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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House; Original edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764203630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764203633
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #966,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Landon and Kelley recreate the Depression era so vividly that scenes and people leap off the pages. [Jack's] innocence is heartwarming, and the evil of other characters is clearly felt. Readers will enjoy this trip back in time. --Romantic Times Book Reviews, October 2009

From the Back Cover

From the creator/director of the Love Comes Softly film series-- a story both bittersweet and heartwarming of a mother and her son...and of his unusual gift The decade of the 'thirties was a time of enormous uncertainty--for the world, for America, and in particular for one lonely, struggling mother and her disabled son. Their story is one of unyielding love and incredible sacrifices in the face of circumstances beyond belief. But then The Gift appears...where has it come from, and why? How can a young boy who cannot communicate provide comfort and direction to seekers who learn of the special ability? Whatever the source, its presence brings a single shaft of light and hope to Mary and her beloved son, Jack....Will it be enough? A novel filled with passion, with yearning...and with hope

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Barnard on April 23, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
Jack's life began violently. This is more a reflection of his father than Jack, but as Jack says this story is about Mary - his mother. Mary loves Jack even though he can't hear or speak to her, which perhaps the reason why she put up with Jack's father for so long. Jerry wasn't a good husband and certainly wasn't a good father but he provided for Mary and Jack. Then Mary found their life savings and a note from a woman in Jerry's coat pocket and takes matters into her own hands. Thus beginning a whirlwind adventure taking Mary and Jack from their frightening home into an even harsher reality. Chicago in the depression era is not a pretty place and while Mary struggles to find a job and more importantly a roof over her and her young son's head, she stumbles on an unusual gift. Jack can see the future. Communicating only through relevant Bible verses Jack warns of disaster and brings good news to those he touches. Mary realizes Jack's holy gift could be the answer to their financial woes and secure his future. But she quickly finds that you always let the bad in with the good, and finds that Jack may suffer the same fate she did as a child, or worse.
This is an intriguing and utterly engaging novel. Mary and Jack's adventure is just that, an adventure, through the mean streets of Chicago. This novel starts fast, hooks the reader and barrels on ahead until the end. There were times while reading that the anxiety rose so high I had to put it down. The excitement of the story ranges from one extreme to another - whether Mary's desperate flight from Jerry, the realization of Jack's gift, and the good and bad that comes from all of it. The first three quarters of the novel are perfectly constructed, completely engaging, and white knuckle addicting.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Ladybug101 on January 5, 2010
Format: Paperback
I have never read a book by Michael Landon Jr. or Cindy Kelly so I didn't know what to expect, but let me tell you this story surpassed anything I imagined. A bittersweet story filled with passion, yearning, and hope as a mom and a disabled little boy bring happiness into some people's lives and sorrow into others with his "silent gift."

As the little boy's gift becomes known to other people, his mother is faced with a challenge--- should she use this special, God-given gift as a means for providing them with the money they need so much? She realizes her mistake too late when, with all the popularity her little boy gets, her absent husband finds her and has her arrested....as her life spirals out of control will she ever see her son again?

A great read that had me captivated, I couldn't put it down till I had it finished. The ending really surprised me. I loved it. Highly recommended!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Avid Mystery Reader VINE VOICE on December 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was a fan of Michael Landon Sr. of the Little House TV fame. I have seen a few of Michael Landon, Jr. movies on TV based on Jeannette Oaks' books. I have never been a fan of Oaks' books as they always seemed a little boring to my taste and therefore the movies that Landon made based on them seemed about the same to me. However, I purchased this book after much contemplation and had read a review in a woman's magazine about Landon Jr.'s work including a movie called Saving Sarah Caine. I thought I would give his work another chance. The premise of this book about a boy who has a special gift of telling the future (when he himself cannot hear or speak) was an interesting one to me. The book kept me "on edge" almost from the first chapter. It was filled with all kinds of bad luck and situations for the main characters. For some, I think that the main character, the boy's mother, might be construed as too nieve and maybe a little contrived; however, I found the story engaging and the ending made me cry. Not sad tears but happy tears. The book is heavily Christian oriented, so if this is something that turns you off, then this is not the book for you.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. K. Collins on July 4, 2010
Format: Paperback
There are so many layers to this book. I was intrigued, angry, hopeful, and sad during the reading of this book. I must say the authors are fabulous writers! There was such depth to the story and many layers to the main character.

I could not put this book down. I stayed up until after 1am (I am an early to bed kind of gal) so that says a lot. I am not sure I would have picked this book up to read if I had not been given an opportunity to review it. It is not usually a type of book I read, but this was so well written and kept me reading on and on to the end. Thank you!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca J. Tislow on May 19, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I read The Silent Gift in two evenings because it was so difficult to put down. Drawn in from the get-go, I fell in love with the two central characters from the first page. I kept turning the pages because of the other characters who came in and out of the story as the plot developed. I finished the book with a smile on my lips - the ending was unexpected, yet very, very satisfying .
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patra on October 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
I really loved this book. I looked forward each night to reading about the sweet, deaf, boy Jack and his faithful, mother Mary. Even after I finished the book I kept thinking about the characters. Great job by both authors! Fantastic book at a terrific price. You won't be disappointed.
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