The Waiting

The Waiting

The True Story of A Lost Child, A Lifetime of Longing, and A Miracle for A Mother Who Never Gave up

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Now with a new afterword! A five star-reviewed, unforgettable story that bestselling author Homer Hickam calls "one of the most eloquent, moving, irresistible true stories" he's ever read. The Waiting will touch your heart and make you believe in love's enduring legacy, as well as the power of prayer.In 1928, 16-year-old Minka was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. And suddenly this innocent farm girl--who still thought the stork brought babies--was pregnant. The story that follows has been almost a hundred years in the making. After a lifetime of separation, Minka whispered an impossible prayer for the first time: Lord, I'd like to see Betty Jane before I die. What happened next was a miracle. Written by Cathy LaGrow (Minka's granddaughter), The Waiting brings three generations of this most unusual family together over the course of a century in a story of faith that triumphs, forgiveness that sets us free, and love that never forgets. (As seen on The Today Show .)
ISBN: 9781496403278
1496403274
Branch Call Number: 277.3 DIS 2014
Characteristics: 331 pages
Additional Contributors: Coloma, Cindy

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ambarrie
Sep 15, 2017

One of the most incredible stories I've ever read. I was absolutely engulfed and moved. Highly recommend!

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dlynch421
Apr 19, 2016

This is a LOVE story! The love of a mother for her child. A child that she must give up due to the society, time and circumstances of the birth. The mother vows to NEVER forget her baby and keeps her promise. Throughout her life she loves and prays for her child even though she has absolutely no contact. She waits 80, yes 80, years to see her daughter again. The love of this family is palpable! The book was written by the subject's granddaughter and is a fitting tribute to an amazing woman. Wonderful first book!

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ctkvlk
Oct 07, 2015

Amazing wonderful story. Lots of wonderful detail and human interest. Heart-warming without being saccharine--author just lets the story tell itself and that is more than enough.

circlesquare May 23, 2015

Meticulously researched true story reads as easily as a historic novel. Beautiful story of hope, faith and a love that spans decades. So gratifying that Minka lived to see the whole story to completion.

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DanielleD5
Jul 27, 2014

Such a beautiful story. Well worth the read.

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