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The Story of Us

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
"Sometimes the dreams were unspeakably sweet -Nathan as a little boy, full of energy. Then she'd wake to the crashing knowledge of his violent death and it was like losing him again."After the tragic death of her son, Nathan, Claire lost her reason for living. However, with the discovery of a forgotten letter, Claire feels she's been given a chance to reconnect with her ...more
Published (first published August 1st 2011)
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Diane Will
Mar 25, 2013 Diane Will rated it really liked it
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I read 'The Butterfly House' by Marcia Preston and loved it. What would you do if your only son was involved in a fatal accident and his heart gives life to another. Grieving is taking its toll and she knows she needs to move on.

This is the story of Claire who finds a letter she put aside after her son was killed. It was from the wife of the man who received her son's heart. She decides to follow this up and goes out of her way to see if she can find out more about him without him knowing. This
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N J
Jun 14, 2013 N J rated it really liked it
Getting over the death of somebody who's dearly loved is very difficult that it requires great willpower to overcome the never-ending sadness. Nathan's mom finds the man who receives Nathan's heart wasting his life like he doesn't appreciate what has been donated to him; her son's vital organ. The hardwork that the mother puts on (spying on the man, making sure that he doesn't smoke & eat healthily, enjoying his life better by pursuing his interest in life; playing the violin again) is only ...more
Nathalie Enda Zileta Depari
I quite love the idea of the story: a mom who look for a person who has her son's heart. But i find this book has too many plots and figures with no strong point in it. Hob with what he did caused Nathan's death, Lindsey with her love life, Win with his regretness, Claire's brother death, Claire's father life... I'm quite sure it will be a good story if the author make it as series movie or so. It will be more interesting to focus on Claire and Mason (or maybe Win). I don't see any point to tell ...more
Janeen
Jan 03, 2014 Janeen rated it liked it
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This was an ok book. I found it quite unrealistic...especially the second half of the book in Santa Fe. The author could have improved the depth of the main character as well. She seemed a little shallow.
Rosslyn
Aug 08, 2011 Rosslyn rated it liked it
This is a story about coming to terms with the death of a child. It is full of understanding and insight though not as enthralling as the Butterfly house.
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Marcia Preston (M.K. Preston) grew up on a wheat farm in central Oklahoma. From her father she learned the art of storytelling; from her mother, a reverence for books; and from Oklahoma's red earth, a love of wildlife and the outdoors.
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