Twelve Times Blessed (Paperback)
|Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard|
|From the author of "The Deep End of the Ocean" comes this "New York Times" bestseller that is an unforgettable tale of the pleasures and perils of love in the modern age.|
From the Publisher:
Feeling the loss of her youth and beauty in spite of the success of her small business, True Dickinson celebrates her forty-third birthday with her husband, son, and friends before her entire world is changed by a fateful car accident. 25,000 first printing. Reprint.
It is True Dickinson's birthday and her best friends have gathered on this snowy night to celebrate—yet True has never felt more alone. Though her small business is thriving and her young son is happy, the death of her husband eight years ago has left an empty space in her life that friends and family cannot fill. Suddenly it seems that youth and beauty are slipping away while True is busily taking care of everyone else.
But on this night, an accident on an icy road will offer True the golden opportunity to let love back into her life—if she can somehow conquer her fears.
Twelve Times Blessed is a powerfully moving novel of the heart from one of our best-loved storytellers.
A year in the life of a middle-aged woman named True Dickinson, who runs a baby-gift business, has a wonderful 10-year-old son, is loved by her friends and family, but craves romance. She meets Hank, a part-black younger man and local restaurateur, and within two months they are married. Then True gets pregnant, 9/11 makes her business precarious, the marriage falters when Hank is unfaithful--and things get worse due to the machinations of True's nutty mother. But as the year comes to an end, things begin to right themselves.