The Gift Giver by Jennifer Hawkins
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The sudden loss of her husband empowers a young widow to open herself to a path of true acceptance.

An accomplished athlete, businesswoman, and mother, author Jennifer Hawkins believes she has everything, until one morning she wakes up to find her husband’s lifeless body lying in their bed. Shaken to the core of her being, Jennifer struggles to put her shattered world back together, rebalancing relationships with friends, family, and her own children as she comes to grips with the vacuum created by the loss of her husband.

Jennifer teeters on the brink of despair, until she hears a voice--a voice she never thought she would hear again. It is the voice of her husband, who in six simple words tells her of the tragedy that would have occurred had he stayed--how his leaving saved a life, one whose loss would have had ripple effects that were inconceivable.

Few memoirs deliver such an inspirational message of loss and redemption, of sorrow, mercy, and reawakening. Jennifer’s story proves that love never dies. It only becomes more powerful as it bridges the gap between our world and the vast, nurturing universe that lies beyond.

About Jennifer Hawkins

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Jennifer Hawkins grew up in Southern California. For more than a decade, she was a competitive swimmer, earning a spot at the Olympic trials in 1988. In 1991, she moved to Texas where she became a successful realtor, investor, and author. In 2000, she met her husband Mark and soon after started a family.Jennifer still lives in Texas with her two boys, Connor and Brannon, and the many friends that add richness to her life every day.
Published May 25, 2011 by Emerald Book Company. 267 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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