Then an Angel Came

Then an Angel Came

by Carol Gino

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Overview

"It happened in a single moment. Their lives were changed. Their souls shaken. And then, when they were most vulnerable, their hearts opened to the miraculous...."

- SIDS -

Their hour of darkness...
became a journey into the Light.

A Family's True Story of Loss and Renewal
by Carol Gino bestselling author of "The Nurse's Story."

They were a three generation Italian American family steeped in traditional values. Carol Gino's old world father was a stern disciplinarian who loved opera and polkas; her mother a shy, tradition-bound housewife, while Carol herself had made a spiritual journey away from her Catholic roots. But nothing in the Gino family's past could ever have prepared them for the tragedy that would change all their lives forever.
For Carol it began with a phone call in the middle of the night; a call that brought unbearable news. Her grandchild, her daughter's infant son, had died in his own crib of SIDS. Within hours, Carol was on a plane from California, returning home to the family who needed her more than ever.

After the initial shock, the members of Carol's family each coped with the death in their own way. Carol's father in stony silence, Teri's husband with silent Gregorytears, Carol's bereaved daughter, Teri, in rages against God. The baby's sister, Jessie, with the innocence of a child. Then, as the family grappled with the loss, the inexplicable heartbreak of SIDS, and the need to go on with their lives, a new voice began to speak among them. It was a voice that offered answers and more questions, comfort and more challenges. It was the voice of an angel.

In this unforgettable true story, Carol chronicles the miraculous appearance of an angel named Janith who came to speak through Carol's daughter. Meeting resistance and skepticism first, Janith slowly began to win over the grieving family as she showed them all a reality they had never before perceived, an interconnectedness that would explain the inexplicable and show a way into the future. In a remarkable series of sessions, Janith leads a shattered family through more pain and loss to the ultimate revelation, and a truly miraculous rebirth.

A book that explore some of the most profound questions about our lives, Then An Angel Came is a book of miracles rooted in the everyday reality of all our lives, a book of extraordinary, uplifting hope for all those whose hearts are open to miracles.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012692634
Publisher: aaha! Books, LLC
Publication date: 01/14/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 914,391
File size: 633 KB

About the Author

ew York Times bestselling author, Carol Gino, RN, MA, was one of the first to reveal the secrets about what happens behind the closed doors of hospitals, from her first-hand perspective as a nurse for over 30 years. In her blockbuster expose about the healthcare industry (masked as a story), The Nurses Story unleashed a Pandora’s box and exposed the heart as well as the darkest indignities that Nurses and patients have lived with for centuries. As a nurse, author, and teacher for over 30 years. She has worked in all areas of Nursing including ER, Intensive Care, Burn Unit, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Hospice Care. Her Masters in Transpersonal Studies focused on new modalities for healing, changes in consciousness, and cross-cultural healing. Carol is the author or co-author of over 8 books, including Los Angeles Times and New York Times bestsellers. She has created several products and online programs for Nurses, Writers and those seeking balance in their lives. Carol was the longtime companion of the author, Mario Puzo for over 20 years, until his death in 1999, and in 2001 she completed his book The Family, which was published by Judith Regan of Harper Collins. It was a best seller.

Her latest book, a memoir titled, Me and Mario - Love, Power & Writing with Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather, offers an intimate look into the man and the myth and the magic between them. Often funny—sometimes raw—always true. It’s a journey of love, friendship and playful competition that pushed them both in life and writing. It was a creative partnership that spanned 2 decades. Filled with Puzo’s tips on storytelling, fellow authors and writers-to-be will love this inside-look into the mind and art of a legendary author and the woman who he chose as his closest friend and last love.

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Then an Angel Came 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me to discover new strengths within by keeping my son Allen close and slowly letting the pain go. Intense! I relived many painful moments while reading this book. A powerful novel told from the grandmother¿s perspective. This is an incredible story about the Gino family and the loss of 3 month old Gregory to SIDS. The family bonds together as they heal and find strength to overcome their loss. There are many lessons to be learned in their healing process. Very well written and very true to life. Thank you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a mother, I wept as I read this story. As a mother that lost an infant son to SIDS the same as the daughter in this book, my heart was lifted and touched beyond words. I felt that I became a part of Carol and her family and I was there with the angel Janith. Tender and wonderfully written. I gained a new understanding for what my own mother must feel when dealing with me... for a grandmother the pain is two-fold.. losing a loved grand-child and seeing your own child broken, and hurt and unable to fix that. I have since read several of Carol's books... reading Nurses Story I learned more about Carol as a person and truel felt I was in touch with the author, who really touched my soul and my heart as she has surely touched many...