Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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.
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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.