The date- September 11, 2001. The setting- NYC. Jamie's husband is a firefighter, and she hasn't heard from him all day. A call from the hospital confirms that her husband was hurt in the crash when one of the towers fell. Only he doesn't remember anything. Not his name, not Jamie, not his deep faith. Only one thing is crystal clear to him. He knows he has a daughter. Follow Jake and Jamie's journey through one of the most horrible times in history.
This book.... 5 stars. It's awesome!
1: I will admit that this and its sequel Beyond Tuesday Morning (which is also a super great book which takes place about 3 years after this one) are the only Karen Kingsbury I've ever read.... My friend Mandy really likes her and so I decided to give it a shot. It was definitely worth the read and I'll be reading again sometime in the future. Any advice on which to read next? Please comment!!!
2: For some reason, stories about memory loss fascinate me almost as much as adoption. If you really like that kind of stuff like I do then this is incredible!
3: I'm not gonna lie. I cried so badly... Especially when Jamie went to the lake to (can I say it without spoiling the whole story? I don't think I can. I'm gonna try.) straighten out her memories and thoughts of Jake before and after 9-11. I mean 9-11 makes me cry anyway even though I was two and don't remember anything from the actual day, I always cry. It also didn't help that I was reading on a plane, late at night, on like September 21, or something. And I also have no clue why it took me so long to review it... Anyway, main issue in point #3 here.. bring tissues.
4: I loved how Jamie and Jake became united over his journal entries and the prayers he had written down. And then she got right with God and I just can't even. And I loved how Jake and Sierra were. That was possibly the sweetest thing ever...
5: Eric.... I mean if I say any more than just his name I risk giving away a lot of stuff, but seriously I was so conflicted over Eric and Jake and Jamie and arghh....