbot. Maddee finds herself helping take care of her sister after she is badly injured in a car accident. Nicole has drug addictions to deal with as well as severe injuries to overcome. And interwoven between the two stories is a very valuable ruby ring, passed down through generations. It was easy and interesting reading these stories involving sisters. The chapters were headed with the sister's story that was being told and they went back and forth in a way that kept me wanting to keep going to find out the next development. I'm anxiously awaiting the next book, My Daughter's Legacy, to find out the modern story of an unsolved murder that Maddee, her sister and two cousins came upon as children when they accidentally came upon a body in an old cabin on their grandmother's property. I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
Parallel stories of relationships between sisters and their family's connection over a three-century time frame takes the plot forward concurrently. Both pairs of sisters have difficult relationships. Considering their differences healing may never come. The characters depicted throughout this book are well developed and believable. The descriptive elements regarding the locale are strong and palpable in both settings. Preposterous incidents are heartbreaking and inconceivable, but the reality of those situations is authentic. I was swept away by both settings and the difficult relationships between both sets of sisters. This is a page turner, one that I won't soon forget. Although historic fiction, my opinion is that this could be labeled reality fiction. My Sister's Prayer boldly portrays honesty in difficult family relationships. I highly recommend it! Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the authors and Harvest House in exchange for my honest review. All expressed opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
KMorgan73 More than 1 year ago
The awesome writing duo, Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, team up once again to bring us the second book in the Cousins of the Dove series. What a read this book is! An interesting and emotional storyline combined with fantastic writing made this book one of the best I've read this year. I am not a big fan of co-authored books or books that contain dual storylines and time periods. These two authors are quickly changing my mind, though. Clark and Gould's writing is so seamless it is as if they become one person while writing. The way they told the stories of the two sets of sisters, one modern day and one in the 1700's, made the book interesting and kept my attention from beginning to end. I loved all of the historical detail in the book. It made me feel like I was there and made the story more real. I had not really heard of indentured servants until this book and it was interesting to read about these people who weren't slaves but weren't free, either. These two ladies have created characters that are impossible to not care about. Celeste and Maddee are strong yet vulnerable women. I enjoyed reading about these two women and how they dealt with the struggles they faced. Spenser quickly became one of my favorite characters in the book as he was there for Celeste when she needed him but at the same time, he wasn't overbearing. On the other hand, Lieutenant Gray had me wanting to reach into the book and slap him. I enjoyed how the authors created characters that I could have such a range of emotion for. After reading the first book in this series I didn't think it could be topped. I was wrong as this book definitely surpassed my expectations. I can't wait to read the next book in the series to find out what happens next! I received a free copy of this book from the authors in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.
armcgraw More than 1 year ago
When I read My Brother’s Crown (first book in the series), I loved it and looked forward to the sequel. My Sister’s Prayer did not disappoint! This book is wonderful, and I had trouble putting it down. There are two story lines, one that takes place in 1704-05, and the other in modern times. The earlier story follows the consequences of decisions made by two sisters, Celeste and Berta Talbott, as they board a ship in London headed to Virginia, against their parents’ knowledge. Conditions on the ship are severe, and they only get worse after landing in the colonies. The sisters become estranged due to lies and secrets between them. One series of events after another strain their relationship to each other and relationships with others. The sisters have many hard lessons to learn about honesty, trust, forgiveness, and God’s care for them. The modern part of the story also involves two sisters, Maddee and Nicole, who are descendants of the Talbott family. Maddee’s perfectionistic tendencies are stretched to the limit as she struggles to find balance between her emotions and professionalism as she helps Nicole recover from a serious car accident and drug addiction. Maddee and Nicole, like Celeste and Berta, learn things about themselves that are unexpected. They discover strengths and weaknesses in themselves as they forge a new relationship with each other. This book so masterfully weaves these two stories together and shows striking parallels. A main “character” in the book is an inanimate object…a valuable ring that has become a family heirloom. You will delight to follow its path. Do yourselves a favor, and read this book as soon as you can!
