The true story of a lost child, a lifetime of longing, and a miracle for a mother who never gave up.
Now with a new afterword! A five star–reviewed, unforgettable story that
bestselling author Homer Hickam calls “one of the most eloquent,
moving, irresistible true stories” he’s ever read. The Waiting will touch your heart and make you believe in love’s enduring legacy, as well as the power of prayer.
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 story that follows
has been almost a hundred years in the making. After a lifetime of
separation, Minka whispered an impossible prayer for the first time: Lord, I’d like to see Betty Jane before I die.
What happened next was a miracle. Written by Cathy LaGrow (Minka’s granddaughter), The Waiting
brings three generations of this most unusual family together over the
course of a century in a story of faith that triumphs, forgiveness that
sets us free, and love that never forgets. (As seen on The Today Show