By Mary Curran Hackett
This very special novel is inspired by a personal event that the author experienced. After writing about it, she left it untouched for quite some time. Upon coming across it later, she was inspired to turn it into this book.
The child at the heart of this novel is Colm. He is a very seriously ill little boy, who is very unsure about the hereafter in spite of his mother’s faith. To make things more difficult for him, he has a desire to reunite with the father who remains absent from his life.
Mary Curran Hackett draws upon her own experiences and beliefs in writing this heartfelt and emotionally driven book. Dealing with questions of life and death, and health and illness, she tries to make sense of it all. At the very heart of the matter is simple faith.
The book does not preach or try to persuade you to believe in anything. It tells the story of a mother and her child. It presents very real issues, while leaving the reader room to decide for themselves what they believe.
Ultimately, this is a very special novel that handles serious life and death situations with both sensitivity and respect. Mary Curran Hackett and her book are to be admired and appreciated.