Saturday, April 11, 2009

Jantsen’s Gift by Pam Cope with Aimee Molloy

Genre: Non-Fiction

Pam Cope had everything she ever wanted. A loving husband, two beautiful children and she owned a hair salon in the small town of Neosho, Missouri. Life was perfect…until tragedy struck her family on June 16, 1999. Her teenage son suddenly dies from a heart ailment and Pam’s entire life is turned upside down. She didn’t know how she’d go on with her life, but knew she needed to find a way and honor her son’s memory at the same time.

After creating a memorial fund in her son’s name, Pam and her husband looked for a place that would best be served by this money. A friend invited her to Vietnam. When she saw all the homeless and poverty-stricken children, she knew what her mission would be. She would help these underprivileged children, one child at a time, as many as she could. Eventually she spread her work to Cambodia and Ghana as well.

This is a truly touching and amazing story of one woman’s struggle to cope with her deep grief and loss. Pam Cope, and her entire family, suffered a tragic loss and managed to somehow make a difference in the world. Anyone who reads this book will feel her anguish when seeing these at-risk children to the happiness of helping them and the true joy in each child’s face. Readers will feel every single emotion Pam goes through from the loss of her son to building new lives for these lost children. Remember to keep a box of tissues by your side as you read this one.

If you are interested in reading this book, my book giveaway is still going on. You have until April 15th to enter – there are 5 books available to 5 lucky winners! Just click the cover in my sidebar to enter!

I also have to give this the Socrates’ Great Book Alert!

For reading challenge: A to Z Reading Challenge, Read Your Own Book Challenge


  1. Hi - I'm stopping by to let you know I gave you a blog award:

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Wow, thank you so much, Carrie!

  3. This really does sound like an amazing book. Thank you for the great review, Yvonne.


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