Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Silent Gift - A Review

The Silent Gift - Michael Landon Jr. & Cindy Kelley (from publicist for review)

Synopsis (from back of book)

A story both bittersweet and heartwarming of a mother and her son...and of his unusual gift.

The decade of the thirties was a time of enormous uncertainty-for the world, for America, and i particular for one lonely, struggling mother and her disabled son. Their story is one of unyielding love and incredible sacrifices in the face of circumstances beyond belief.

But then The Gift appears...where has it come from, and why? How can a young boy who cannot communicate provide comfort and direction to seekers who learn of his special ability? Whatever the source, its presence brings a single shaft of light and hope to Mary and her beloved son, Jack...Will it be enough?

My Thoughts:

This book left me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Such an amazing journey and story of a mother's love for her child. I was pulled in so much that I read the majority of it in one sitting.

As I read this story I found myself feeling very protective of her son and understood her fierce desire to see him safe. The authors created so many vast characters. At first I wasn't sure how they all fit in, but by the end of the story everyone had their rightful place. The book seemed to be more of Mary's story rather than Jack's, that surprised me a bit. But in the end it made perfect sense.

I visualize books I read and often times it's like watching a movie. This book fell into that category very well. It really was like watching a movie. I felt like I was there watching the story unfold right down to standing next to the lion cage Jack woke up in. I think this book would make a heartfelt movie and would love to watch it.

If you're looking for an inspirational, uplifting story, this would be a great choice!


Anna said...

I thought this was a good book, too. I'll be reviewing it soon.

I agree that it could easily be a movie.

Diary of an Eccentric

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful review! I've had my eye on this I'm going to add it to my wish list. :)

justpeachy36 said...

Add another one to the T-B-R pile lol...