Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dancing from the Shadows

Successful businesswoman Tori St. John is haunted by the verse “To whom much is given, from him much is required.” Despite a marketing coup that guarantees her an executive management position, Tori abandons her career. Instead, she and husband Phillip adopt two children from a third-world orphanage.
At five, Lydia is sugar-coated dynamite. Two-year-old Gabe avoids eye contact, prefers a silver bowl over shiny new toys and fears the vacuum cleaner. His diagnosis of autism leaves Tori obsessed with helping her son, angry at God and at odds with her husband and daughter. 
At stake is Gabe’s future. Tori marshals the skills that made her a business diva and plunges into the special-needs world. As she struggles to defeat Gabe’s disability, Tori’s world unravels. School’s not working for Gabe, their church rejects him, Lydia’s resentment of Gabe escalates and a sultry co-worker is pursuing Phillip.
As she battles to save her family, Tori must learn how to balance a life she can’t control and embrace a different concept of normal.

I could really get into this book and it reminded me so much about my own life. I have two younger brothers with Down Syndrome and this book reminded me about a lot of the feelings and the daily struggle to get everything done and to allow everything to work in Gods way. And this book is so accurate in describing how hard it is to live with a disability in the family much less two. 
I would really recommend this book to anyone who wants to get into the life of a family that has disability in it and understand more of what they are going through. 
I received this book from the author for review, i was not made to write a good review.

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