Brace yourself for a thrilling race through the twists and turns of a young woman determined to see her dream come true.
On the cusp of the stock market crash of 1929, seventeen-year-old Molly has aspirations for a career in music after high school. With the passion of an athlete preparing for the Olympics, she trains relentlessly to become the best she can be.
As her world collapses in unimaginable ways, she is left to find peace and purpose in the midst of her crisis. The message of His Gift is universal to anyone who has ever dared to dream in spite of uncontrollable circumstances. The reader will discover with Molly, the hope and peace in a life when yielded to the Giver of all gifts.
Author of I Am Cyrus, Harry S. Truman and the Rebirth of Israel and Nobody Knows: The Harry T. Burleigh Story, Dr. Craig von Buseck:
"Why are so many people intrigued by the character of George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life? He was a talented young man with great dreams who ended up living a very different life than he expected because of life's unexpected turns. The character of Molly in Joan Benson's book, His Gift, is in many ways a female version of George Bailey. She is a talented young female pianist who wins a student audition for the opportunity to play with the Detroit Symphony. The Great Depression dashed that dream just as it was beginning to blossom. Like George Baily, Molly must find ways to overcome the grinding disappointment to discover her own wonderful life. Joan Benson has crafted a delightful tale based on her mother's story that is sure to inspire you to pursue your dreams despite all odds."
What a great, inspirational book! I began the book and could not put it down! Joan Benson writes beautifully and is able to describe the feelings and emotions of the character in such a unique way. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read and a lift your spirits. Just remember that once you start you are going to want to finish!
I don’t typically think a book is 5 stars but this is one of them. I loved this book. The story is amazing and true to history. Beautiful and heartbreaking and then God......I loved Molly and was emotionally with her as she had her highs and lows. I loved the connection to the author!