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5.0 out of 5 stars A Story That Speaks To The Heart, May 7, 2014
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This review is from: The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing, and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave Up (Hardcover)
Beginning in the days before the Great Depression, "The Waiting" shares the story of young Minka, a shy, innocent girl whose life is forever altered when she is tragically assaulted by a stranger on a remote road. Her unexpected pregnancy is handled with tenderness and love by her family and those who care for her, but she cannot forget Betty Jane, the infant girl she must give up for adoption. As readers, we are taken on a journey through Minka's life, and concurrently the life given to Betty Jane - now Ruth - as she grows to adulthood with her adopted family. Over the years, Minka continues to think about and pray for her daughter, and Ruth wonders about the mother she never knew. Then one day, across the years and the miles, their lives come together.

Author Cathy La Grow brings Minka and Ruth's story to life. "The Waiting" reads like a fiction novel, and the wonder lies in realizing that it is a true story - a story of family, faith, and the redemptive power of love. It is a story that will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your face. I guarantee that, once you pick it up, you will not want to put it down.

This is Cathy La Grow's debut book. We can only hope that it is the first of many.
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Initial post: Jul 6, 2014 5:51:30 PM PDT
marge says:
I just finished reading this book. My daughter-in-law's father supplied some photos and information for the story. One of the most inspiring books I have read in a long time. She was one really amazing women. May she rest in peace.
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