The Gift by Charles W. Allen
A True Story of Life, Death, and Trust

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Charles Allen, loving husband and father in a family of eight, shares his personal experience of conquering the heartache and tragedy of losing two children to cystic fibrosis, and both his oldest daughter and wife to cancer.

Through the details of Allen’s experiences of coping with the loss of four family members, it becomes clear how tragedy can become a powerful source of personal growth and how faith plays an important role in the trials and tribulations of life. Allen’s mourning culminates with the selfless gift given to him by his wife, Sue, as she struggles with her last breath.

Through touching personal journal entries and revealing narrative, 'The Gift' chronicles one man’s one man’s struggles with, and triumph over, loss and grief.

About Charles W. Allen

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Charles Allen was born in Wyoming and raised in Spokane, Washington, the oldest of seven children. He is a self-taught researcher, historian, and author, but has made his living as a woodworker. With his first wife Susan, he raised six children, two of whom suffered from terminal illnesses. Charles's woodworking and fascination with history led him to the niche of making window and door restorations. He has made windows and doors for restoration projects from Utah to Idaho to Massachusetts, with the majority of work taking place in the Midwest where he makes his home. While engaged in research Charles discovered his love of writing and is the author of five books.
Published March 10, 2013 by Allyn House Publishing. 197 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Unfortunately while being a good Samaritan his package is mixed up, when his girlfriend, Vanessa opens the gift on Christmas morning he’s at a loss, instead of a brilliant Tiffany’s Marquise engagement ring inside the iconic blue box is a simple charm bracelet.

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