Jake Bryan is a firefighter in New York City, and he has everything he ever needs to be happy in this life. A beautiful daughter named Sierra, and an amazing wife, Jamie. The only thing he lacks is the assurance of salvation for Jamie, but he never pushes her and seeks to guide by example. He has a promise from God - that Jamie will one day be a Believer, in her own time. When the events of 911 are at their zenith, will Jake be alive to see the transformation in his wife? Or is his death a part of God's master plan?
Eric Michaels is on top of the world. Executive to a big company, he has all the money and prestige he could ever want to be happy in this life. His beautiful wife Laura, and son Josh, live in the finest home money can buy, the best clothes, food, and provisions they will ever need. But all those earthly treasures can never make up for the lack of a husband and father Eric has become. When he never comes home after the 911 attacks on the World Trade Centers, did his greed of the almighty dollar cost him his life? Or is God at work in Laura's life in a way she never imagined possible?
This story was as heartbreaking as it was poignant. I have never read a novel where you are absolutely broken by the story, yet joyful for the outcome. This is a story of two very different families with the same basic needs. To love and be loved by each other, to personally know a Savior who will meet our needs and whom we can wholly trust, and a faith in the Father that He always knows best in the worst of circumstances. A story that will touch every part of you and strengthen your faith.
A copy of this book was provided for free from Zondervan publishers in exchange for an honest review.
This was an amazing book. I could not lay it down. Was amazed with the detail and it gave me a deeper feeling for those people that had loved ones that died or just the not knowing where they were, or if dead or alive. Was blessed with the scripture references. Makes me realize the blessings I have.
I can promise you will not be sorry you bought this book. It is one of the best. I thought the Baxter series was the ultimate in Christian fiction but this series is right up there. It is so in touch with the reality of what happened on 9/11 and it surely makes one think of loved ones and how each day is precious and we should never take our next moment for granted. Would highly recommend.
I loved this book. It was so sad all the way through and it tears you up with what the families went through. Also when Jamie and Eric had to part. Do you think you will ever do a follow up on the families, especially Eric and Laura and what happens in their lives after they are reunited and also Erics brother Clay and also the life of Jamie and her daughter Sierra after the three years are up? Karen you are such a good author and just keep the books coming. Hope you and your family have wonderful holidays this year.
This is a book that will make you sob, from start to finish. My daddy is a firefighter and it just showed me what could happen. I can say anything else of I will give it away, but it was a great book!!
I love the way Karen Kingsbury writes, she always tries to help readers understand her story line. I also purchased the 2nd one "Beyond Tuesday Morning" (just started reading it). I have quite a few books from this author and I always feel spiritually lifted from her stories.
This was a GREAT heartwarming novel! I loved how Karen Kingsbury made you feel the emotions of the characters so strongly. I cried (no balled!) the whole way through. I have to say the only thing i didn't like was how Jamie didn't know that Erik ("jake") wasn't her husband, that was a little unrealistic. But other than that it was a GREAT storyline and i would recomend it to ANYONE!!! :)
This book was a tear-jerker. It also helped you see that although something bad can happen Christians have something to cling to better in their life. I would definitely recommend this book to someone else to read.
I just finished One Tuesday Morning last evening and I really enjoyed it for the most part. I did think the idea that a wife would not know it wasn't her husband was a bit far fetched. But as I am a huge Kingsbury fan it was a good read. I also felt she dealt with 9/11 very well!
This has become my favorite book of all time! It was brilliant. From the very beginning I could not put it down. I passed it on to a friend at work & she passed it on to another co-worker & she did the same...so far 6 of us have read it and all loved it! Karen Kingsbury interweaves the tragedy of 9/11, our faith in Jesus Christ and an extremely touching and emotional story so beautifully it takes an unusual hold of you. You will cry.
This is a great story. It's as though youre being grabbed and pulled in until you feel as though its you going through the happenings and emotions in this book. I was a little skeptical with it being a book about 9/11 but Karen Kingsbury wrote a fantastic, heartwarming story. I do wish though that it would have had a little bit of a better ending but hey.. we can't always have everything. I loved this book! :-)