by Judy Duarte

April 2008
ISBN: 978-0-758-22015-8
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Trade Paperback

Claire Harper drives to Mulberry Park and jogs for miles to forgot her troubles; her son was killed in a car accident and her marriage is shattered. She happens to find a letter written to God by Analisa, in the letter, she asks God to look after her parents who were killed in South America doing missionary work.

Claire decided to answer the letter not knowing this innocent act will have a chain reaction to all the regular park visitors. There is in addition to Analisa and her elderly nanny, Hilda, Walter a older gentleman who feels his usefulness has worn out, he plays chess games alone. Trevor a boy in need of companionship, he comes to the park by himself, no parents in sight. Then there is Maria, already with two children and a third on the way, struggling to feed her family every day.

Friendships blossom between all these people in different ways. Hearts will heal, hope will bloom again, and the past will be finally let go and forgiven. Judy Duarte has written a tender-hearted, spiritually moving novel. Readers will have a happy heart knowing their God loves all of us no matter what.

Reviewed in September 2008 by Pat.

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