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Title:
Maggie's miracle : a novel
Author:
Kingsbury, Karen.
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Publication Information:
New York : Warner Faith, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
167 pages ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780446532303
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Megan Wright spent one unforgettable summer week with a boy when they were both teens. And despite a lifetime of heartache and bad choices, she has never let go of his magical definition of love, even if she has trouble believing in it. After college Megan settled for a relationship of convenience. Now she's a high powered attorney and, after the death of her husband two years ago, has been looking for help with her lonely young son.

Across town, Casey Cummins is still dealing with the tragic loss of his wife. His search for meaning and hope leads him to contact the Manhattan Children's Organization, who connects him with a fatherless child. Life suddenly takes a series of unusual twists, and soon Megan will learn that the teenage boy from all those years ago actually kept his promise, and the miracle she prayed for as a girl is only a breath away.


Author Notes

Karen Kingsbury was born in Fairfax, Virginia on June 8, 1963. She received a B.A. in journalism from California State University, Northridge in 1986. After graduation, she became a full-time reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Her first book, Missy's Murder, was published in 1992. She wrote three more true crime novels and four collections of answered prayers and miracle stories before transitioning to inspirational fiction in 1998. Her first inspirational fiction novel was Where Yesterday Lives. Popular series she has penned include the Redemption, Firstborn, Sunrise, and Angels Walking series, and she has also written the nonfiction Miracle Books collection, gift books, and children's books.

She has won several Retailer's Choice Awards, plus 2005 and 2007 Gold Medallions for Oceans Apart and Ever After, respectively. Her other books include Longing, Coming Home - The Baxter Family: A Story of Undying Hope, Fiteen Minutes, The Family of Jesus, The Friends of Jesus, and In This Moment.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Kingsbury, whose novella Gideon's Gift struck a fervent chord with readers last year, offers this second story in the "Red Gloves Series": as one character declares to another, "Red is the color of giving." The plot is eerily similar to Gideon's Gift, complete with a lonely widower whose life is turned around by a remarkably sweet and mature eight-year-old child. (The child is a boy this time, however, and his mom is a lonely widow. See what's coming?) Although the formula could not be more predictable, the melodrama is largely overdone and the ending requires a huge suspension of disbelief, readers will find themselves caring deeply about the winsome characters. Kingsbury's note to readers at the end of the book includes several suggestions for "Red Gloves" service projects to aid children. (Oct. 14) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

In a letter to God, eight-year-old Jordan Wright asks for a new daddy, believing that his prayer will be answered. (His real father died suddenly two years ago.) After reading the letter, Jordan's mother, Megan, a high-powered Manhattan attorney, determines to help her grieving son even though she never loved his father. She contacts an organization that pairs adults with children who have lost parents, and recent widower Casey Cummins enters the picture. A Christmas setting and the uplifting message that prayers are eventually answered make this second entry in the "Red Glove" series (after Gideon's Gift) an ideal stocking stuffer. Its appeal may extend to fans of Nicholas Sparks; for most public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.