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Creations Magazine

Short chapters and authentic dialogue detail in compelling fashion the story of how a mother and two young sons carry on, the lessons they learn, and the strength they uncover. The Gift Giver also shows how death can deepen a relationship…

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A complete cleansing of the soul…

Jennifer Brannon-Hawkins writes pure love in this book and essentially takes you on an emotional ride through her journey of finding her husband’s lifeless body one morning and then her courageous quest to be the sole provider and protector of her boys from that day forward.

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Five star rating on Amazon

Well written heart felt true story. Gives the reader a lot to think about…

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Tragedy turns toward hope and peace

I loved this book, even though I cried like a baby through the first half of it. It broke my heart that Jennifer and her boys lost Mark so suddenly. Like a previous reviewer, I struggle with the fear of losing a loved one. The experiences that Jennifer shared were stunning, inspiring and comforting. After my tears dried, I found myself looking forward to each chapter and seeing how their lives were unfolding and healing.

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Good Reads Review

I was pleasantly surprised about this book and enjoyed it, my mom gave it to me and I really was not sure if I wanted to read about grief but it is more then just about loosing someone…

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Two Thumbs Up!

I just finished reading the book! Definitely a great read and a must get…

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This is the true/RAW story of an amazing woman, her 2 young boys and their recovery after the loss of her husband….

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Review by Bunny Cates March 2012

The Gift Giver: A True Story by Jennifer Hawkins is very well written, and the story just flows. I, the reader, felt like I knew these people. I wanted to be there for them, hug them, and see them get through this hardship. I thought it was very inspirational. In the end, it shows that through even the worst of circumstances – there will always be hope. Hope that even the “bad things” that happen have reason. Hope that those we care about know how much we love them. Hope that the things we do (and don’t do)…matter.
In Conclusion:
I thought this was an excellent read, but be warned…you WILL need kleenex.

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“A story about loss turns into a beautifully written affirmation of life.”

…. Neale Donald Walsch, author, Conversations with God

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