Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Category: Contemporary/Chick lit
Pub. Date: 06/01/1996
Publisher: Viking Adult
Series: Cappadora Family #1
Used Hardcover published by Viking, N.Y., 1996, 434 pages in Very Good Condition. Clean Copy with no marks, rips, tears, creases, loose or bent pages. Price on the Dust Jacket's inside flap has not been clipped. Beth Cappadora experiences every parents nightmare, she lets her guard down for a moment and her child vanishes. Despite a massive nation-wide search, her three-year old son Ben is never found. His disappearance destroys her family driving a shattering wedge between her husband and herself, and transforming her other son, Vincent into a troubled delinquent driven by the guilt that he was supposed to be watching over his younger brother at the time. After nine long years of waiting and hoping, the family decides to leave the area and start a family restaurant in Chicago and maybe a chance at a new life and a reason to continue living. And then it happens: Ben reappears after nine long years. A story about a family redeemed and reborn, one that will stun you with its pain, and surprise you with its hope. It is a story about a family catapulted into a hurricane and the startling way in which they emerged, a touching, and wonderful parable of redemption through suffering and love. A universal tale of traumatic loss, a mother's hope and love and family relationships. We ship within 24 hours of your purchase with a Delivery Confirmation.
What every mother fears, their child going missing. From the time we have our first child we do not want to take our eyes off of them. I know from the time our daughter was a toddler and trying to talk that she was a very out going child and that she never met a stranger. It used to drive me crazy sometimes when we went grocery shopping. From young to old she would smile and talk to everyone. I could not leave the cart at all.
Well let me say that in the beginning of this book, it had me seating on the edge of my seat. I was so sucked into the pages of the first several chapters that it went every where. The only trouble that I did have was about the middle of the book I kinda lost my interest. Not sure if it was me or that it seemed to be a little slow. Maybe some what dis jointed. Wasn't quit sure. But once I got thru about three chapters I was able to finish reading it. And when I did finish the last chapter I was glad I did.
Author Jacquelyn Mitchards may not be at the top of my favorites but I will be checking out some of her other books. She has a unusual way about telling the story that I did find fascinating. So we will be reading more in the future.
So for this book I am giving it my Breath of Life Rating of:
Four Clock Rating:
Disclosure: I did not receive the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and or review. But the Opinions are my own and yours may differ.