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Heartbreaking, inspiring, and totally true—this e-original short non-fiction story sets the stage for New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry's novel And Then I Found You.

Patti Callahan is one of three sisters, a member of a close-knit Irish American family. Yet as happy and boisterous as they appear to be, the Callahans have long harbored a heartache. Some
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Published March 5th 2013 by St. Martin's Press
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Maggie61
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I will read anything that Patti Callahan Henry has written and although I have already read "and then I found you", I was interested in the real life version that inspired that novel as well.
What a wonderful story. To give up a child must be the most unselfish yet heartbreaking thing a woman can do. And to always wonder year after year if you made the right decision. What is the child like? Do they look like me? Are they happy? Are the parents good to them? What a relief it must be to have an an
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Judy Collins
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Have read all Patti Callahan’s books and they never disappoint as she is a very talented author. This short e-book is a true story written with her sister, Barbi to set the stage for the NY Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry’s upcoming novel “And Then I Found You” (April 2013). I have pre-ordered the Nook Book coming out in April and look forward to reading.

Having lived in the Atlanta area (Midtown, Buckhead, Vinings) for many years, and North Georgia in a log cabin at Big Canoe, alw
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Debbie
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written

Although short with just 35 pages this true novella tells a heartwarming true story of how one birth mother finds her daughter almost 21 years later through a Facebook friend request. So amazing how fate dares to make dreams come true.
Cheryl
Feb 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Quick short story
Mike
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
An evening read. True account of finding ones family on Facebook
Kay Webster
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Choices

A very special read for anyone that has found themselves challenged with choices to make. I applaud you for your courage and the choice that you made!
Marcia
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this true story of the author's biological niece who has reached out to the mother who placed her for adoption when she was born. I had a cousin who was placed for adoption at birth and his mother (my aunt) never had any other children. One of his adult children tracked down my aunt and her son actually took care of her in her old age! He also attended a couple family reunions and we were so happy to welcome him into our family. He had wonderful adoptive parents and he thanked my aunt ...more
Marlene
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read And Then I Found You and was thrilled to find out that Patti and her sister, Barbi, had made this ebook about the happenings that led up to the writing of the book. What a beautiful and touching experience. As a mother to an adopted daughter, I know that there will come a day in my life that my daughter has questions about her birth mother and may want to find her as well. Reading And Then I Found You and Friend Request helped me to see the beautiful reunions that can be had in such circu ...more
Summer Fowler
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Men, listen up! Women are not that mysterious . Please read on or all of these books and you will understand so much more. Patty Henry really knows how to reach any reader.

She understands other women and her books all resonate with me, with us. She is my #1 author and I am always looking forward for her latest book.

Simply phenomenal writer. Period,
Carmen Slaughter
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Patti (with an assist from her sister Barbi) has written a wonderful (back)story sharing the true life events that sparked the plot for her upcoming novel AND THEN I FOUND YOU. You will not be able to read this without feeling goosebumps or shedding a tear. Really looking forward to reading the novel.
Susan
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Left me wanting to read both upcoming books.
Stephanie
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Story is a way to find grace in the chaos."
Heather
Jun 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Informative and short.
Marcia
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-library
Kelli
Jun 28, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a neat little story but when they say short story they mean short story. I read it in like 30 minutes.
Sally
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
99cent eRead.... Interesting teaser that will lead you in to wanting to read two other books: one that will be mostly fiction and one that will be autobiographic
Marcia
Mar 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, x2013, non_fiction
Actual Rating: ***1/2
Anne London
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
awesome true story!
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Patti Callahan Henry is the New York Times Bestelling novelist of eleven novels. Her latest is THE BOOKSHOP AT WATER'S END with Penguin Random House/Berkley

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