- Discuss a serious diagnosis in an honest, clear manner
- Regain control over your life when it feels like chaos
- Find your own support group
- Deal with memories, family and friends
- Balance work, caregiving, and parenting
Anna and Beth have been close friends for virtually all their lives. Together they have weathered the pains of childhood and adolescents and celebrated the joys of success and marriage. But, tragically, Beth is diagnosed with breast cancer and after a brief struggle with the disease dies. Anna is left to go on alone. Distraught over the loss of her friend, Anna retreats to Martha’s Vineyard for the weekend in the hopes of having some time alone to grieve. It is there that she meets John Duffy, a stranger who will help her through her anguish and guide her toward a better understanding of life and death. Through a series of uncanny, spiritual events Anna is able to learn that true friendship is never lost forever — even in death.
Award-winning author Audrey Vernick tackles the sometimes awkward but always exhilarating experience of making a new friend.
In this heartwarming book, the miraculous power of friendship is proven through amazing experiences in the lives of ordinary men and women. Karen Kingsbury has gathered together real-life examples of friends who are there for each other because they want to be, not because they have to be. These uplifting stories illustrate that true friendship is made of love and laughter, compassion and understanding. And when life sends a challenge that cannot be met alone, God provides a friend when one is needed most.