Tuesday, November 12, 2013

To Know You Book Review

Wow, this is a tear jerk story that you divide you on what you think is the right thing or the wrong thing but you will definitely have an opinion. The book is called To Know You written by Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel.
Julia Whittaker’s rocky past yielded two daughters, both given up for adoption as infants. Now she must find them to try to save her son. 
Julia and Matt Whittaker’s son has beaten the odds for thirteen years only to have the odds—and his liver—crash precipitously. The only hope for his survival is a “living liver” transplant, but the transplant list is long and Dillon’s time is short. His two older half-sisters, born eighteen months apart to two different fathers, offer his only hope for survival. 
But can Julia ask a young woman—someone she surrendered to strangers long ago and has never spoken with—to make such a sacrifice to save a brother she’s never known? Can she muster the courage to journey back into a shame-filled season of her life, face her choices and their consequences, and find any hope of healing? 
And what if she discovers in her own daughters’ lives that a history of foolish choices threatens to repeat itself? Julia knows she’s probably embarking on a fool’s errand—searching for the daughters she abandoned only now that she needs something from them. But love compels Julia to take this journey. Can grace and forgiveness compel her daughters to join her? 
In To Know You, Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel explore how the past creates the present . . . and how even the most shattered lives can be redeemed.
I don't know what I would do in this situation and I guess we really wouldn't know for sure unless we actually had to live it. I am not sure I would have had the nerve or guts to actually go ask two girls that I gave up for adoption if they could give me a piece of their liver to save the child I did keep.

I have to look at it from the girls side and it would seem that they weren't good enough but a boy was. Why did she keep him and not them? Well, that is part of the whole journey of this book and how things played out the way that they did. It would be easy to point fingers but it really doesn't accomplish anything, does it?

Both girls are not in the best of places right now and Julia has her work cut out for her. Dillion her son won't make it to his 14th birthday without a transplant. It really is a gut wrenching story about how a family comes together in adversity and stands tall for each other.

You will get wrapped up in this story and will read every single word until the end! It's that good.

Happy Reading!