Monday, November 4, 2013

Litfuse Review: To Know You by:Ethridge/Mackel

 To Know You
About the Book:
Years ago, Julia Whittaker gave up two daughters for adoption. Now she must find them to try to save the life of her son.
Julia and Matt Whittaker’s son was diagnosed with biliary atresia at birth. Dillon has beaten the odds for thirteen years only to have the odds—and his liver—crash precipitously. The only hope for his survival is a transplant. He can receive a “living liver” transplant but neither his parents, nor various family members and friends, are compatible.
The transplant list is long and Dillon’s time is short. Very short.
He has two chances for a compatible liver: his two older half-sisters, born eighteen months apart and adopted at birth.
But can Julia ask a young woman—someone she surrendered to strangers—to donate a portion of her body to a brother she’s never known? Will either sister even be a match for their half-brother? Will either of them show mercy and courage if they are?
Julia knows she’s probably on a fool’s errand—reaching out to the daughters she abandoned only now that she needs them. But what other choice does she have except to try?


About the Author:
Shannon Ethridge is a best-selling author, speaker, and certified life coach with a master’s degree in counseling/human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to college students and adults since 1989 and is the author of 21 books, including the million-copy best-selling Every Woman's Battle series. She is a frequent guest on TV and radio programs and mentors aspiring writers and speakers through her BLAST Program (Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers & Teachers.)

Kathryn Mackel is a best-selling author and acclaimed screenwriter for Disney and Fox. She was on the screenwriting team for Left Behind: The Movie and Frank Peretti's Hangman's Curse. She is the acclaimed author of The Surrogate, The Departed, and The Hidden and resides in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband.

My Review:
Julie and her husband just found out their son has a few chance of making to the next year all because of his liver failure.Julie takes the news hard, so hard that she ends up in surgery that very day. But her husband springs an idea in her head that she thought would never be possible. She takes a private jet on a cross country trying to find the to daughters she gave up for adoption 24 years prior. But will they take a chance for the brother they never knew?

Destiny lives in L.A., life was as it should be in her little world, until her boyfriend found Jesus that is. That soon meant her world came crashing down, and what is this, a woman saying she is her biological mother?! The woman that didn't want her all those years ago, what was she doing here now? So Destiny did a nice thing and went to dinner with the woman. She later found out what the woman was there for and stormed off leaving the woman alone in the restaurant. Later on she starts to think about what the woman had said and it started to sink in that she had a sister and she was gonna meet her.

Chloe has a wonderful husband and a beautiful house, what more could she ask for? Except she needs a vacation, she's tried off school, work, home day in and day out, she needs a change. But how can she get that through her husbands thick head? And that's when two women show up at her door.And they take her on a ride of a lifetime. She has only known them for a few weeks and they are apparently related to her. She hopes to help the little brother that she never knew and possibly even meet her father along with Destiny's. This trip is going to be one to remember.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.