annelr More than 1 year ago
My Sister's Prayer by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould is a wonderful historical novel. Although second in the Cousins of the Dove series, it is easily a stand-alone read. Clark and Gould tell the stories of two sets of sisters, one in the early 1700s and the other in present-day Virginia and connect these four lives through a series of old letters. The sisters are portrayed as having parallel lives in the sense that one sister is perhaps more of the tow-the-line, have to protect and fix the problems of the other sister who is a bit more wild and adventurous. Many troubles abound in both time periods and the authors deal realistically with slave trading and human trafficking in the earlier time period and drug addiction in the contemporary story. The characters are strong and likable and true to life--each with their strengths and their foibles. One sister is described as "a super-organized neat freak with an innate need to control the world." Devotion to each other and a strong faith in God helps both sets of sisters to work through their difficulties and trust that God will bring order to the chaos and reveal the truth. This compelling story is full of history, romance, and mystery--a good combination to keep the pages turning. This reader is looking forward to the next book in the series. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story continues with sisters struggling to find faith, themselves and each other. Deceit leads the way. They must find their way through lies, addiction and false beliefs. The modern family (Maddie, Nicole and Nana) and the ancestors (Celeste and Berta), all struggling to find their way. Sensitive, thought-provoking contemporary/historical romantic drama. This next book in the Cousin of the Dove series continues the story in a similarly engrossing way! Enjoy! Book free for honest review from publisher and Netgalley.
GrandaddyA More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the way the authors alternated between two sisters and their family from the early 1700s and two sisters and their family from the modern era. The family in the modern era descended from the family in the 1700s. Practically everything has changed over the ensuing 300 years except for human nature. Both sets of sisters have some similarities with the older sisters being more disciplined and the younger ones constantly pushing the limits. But the further you get into the story, the more you are aware of the imperfections in the older sisters as well. Trying to picture the scenes from the 1700s was especially intriguing since the way of life back then was so different from today. As the second book in the Cousins of the Dove series, the back story of the man the cousins found dead in a cabin in the woods nineteen years earlier continues in this book as the police had renewed the investigation into the cold case in the first book. The question still remains to be answered: other than the traumatic experience in the young lives of four cousins what connection does a dead man found in a cabin in the late 1900s have to the overall story? Aside from that, the story has lots of other unexpected twists in the lives of the sisters from both eras. The book held my interest and kept drawing me back when I had to stop to take care of other things. I recommend it for the historical drama and the connection of the current with the past. In case you have never thought about it, the story in a somewhat indirect way brings a light to bear on the fact that slavery still exists today although it often takes a very different form from slavery of the past. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and author in exchange for my honest review.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
This book begins in the present time with Maddies’ sister ready to come live with her, a drug addict who was terribly injured in a car accident and now is going to live with her. Just as we go about dealing with all that is required we learn about some letters written in the early 1700’s by a Talbot woman, and before we know it we are there with Celeste and her sister Berta. Wait a minute I was absorbed in Maddie and Nicole’s story and now I’m in the 1700’s, and enjoying this part of the story when we are back in the present, you are going to see that the two stories of the same family have a lot in common. I got so I didn’t want to leave either era but then I loved where I was, whether the past or present. I was enjoying this book so much that I didn’t want it to end, and wanting it to go on and on, a really great read! I received this book through Harvest House Publishers and was not required to give a positive review.
Phili48Girl More than 1 year ago
Let me just say I enjoyed the first book of the Cousins of the Dove series, My Brother’s Crown, tremendously. This second book in this dual time series did not disappoint. I can honestly say I am looking forward to the third book in the series as well. The story lines follow the lives of two pair of sisters in Virginia, Celeste, and Berta Talbot in the 18th century and Maddee and Nicole in in present day. The sister relationships in the story lines mirror each other in many ways. I am drawn to the present day mystery of the murder in the cabin, and I must admit, the present day story line was my personal favorite. My heart is tender to the stronger more dependable sisters Celeste and Maddee as they try to guide and protect their younger more impetuous sisters. Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould are excellent at what they do, and what they do is masterfully weave historical and contemporary Christian fiction story lines together into a series of rare gems. Their characters are highly relatable and compelling. I must admit I am a new Clark and Gould fan, and I am in the process of reading their previous works. *I received this book as a member of the Harvest House Book Club. I was not required to write a positive review, only my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for other readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
iStudyScripture More than 1 year ago
Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould continue their Cousins of the Dove series with My Sister’s Prayer. In this book, the historical storyline skips ahead to 1705. On the other hand, only a few months have elapsed for our present day characters. If you are just discovering this series, I advise you to return to the beginning where the authors established the Talbot family history. For me, the present day drama involving Maddee and Nicole stole the show. Few Christian fiction novels deal with the harsh reality of drug addiction like this one. Maddee was my favorite character overall because of her desire to help her sister recover physically, emotionally, and spiritually from her addiction. At the same time she maintained loving and safe boundaries with Nicole. My Sister’s Prayer uses a series of old letters to tie the past to the present. Through them we learn of a later generation of Talbots who journey to the New World. Whereas being Huguenot had been an essential element of the first book, it had little bearing on Berta and Celeste’s story. Instead, the focus is on the sisters’ rebellion and eventual repentance. In the end, I felt like this book had too much going on. I would have preferred a simplified plot with perhaps a little more development on Berta’s character. Furthermore, I didn’t find the human trafficking storyline as compelling as the Huguenot history which pervaded book one. I received My Sister’s Prayer as a member of the Harvest House Book Club. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
From the first word to the end of the story, I could not stop reading. The authors tell a tale that encompasses present day and time in the 1700's. The descriptions of being aboard the sailing ship, landing on new ground and the awful conditions of that time are brought to life with the emotions of the characters. The feelings of the characters in present day story line are real and heartfelt. I enjoyed this book so much that I plan to read it again.
