Tuesday, March 6, 2012

One Tuesday Morning - Karen Kingsbury

Summary from Good Reads: On the morning of September 11, 2001, two men meet in a smoky stairwell of the World Trade Center. Only one will leave the building alive--and will unknowingly assume the other man's life.

One Tuesday Morning is a story about 2 separate families in different areas of the country and how their lives were changed forever from the events of September 11, 2001.  Jake and Jamie Bryan live in Staten Island with their four year old daughter, Sierra.  They have been in love since childhood and married after college.  Jake is a firefighter for the FDNY in Manhattan.  Jake is a dedicated husband and father and has a strong Christian faith but Jamie has been questioning her faith since her parent's death when she was 18.
Eric and Laura Michaels live in Los Angeles with their seven year old son, Josh.  Eric and Laura have known each other since Laura was in high school.  Eric is almost a partner in his firm and works lots of hours at the office and away on business.  Josh barely knows his father since he has missed almost everything of importance in his life.  Laura is lonely and misses her husband and is willing to do anything to get their relationship back.
On 9/11, Eric meets Jake in a hallway as he is trying to leave the south tower of the World Trade Center before the builidings come down.  Their lives change forever.  Will they survive?  Is God listening to their prayers?
This was a sad and touching story about how personal lives were affected by the September 11th attacks on the United States.  With a strange turn of events, that you will have to read to discover, several people will find God and change their lives.
I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reviewing Beyond Tuesday Morning, the second book in the 9/11 series by Karen Kingsbury next.

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