A Gift for Chloe

A Gift for Chloe Her carefully ordered world is turning upside down Linda is the one who holds her family together She s an absolute rock at least she was until her daughter announced her pregnancy wait isn t way

  • Title: A Gift for Chloe
  • Author: Susan Lohrer
  • ISBN: 9781631120664
  • Page: 382
  • Format: ebook
  • Her carefully ordered world is turning upside down Linda is the one who holds her family together She s an absolute rock at least, she was until her daughter announced her pregnancy wait, isn t 40 way too young to become a grandmother and delivered the news that the baby has Down syndrome.Now she finds herself standing in the middle of a bookstore, floundering to regaiHer carefully ordered world is turning upside down Linda is the one who holds her family together She s an absolute rock at least, she was until her daughter announced her pregnancy wait, isn t 40 way too young to become a grandmother and delivered the news that the baby has Down syndrome.Now she finds herself standing in the middle of a bookstore, floundering to regain her equilibrium as her carefully ordered world tumbles willy nilly around her Instead of making a relatively simple decision about which book to buy, she s spent an hour waffling between two titles and trying and failing to come to grips with this new reality she hasn t had nearly enough chance to prepare for It s not that she hasn t already fallen head over heels in love with baby Chloe, but this is something she s not equipped to handle she can t even choose a self help book on the subject, for goodness sake.Her friends and the medical professionals blithely insist she ll forget all about special needs the moment she sees her grandchild for the first time Even the too good to be true, optimistic fellow customer she encounters in the aisle of the bookstore seems to think she s worried over nothing.This handsome stranger is obviously compassionate and knows a lot about Downs, but Linda is in no way interested in striking up a conversation with him, let alone a friendship, no matter how intriguing he is until he performs a random act of kindness she can t ignore.

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    1. Life’s Rollercoaster RideThis is a makes-you-think short story. Linda, a middle-aged, grandmother-to-be for the first time was thrilled that she would become a grandmother. Unfortunately, the euphoria was shattered when the news arrived later on that this welcome bundle of joy would have Down syndrome. Linda is at the local bookstore attempting to select the appropriate book to educate herself on this new subject and having difficulty deciding between two good books. Unbeknownst to her, the au [...]

    2. I absolutely loved this story. It is very well written and has an interesting plot. The characters are well developed and memorable. In fact, they are so well developed and the plot so interesting that I wish it was longer. I will definitely being reading more titles by Susan Lohrer.

    3. This novella was way to short. Actually it was two stories. The book is only 50 pages long. And most of that is advertisement for other books and about the author. It didn't give enough to get interested in anything beyond this book. It kind of makes me wonder what the purpose of this book was.

    4. Susan Lohrer has another winner in this delightful short, sweet story.Linda is about to become a grandmother to baby Chloe, who has Down Syndrome. While searching for information to help prepare her for a granddaughter with special needs, she meets an appealing outdoorsy man in a bookstore. Before long she's wondering if he's just being helpful, or is he hitting on her. When Linda is ready to pay for the book she selected, she's in for a surprise. Dan is much more than “outdoorsy”, and Linda [...]

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