Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Book Review - Amanda: Papa's Story
Within hours of her birth, Amanda's grandfather beams as the nurse places his tiny granddaughter in his arms. With her face only inches from his, Papa smiles as a short arm reaches up and touches his chin. Amanda has captured her grandfather's heart forever. As the beautiful cherub baby Manda Bear and Papa develop a seemingly unbreakable bond, they play with dolls, jump on the backyard trampoline, and develop a passion for golf together. Papa is always there as a playmate. But as Amanda's coming-of-age journey leads her into adolescence, the precocious teenager becomes troubled. As Amanda's parents attempt to deal with rebellious behavior that eventually lands her in jail, she begins to isolate herself from all who love her. But when Amanda disappears without a trace, her family's once happy world is turned upside down. In this compelling tale, as a frantic search for Amanda begins, her grandfather must learn to trust that all he has taught his beloved granddaughter in her younger years can somehow save her from herself-and allow her to discover her true destiny.
About the Author
R. C. WHITE holds engineering and business degrees and has enjoyed a progressive career in the petrochemical industry, capped by a CEO position in a multi-million dollar corporation and front-page coverage in the Wall Street Journal. He has written several dramatic scripts, including This Is Your Life, King David. He lives in Houston with his wife, two daughters, son-in-law and two granddaughters.
My Take on the Book
This was a book that was an interesting and engaging read from beginning to end. While I have never read any books from this author in the past I was impressed by the way in which she was able to incorporate so much into such a short space. The characters she developed were complete and I felt drawn into the story itself and into the issues that the characters brought to the reader.
My children have very close relationship with their own grandparents and in this book you see such a bond that itself also existing. I have to say that in seeing this bond within the story it makes me appreciate what we have in our life even more. The story itself was emotional and moving and if this book is anything like anything else that the software is written or will write in the future I would be happy to read it and share it with my own daughters.
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