The Gift Giver: A True Story
The sudden loss of her husband empowers a young widow to open herself to a path of true acceptance.
An accomplished athlete, businesswoman, and mother, author Jennifer Hawkins believes she has everything, until one morning she wakes up to find her husband's lifeless body lying in their bed. Shaken to the...more
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I started to read The Gift Giver while lying in bed beside my sleeping husband, w ...more
Some of the moments that Jennifer relates in The Gift Giver stretched my imagination- such as the day that she was experienci ...more
Having gone farther, it just seems to remain too long in the immediate after-death phase. I think it gives an incredibly great insight into the reality of losing a cherished partner, but as mentioned above, it is hard to read because it's sad and a bit depressing. Lost my place, and in skimming to re-find it, I saw more sad/depressing stuff. There are little words ...more
Before I start out let me just say that I have always had a hard time reviewing non-fiction work. I am not sure why, but something about it not being “made up” makes it hard for me to form opinions on it. I mean, it HAPPENED. So, there ya go. LOL.
With that being said: a little warning on this book.
This book is sold as a non-fiction, true story, memoir. It is about a woman who loses her husband, and after his death hears his voice and continues to have ...more
I would be concerned with psychologically fragile folks reading this book. Ho ...more
Too much of a description will take away from the reading experience, so I’ll be brief.
This is a true story of tragedy, heartbreak, and inspiration. Jennifer’s story is told in a sensitive and honest way that I found stirring. Though some of the events are dismal and sorrowful, the message is still insightful and moving.
Pros: I like the simplicity and ease of the writer’s style. This story is easy to get lost in. It pricks the emotions, yet doesn’t wring them o ...more
You will find so much of this book sad but very inspiring, the love of friends and family ever present and her undying love for her husband; that transcends earthly bounds.
I suggest this to anyone who may have ...more
Jennifer still lives in Texas with her two boys, Connor and Brannon, and the many friends that ...more