Saturday, September 7, 2019

So Many Angels: A Family Crisis and the Community That Got Us Through It - Book Review

Book Overview:

Diane Cook’s idyllic suburban life was shattered with one phone call. As she stood five feet away from her two young sons, her husband, Jed, delivered the news: He had just been arrested. For attempted solicitation of a minor male over the internet.

Her world suddenly in shambles, Diane could have fallen apart―but she knew that wasn’t an option. She was a mom; her responsibility was to her boys. So she vowed to herself that she would keep herself―and her children―together. And then, just when it seemed things couldn’t get any worse, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

In the months that followed, Diane struggled to deal with Jed’s scandal, raise her two sons, and handle her new medical condition, all as a suddenly single mother. But she quickly learned that, even in her darkest times, she was not alone: her community was with her every step of the way, always ready to swoop in to support her when she needed it most. Ultimately, So Many Angels is an uplifting story of resilience and strength―and a tribute to the many friends and strangers who helped Diane and her boys survive the greatest trial of their lives.

My Review:

We all face difficult situations.  How we handle them can help determine the outlook and outcome of those situations.  Sometimes, reading about others struggles and how they've overcome them can help us in our own personal struggles when they arise.  So Many Angels is a book that shows a mother's resilience and resolve in the face of difficult times.

Author, Diane Stelfox Cook, chronicles how she faced life when confronted with scandals and sickness.  She is real and raw with her feelings and details of events.  Readers can learn a lot about how to help themselves during difficulty, and how to bring aid to others when they need it.

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


An Apel a Day said...

I sure have had a difficult few weeks. Life sure has a way of shaking things up.