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One Perfect Day: A Novel

1 rating: 5.0
a book by Lauraine Snelling

"CBA bestselling author Lauraine Snelling delivers an emotional punch in a captivating contemporary novel about two women whose faith and family are tested by an event that is both devastating and miraculous"--Provided by the publisher.

Author: Lauraine Snelling
Genre: Christian Fiction
Publisher: Zondervan
Date Published: December 2008
1 review about One Perfect Day: A Novel

Heartbreaking story of loss and letting go

  • Apr 22, 2009
Rating:
+5
One Perfect Day by Lauraine Snelling is a powerfully moving book about how God can use all situations for good for those who believe. Two mothers each are planning one perfect day for their families, one perfect Christmas before things will change forever. For Nora Peterson, a perfect Christmas means gourmet cookies, a beautifully decorated house, and carefully purchased gifts for the last Christmas before her twin children, Christi and Charlie, are going away to college. Jenna Montgomery's perfect day is holding tight to each moment and trying to make each one matter as her daughter slowly dies while waiting for a heart transplant. One tragic accident will change how both of these women view one perfect day, and tragedy for one means rejoicing for the other. Snelling perfectly captures the pain of waiting for an organ transplant, along with the mixed emotions of while you pray for an organ for your loved one, you're praying for someone else to die. Nora's grief is also wonderfully described, as she withdraws from her family and tries to find something, anything to hold on to. Snelling doesn't take the easy way by having the two women meet and healing Nora's heart through Jenna's joy. That would be far too easy. Instead, Nora has to learn to live again, day by day, by trusting in God and having faith that His plans for her are good. Jenna also has to learn to let go of living in survival mode and starting to have dreams again. Snelling packs quite a punch in this novel; don't pass it up.<br/>

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