One Perfect Day: A Mother and Son's Story of Adoption and Reunion

One Perfect Day: A Mother and Son's Story of Adoption and Reunion


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One Perfect Day: A Mother and Son's Story of Adoption and Reunion by Diane Burke

The moment Diane Burke, an author and mother of two grown sons, received an unexpected certified letter in the mail, she had no idea her life would be shaken to its core. Memories of a past she had buried more than forty years ago suddenly resurfaced and she wasn't prepared to deal with them.

Steve Orlandi, happily married, father of two and step-father of three, was living the typical middle class American life. But since the age of eight, when he discovered he was adopted, he had led that life dealing with inner questions about his self-identity and genetic history. Always on his mind was one simple, yet complicated and loaded question: Who am I?

In One Perfect Day, Diane shares with readers how she came to the heartbreaking conclusion to give her baby up for adoption and how this decision has affected her life sense. Through Steve's invaluable perspective, readers will also experience the lengths he traveled to discover his mother's identity and reach out to her, not knowing whether she'd want to meet with him after nearly four decades of separation. It all comes together on one perfect day.

This book asks and answers the questions: What defines family? What does it mean to forgive? And is it worth the time, energy, and emotional cost to love a stranger?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628737790
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Diane Burke is an author who has published five novels with Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her three grown sons, five grandsons, and three step-grandchildren. She resides in Ormond Beach, Florida.

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One Perfect Day: A Mother and Son's Story of Adoption and Reunion 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
A nice heartwarming memoir about a girl forced to give her son up for adoption . Although the Mother has had some rough times in her life , she is able to work them out with the help of her faith in God and love for her son and his love for her .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Could hardly put it down .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An honest, at times brutally, story of reunion. Couldn't put it down once I started it. Thankyou for sharing your story, it gives voice to what some of us may only imagine.
LeeRhuday More than 1 year ago
A powerful story, beautifully told. One Perfect Day is a compelling story of adoption told through the oft-overlooked eyes of a woman forced to give up her first-born child. Diane Burke bares her soul in this heart-wrenching journey of love, painful mistakes, forgiveness and joyous reunions.