Jantsen’s Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace by Pam Cope
Nine years ago, Pam Cope owned a cozy hair salon in the tiny town of Neosho, Missouri, and her life revolved around her son’s baseball games, her daughter’s dance lessons, and family trips to places like Disney World. She had never been out of the country, nor had she any desire to travel far from home.
Then, on June 16th 1999, her life changed forever with the death of her 15-year-old son from an undiagnosed heart ailment.
Needing to get as far away as possible from everything that reminded her of her loss, she accepted a friend’s invitation to travel to Vietnam, and, from the moment she stepped off the plane, everything she had been feeling since her son’s death began to shift. By the time she returned home, she had a new mission: to use her pain to change the world, one small step at a time, one child at a time. Today, she is the mother of two children adopted from Vietnam. More than that, she and her husband have created a foundation called “Touch A Life”, dedicated to helping desperate children in countries as far-flung as Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana.
Pam Cope’s story is on one level a moving, personal account of loss and recovery, but on a deeper level, it offers inspiration to anyone who has ever suffered great personal tragedy or those of us who dream about making a difference in the world.
Hachette Book Group has offered 5 copies for me to give away. Please see the rules below to enter. I will be reviewing this book as soon as I get a chance to read it.
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I’d love to win this book. I’ve been hearing great things about it!
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Please enter me in this giveaway. I just checked out the Touch a Life website, and it is amazing how much they have accomplished so far! Please enter me in your giveaway! 🙂 Thanks a lot. 🙂
I’d love to read this book – just saw this in my shelfari group!
Thank you for a great giveaway. I would love to win. THank you
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Please enter me into your giveaway. Very sad topic of death. Sounds like a fascinating read for a life changing experience.
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This sounds like a very emotional book. Possibly hard to read at times but one that everyone should read. You never know how life is going to hit you. For Pam losing her son and then helping less fortunate children in other countries is her way. I wonder what I would do if that happened to me.>>roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net
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I’ve wanted this book since I first read about it. It sounds quite inspiring. Please count me in. Thanks so much!>>nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com
Sounds like a very great book. Please enter me.
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Hi, What an inspirational lady. I need to read a book like this. Please enter my name in your book giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi>jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com
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Great Giveaway! I’ll post about this on my blog in the sidebar.