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The Krystal Promise

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  159 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
There were eight people in the bus when it burst into flame. Seven escaped. Despite frantic efforts to rescue her, 18 month old Krystal, the youngest of six children, died. This is not only the story of a death but also the story of a life - the life of Laura, Krystal's mother. How does a grief-stricken mother reconcile herself to such a tragic loss? As she calls upon the ...more
Hardcover, 81 pages
Published October 11th 1981 by Bookcraft (first published January 1st 1981)
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Jul 18, 2008 Elisa rated it it was amazing
I first read The Krystal Promise when I was about 14. I remember thinking that it was a sad and horrible story. I made the mistake of reading it again when I was pregnant with my second daughter. Big mistake. I highly recommend against reading this after you've become a parent. You will cry. And then, you will go find your children and hold them and tell them that you love them. If you choose to read The Krystal Promise, make sure you have a box of Kleenex's on hand.
Oct 13, 2008 Bonnie added it
I first read this book when I was about 12. I've read it many, many times since. I have my original copy still. It makes me cry everytime...REALLY cry! It is very sad, but at the same time, I find it to be very uplifting in the sense that the mother has such an understanding of eternal families and that her daughter lives on. Great book!
Jan 30, 2011 nanette rated it it was amazing
so inspiring but heart renching tale of a mothers fight to come to terms with the loss of a precious daughter in a fire
first read when i was a teenager and re read as an adult and a mum, had much more poignancy for me
Sep 15, 2009 Suzy rated it liked it
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This story is a true-to-life account of one family's experience of losing their baby in a fire. It is a moving story of faith, hope, and love. A very good reminder to always make the most of the time you have with your children!
Oct 08, 2010 Nickie rated it really liked it
I read this book probably 20 years ago but I still remember some of the details. Heart-wrenching story but ended with hope.
May 27, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing
Read this around the age of 12. I sobbed so hard my mother threatened to ground me from reading it. Will never forget how it made me feel.
Deborah Hecht
I read this book once years ago and just felt like reading it again. I can't imagine the grief and pain of losing a child this way. I am amazed at the faith of this family.
Dec 18, 2009 Vonnie rated it really liked it
This book was a heart wrenching for me. The subject matter was too close to home. It was good for me to read. I am grateful we had a near miss this summer and feel total empathy towards this family.
Dec 13, 2011 Suzana rated it really liked it
Wonderful but very sad true story of a mother's struggle to understand the why of her daughter's death.
VERY SAD!! I related to her grief as I read it soon after I lost my brother, but it is quite the tear jerker.
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Dec 31, 2010 Blythe Lincoln rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I can remember my Mom reading to me when I was little. I have always loved this book, even though it makes me cry!
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Blaine M. Yorgason was born in Sanpete County, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University and received both a BA and MA in History. Blaine and his wife Kathleen have 7 children and numerous grandchildren.
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