Monday, May 12, 2014

# biography # book review

Book Review: The Waiting

"An unforgettable true story that will touch your heart and make you believe in love’s enduring legacy, and in the power of prayer.

In 1928, 16-year-old Minka was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. And suddenly this innocent farm girl—who still thought the stork brought babies—was pregnant. The baby was secretly born, named Betty Jane, and given up for adoption. For decades, Minka wrote letters trying to get news of her daughter; she kept loving and praying for her, even though she never dared believe they would meet again. Until nearly eighty years later, when Minka whispered her secret, impossible prayer for the first time: Lord, I’d like to see Betty Jane before I die. I promise I won’t bother her or interrupt her life. I just want to lay eyes on her. Unbeknownst to Minka, that very same day, a judge was releasing the sealed adoption records to her 77-year-old daughter. And soon, Minka’s phone would ring. Written by Cathy LaGrow (Minka’s granddaughter), The Waiting brings three generations of this most unusual family together over the course of a century to tell a story of faith that triumphs, forgiveness that sets us free, and love that never forgets."

It's been quite some time since I finished a book, closed the cover and thought, "Wow..." but that's just what happened with this book. The book reads like a novel and without out a doubt, it would make an amazing movie. I warn you though that it'd be one of those movies where you may want to wait until it comes out for home viewing because you may be doing some ugly crying and who wants to walk out of a theatre with a snotty blotchy face? Minka is an amazing woman. She goes through so much and yet it never turns her bitter. She is someone that all of us could model and be better human beings. As soon as I closed the book, I was on Google looking for more information on this amazing woman. I honestly cannot say enough good things about this book. Minka's granddaughter, Cathy, did an amazing job at capturing the life of this amazing woman. Minka, if you're still out there and I hope that you are, thank you for sharing your story with all of us...


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.

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