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Make no mistake; this isn’t a pity party or sob story memoir. It is life-affirming and you may cry, but you will be inspired!
“After surviving the cruel rage of tyranny from her mother and ex-husband, Sarah Jackson traveled a new path; a journey of loss, heartbreak, and ultimately strength. How do we survive the unthinkable, our child suffering from a terminal illness? Sarah Jackson's life will teach you that despite all the hardships, you will survive, even if at times it feels like you won't.”
"The most riveting story I have ever read about the strength of a boy and his mother. If you want to have your heart-strings pulled and your emotions tweaked then When Angels Fly is a must read!"
"Memoirs that deal with tragedy often turn out to be the most life-affirming and give a hope of resilience and strength. Kudos to you, Mary! You found the tender words to tell Eli's story and your own journey." ~ Jan Hawke, Author
"A heartfelt and heartbreaking story of a mother's love; that this beautiful child was subjected to such horrific treatment by his own father, grandmother, and uncle and yet allowed by the "system" to continue to suffer abuse by them while he was undergoing such a serious illness is despicable. Thank God that she was there to protect him and his brother. A must read for anyone who has ever loved a child.” ~ S. Bailey
"So much praise to you for surviving the unthinkable. Thank you so much for sharing your story with the world as inspiration to any other woman who is going through this or has been through this and needs to know they are not alone."
“As the father of two wonderful daughters, I cannot begin to imagine the horror that took place in this mother's life. How any man can be so evil is beyond me. Thank God for men like Matt, however. There are a few happy moments in this story that made tears of temporary joy hint from behind my eyes: when Eli was able to drink apple juice without choking; the late-night trip mom took to get watermelon her son craved; when Eli and Noah played, as much as they could, in the hospital together. But sadly these moments too quickly moved aside, and the harrowing acts by a despicable grandmother and truly evil husband and father darkened the story. But this is real. That is partially what attracted me to this book. There is a time for the raw truth, it keeps one grounded. To me, this book was more than a succession of events. Often, I felt like I was sitting across from the mother at a diner. My mind fades to gray images as she recollects her story from years ago. She opens her heart, and I listen to her thought process in awe. The mother is amazing for hanging on for dear life, even when it surely felt the bottom had fallen away and there was nothing to believe in anymore. She was there for her son regardless of all else. If you don't believe evil exists, you will after reading this. Above all, little Eli shows strength and heroism, and despite the bitter end, he triumphed over life.” ~ Robert Kimbrell. Author
"This was a heart-wrenching story! The protagonist suffered abuse first, from her mother, who seemed to be a mother from hell, and then her husband, who was a maniac, a sociopath, a psychopath and any other “path” I could find to throw at him! As if that was not enough, life threw Sarah an ugly curve with the scourge of cancer that ravaged her son Eli for several months. I just wanted to know what happened with Eli, and how things ended between Sarah and Henry. I also wanted to know what happened to her mother. I was glued to the story until the end."
~ Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko, Author
Genres: Biography, Christian, Literature, Memoir, Parenting, Romance, Young Adult (YA)
Google Category: Media > Books > Non-Fiction > Biographies
Sales Rank: 459055
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