The moment Diane Burke, an author and mother of two grown sons, received an unexpected certified letter in the mail, she had no idea her life would be shaken to its core. Memories of a past she had buried more than forty years ago suddenly resurfaced and she wasn't prepared to deal with them.
Steve Orlandi, happily married, father of two and step-father of three, was living the typical middle class American life. But since the age of eight, when he discovered he was adopted, he had led that life dealing with inner questions about his self-identity and genetic history. Always on his mind was one simple, yet complicated and loaded question: Who am I?
In One Perfect Day, Diane shares with readers how she came to the heartbreaking conclusion to give her baby up for adoption and how this decision has affected her life sense. Through Steve's invaluable perspective, readers will also experience the lengths he traveled to discover his mother's identity and reach out to her, not knowing whether she'd want to meet with him after nearly four decades of separation. It all comes together on one perfect day.
This book asks and answers the questions: What defines family? What does it mean to forgive? And is it worth the time, energy, and emotional cost to love a stranger?
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I almost didn't read this one, but I am glad I did
- Mary "Say something about yourself!"
Excellent narration. Story was ok.
I would not try another book written by Diane Burke. I would try another book narrated by Coleen Marlo though (her narration was excellent).
In my personal opinion, the author is still very much dealing with all of the situations she refers to in the book and her writing is more therapeutic for her. Much of it comes across as very "poor me", which I found turned me off quite a bit throughout the book. I listened to the end with the hope that there would at least be a shift in the "poor me" nature of the book towards the end, and unfortunately I didn't find that. As I said above, the narration of the book was excellent though and I would highly recommend another book narrated by Coleen Marlo.