Becky5 More than 1 year ago
Gould and Clark Always Equal Gold!! Mindy Starns Clark. Leslie Gould. With these two names as co-authors, the only question one needs to ask before buying is, which book in a series is it? My Sister's Prayer is #2 in the Cousins of the Dove series. Written in first person POV, the reader meets two pairs of sisters, their thrilling stories alternating by scenes of present-day and the early 1700's Virginia. Celeste Talbot is the obedient sister, Berta the wild one. However, one choice lands the young Talbot maidens in a strange land with more trouble around every corner than imaginable. How could such a good girl go so wrong, and will she choose bitterness or forgiveness when the opportunity comes? The colonies are full of unsavory characters. Will the sisters trust those worthy of their friendship and love? Meanwhile, in present day, perfectionist Maddee brings her sister Nicole to her house to recover from a drug-induced accident. The girls share a horrible secret from the past, but can Maddee trust Nicole, whose life has spiraled out of control since then? How does the reading of the eighteenth century Talbot sisters' letters influence the relationships of the twenty-first century Talbot sisters? First, I would buy a Clark/Gould collaboration without giving any thought to the subject matter. They make such a dynamic fiction duo!! The writing just envelops the reader and carries one along, just as if one is caught in a river's raging current, and just as fickle. One moment I'm excited, the next holding my breath, the next trying to tell characters how to act(they don't listen!), the next crying. Finally, I finish the book and am spit up on the shore, gasping for breath, reeling from all that has happened. Incredibly, I wish I could start at the beginning and relive this wonderful,faith-filled historical with its present day counterpart all over again. I gratefully received an e-copy of this book from NetGalley, plus I bought my own paperback version to keep on the shelf.
SusanSnodgrassBookworm More than 1 year ago
This second book in Cousins of the Dove series is very good. The story goes back and forth between the early 18th century and the present day and continues the story started in My Brother's Keeper. It should not be read as a stand alone, in my opinion, or the reader will feel that they are missing something. Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould have done a wonderful job of telling this tale. I enjoyed it very much. It was well written and thought provoking. I especially like it that the past part of the tale has been moved to the New World in America. Their descriptions are very vivid and captured my interest very much. The present day tale is also very well done and I enjoyed it all. *I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher, Harvest House, in exchange for my honest review. I was not pressured to leave a positive review and all opinions are my own. (less)
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful historical/contemporary romance! This book is part of a “true” series. You need to read the first book to truly understand and follow this story. The characters in the book are extremely well developed and I was able to quickly connect with many of them. I related the most to Celeste and Maddee. I enjoyed seeing how each of them learned to accept that life isn’t always neat and tidy. They also had to learn that they weren’t responsible for the consequences that others have to face because of their own choices. This is something that we all need to learn and some of us have a much harder time learning it. Both Celeste and Maddee work hard to remember to take their concerns for themselves and their sisters to God in prayer. I found a number of parallels among the main characters between the two time periods. I was fascinated by the similarities between the two sets of sisters. The continuation of the story of the dead man in the cabin in the woods from about 19 years prior to the present day story-line is great. I really like the fact that this book focuses on two of the other cousins that were there that day. Each of them has been affected by that long ago event and they are all trying to move past it in their own ways. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*