Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Replacement Child- A Memoir, Review and Giveaway!


A plane crash — the impossible choice a mother must make — the death of a child — leave a hole in the family that threatens to tear it apart. In a great act of hope, the parents give birth to a “replacement child,” born to heal wounds and provide a “salve for the burns.”

A story of love and transformation, The Replacement Child by Judy Mandel reveals the everyday realities behind so many tragic headlines, as you follow one woman’s brave path to recovery — sometimes through laughter, sometimes through tears — as she embraces the love that allows her to finally forgive.


When I first picked up this book I really didn't know what to expect. After starting to read the book I realized that it was very easy to get into, and to experience a lot of the emotions that Judy remembers growing up. The book is broken up, chapter by chapter, into "The Day of the Crash," her childhood, and the present time. She explains her exact feelings now and also while growing up and how a horrific plane crash caused her to make the decisions she did.

You can read an excerpt here.

I enjoyed this book very much. I have always been the type to delve into a great book about someone's life. The great news is.... Paula at A Marketing Expert has generously offered one of my followers a copy of their very own!

Mandatory Entry:

Tell me a happy memory from your childhood. Simple, I know!

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5.) Follow me on Twitter (@peachesreviews)
6.) Follow Paula from A Marketing Expert on twitter (@PaulaatAME)
7.) Tweet about this giveaway. You can copy/paste this: Win a copy of Replacement Child-A Memoir by Judy Mandel @peachesreviews @PaulaatAME (Ends 11/17) http://tinyurl.com/yawcbnr *You can tweet daily, please post a comment for each with the status link*
8.) Enter any of my other giveaways. You can view them on my side bar.

Please leave me a comment and your email address for EACH entry that you complete above so I can accurately pick a winner. Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours I will chose a new winner. This contest ends on November 17th at 8PM EST. Thanks everyone and good luck!

Disclosure: I received a copy of Replacement Child- A Memoir to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.

43 comments:

  1. I have many happy memories But the ones that stand out are family vacations. I loved going to amusement parks and making my parents ride on all of the rides with me
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  6. I enjoyed spending the night at my grandparent's home. My grandmother and I would make cookies and work in her garden. She'd wash her hair in the kitchen sink then roll it for church the next day. I'll never forget those weekends!
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  7. Spending a week every summer with my grandparents. Fishing. Swimming. Shelling pecans. Fish frys and hush puppies. Thanks for hte chance to win- this looks like a great read!

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  8. One of my favorite memories was making homemade ice cream on the Fourth of July each year.

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  10. When my mom, dad, sister, and traveled cross country from NY to CA. We went to visit my grandma, my aunt and cousins, and my uncle. We had a lot of fun family time, and went to Disney. I also loved spending time on the boat and camping when I was a kid with my family.
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  23. A happy memory as a child-walking in the woods with my granny (when I lived in Switzerland).
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  31. My happiest memory is playing with my cats. We lived on a farm and had a lot of cats.
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