Living Inspired ~ Thursday 3CT (7/3/14)
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This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Cathy LaGrow, author of The Waiting, along with her co-author, Cindy Coloma.
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Cathy LaGrow first fell in love with books as a young girl and she estimates that she’s read more than two thousand books. In 2006, just after the birth of her first baby, Cathy and her family learned the secret her grandmother Minka Disbrow had been carrying for almost eighty years—that at age seventeen, she’d given up a baby for adoption. Cathy’s mother is Minka’s second child, born nearly eighteen years later. Cathy has been married to her high school sweetheart, Dan, for almost twenty-five years. She is a licensed, nonpracticing US Customs broker and a piano teacher. She lives in Oregon, where she’s often found in the kitchen baking or curled up in a chair reading. An avid runner, she sometimes runs literal circles around her two small boys at the neighborhood park.
Cindy Coloma is a national bestselling author who has published 12 novels, including: Beautiful (2010 Christy Award finalist for Young Adults); The Salt Garden (one of Library Journal’s best genre books in 2004); Orchid House (2008 ECPA bestseller); and Winter Passing (2001 Christy Award finalist).Her nonfiction projects include Renting Lacy: A Story of America’s Prostituted Children (coauthored with former Congresswoman Linda Smith) and she has also written over one hundred published articles. Cindy is a speaker, book doctor, and writing coach. With five children ranging in age from their early twenties to a baby boy, Cindy’s life is always full of laughter, joy, and toys to trip over. She and her family have lived in the Redding, California area for over thirty-five years.
About The Waiting
In 1928, 16-year-old Minka was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. And suddenly this innocent farm girl—who still thought the stork brought babies—was pregnant. The baby was secretly born, named Betty Jane, and given up for adoption. For decades, Minka wrote letters trying to get news of her daughter, even though she never dared believe they would meet again. Until nearly eighty years later, when Minka whispered her secret, impossible prayer for the first time: Lord, I’d like to see Betty Jane before I die. Unbeknownst to Minka, that very same day, a judge was releasing the sealed adoption records to her 77-year-old daughter. Written by Cathy LaGrow (Minka’s granddaughter), The Waiting brings three generations of this most unusual family together over the course of a century to tell a story of faith that triumphs, forgiveness that sets us free, and love that never forgets.
Purchase The Waiting here.