Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Somewhere In Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve by Christopher Andersen

Somewhere In Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve
Christopher Andersen
216 pages
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When there's very little to hold on to, you need an absolute and complete faith in something. For us, it was love.
~ Dana Reeve ~

For all the millions of words that have been written about their public causes and private struggles following Chris's accident, little is known about the lives they led as passionate young lovers. Now, in the manner of his poignant-yet-stirring bestsellers Jack and Jackie, Jackie After Jack, An Affair to Remember, The Day Diana Died, After Diana, and The Day John Died, No. l New York Times bestselling author Christopher Andersen draws on those who knew them best to examine in touching detail the Reeves' unique partnership and the romance, faith, and fortitude that defined it.

Sometimes heartbreaking, often uplifting, always compelling, Somewhere in Heaven is more than just a portrait of a marriage. It is the profoundly human story of two souls whose brief lives made a difference, a bittersweet saga of tragedy, triumph, and loss, and--above all else--a love story for the ages.

If you want something to believe in, believe in the power of true love. I was a fan of the Superman films though I wouldn't say I was Christoper Reeve fan. I didn't follow his career. I knew nothing about Dana Reeve until the "accident" and even then I only knew of her as Chris's wife and mother to Will. I was heart broken, as were many, many others, by his accident and, to this day, I can't really explain why. It was then that I started following their lives and took an interest in their passions. I was devastated by his death but not surprised. Once I learned, along with everyone else, that she had lung cancer I knew how this story would end and I worried for Will.

This book brings to light their life together, their love and their struggles with compassion. It brings to the reader little known daily tidbits about how they choose to live before and after. They believed and supported many causes but most of all they believed in each other, their love and their marriage vows ~ in sickness and in health, for better or worse.

If you want to read a true love story, read Somewhere In Heaven. It makes my top 10 of 2008.


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