About the book: Julia Whittaker’s rocky past yielded two daughters, both given up for adoption as infants. Now she must find them to try to save her son.
Julia and Matt Whittaker’s son has beaten the odds for thirteen years only to have the odds—and his liver—crash precipitously. The only hope for his survival is a “living liver” transplant, but the transplant list is long and Dillon’s time is short. His two older half-sisters, born eighteen months apart to two different fathers, offer his only hope for survival.
But can Julia ask a young woman—someone she surrendered to strangers long ago and has never spoken with—to make such a sacrifice to save a brother she’s never known? Can she muster the courage to journey back into a shame-filled season of her life, face her choices and their consequences, and find any hope of healing?
And what if she discovers in her own daughters’ lives that a history of foolish choices threatens to repeat itself? Julia knows she’s probably embarking on a fool’s errand—searching for the daughters she abandoned only now that she needs something from them. But love compels Julia to take this journey. Can grace and forgiveness compel her daughters to join her?
In To Know You, Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel explore how the past creates the present . . . and how even the most shattered lives can be redeemed.
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About the authors: Shannon Ethridge is a best-selling author, speaker, and certified life coach with a master’s degree in counseling/human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to college students and adults since 1989 and is the author of 21 books, including the million-copy best-selling Every Woman’s Battle series. She is a frequent guest on TV and radio programs and mentors aspiring writers and speakers through her BLAST Program (Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers & Teachers.)
Learn more about Shannon: http://www.shannonethridge.com
Kathryn Mackel is a best-selling author and acclaimed screenwriter for Disney and Fox. She was on the screenwriting team for Left Behind: The Movie, and Frank Peretti’s Hangman’s Curse. She is the acclaimed author of “The Surrogate”, “The Departed”, and “The Hidden” and resides in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband.
Learn more about Kathryn: http://www.kathrynmackel.com/
The above is from the publisher.
What would you do if your son was dying of liver failure and needed a transplant? Would you be willing to dig into your past and meet the two girls you gave up for adoption years before? How would they respond to meeting the mom that gave them up and who is now asking for part of your liver? Well that’s what this story is about. Not only does Julia meet her daughters but she also takes them to meet each other and their fathers. But along the ride they get to know each other and grow closer together.
This book is a great story about forgiveness and God’s work in our lives. His ways are not our ways and sometimes it seems we are going through the impossible but He always is in it. Like my mom says we only see the back of the tapestry God is making of our lives, He sees the beautiful picture on the other side that we don’t see fully until heaven.
At times this book was hard to follow because of the plethora of characters. I’m not sure if it was just me or not though since I read this post surgery while on lots of pain killers. This is definitely one I would read again though and not many books get that from me.
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