The Crying Tree by: Naseem Rakha *Review and Giveaway*
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Irene and Nate Stanley are living a quiet and contented life with their two children, Bliss and Shep, on their family farm in southern Illinois when Nate suddenly announces he's been offered a job as a deputy sheriff in Oregon. Irene fights her husband. She does not want to uproot her family and has deep misgivings about the move. Nevertheless, the family leaves, and they are just settling into their life in Oregon's high desert when the unthinkable happens. Fifteen-year-old Shep is shot and killed during an apparent robbery in their home. The murderer, a young mechanic with a history of assault, robbery, and drug-related offenses, is caught and sentenced to death.
Shep's murder sends the Stanley family into a tailspin, with each member attempting to cope with the tragedy in his or her own way. Irene's approach is to live, week after week, waiting for Daniel Robbin's execution and the justice she feels that she and her family deserve. Those weeks turn into months and then years. Ultimately, faced with a growing sense that Robbin's death will not stop her pain, Irene takes the extraordinary and clandestine step of reaching out to her son's killer. The two forge an unlikely connection that remains a secret from her family and friends.
And then Irene receives the notice that she had craved for so long--Daniel Robbin has stopped his appeals and will be executed within a month. This announcement shakes the very core of the Stanley family. Irene, it turns out, isn't the only one with a shocking secret to hide. As the execution date nears, the Stanleys must face difficult truths and find a way to come to terms with the past.
Dramatic, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting, The Crying Tree is an unforgettable story of love and redemption, the unbreakable bonds of family, and transfomative power of forgiveness.
Overall I love this book! It was truly amazing, and in my opinion inspiring! This would be a perfect birthday gift for someone who lover to read, but isn't easily offended, or just loves a good read! I would recommend this book to that same person! The Crying Tree by: Naseem Rakha retails for $14.00. And now for the fun part, the giveaway details are below. Good luck and have fun! :)
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I received The Crying Tree by: Naseem Rakha free of charge, so I could do this review. No other compensation was given. All thoughts and opinions expressed above are mine, and mine alone.