Dear John


Kim Vogel Sawyer

Dear John
Editions:Kindle: $ 0.99
ISBN: 1410412121
Pages: 176
Hardcover: $ 5.99
ISBN: 1410412121
Pages: 275
Paperback: $ 16.18

After losing her parents in a fatal accident, Marin must step at once into their shoes: her mother's to take care of her brother, John; her father's to run the advertising agency he founded. Her brother has Down Syndrome and has stayed at home most of his life, and Marin refuses to place him in an institution, despite the urgings of family and friends to do so. Phillip Wilder helps bring disabled and non-disabled people together by placing clients in jobs throughout the city. But when he receives a call from Marin Brooks, who hopes to use his service only as a day-care facility for her brother, he balks. What holds her back from letting her brother get a job? Will God help these two, who seem perfect for each other, reconcile their differences?

Reviews:Marie P on Amazon wrote:

Part heartache, part healing. All heartwarming. Marin and Phillip are brought together in care of John, Martin's brother with Down's Syndrome. As each seeks the best for John, disagreement, past history, grace, and second chances shape their story. This story, its characters, and redemptive themes will stay with you long after you finish. Definitely will seek out more of this author's books.

Trea on Goodreads wrote:

This was actually a decent book, which surprised me! It tackled the issues of sudden parental loss and Disabled Sibling Care, and the latter was done in such a way to be very respectful of the disabled community! It definitely highlighted the struggles a disabled person and their families face and I really liked the depth of emotion that showed through in this story!

Marin got a bit on my nerves, as I kept thinking that she was behaving as if her brother was a burden! I liked the way Philip kept working on her, making her see that she was stifling her brother. I also didn't like how he kept his past from Marin, especially in light of how it affected him and his entire career.

All things considered, this was an enjoyable read!

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