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Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Oct 23, 2015 - 3:37:11 PM
Arlene Santana and her husband, Jack, have a close, loving relationship. They are both Christians and now that their children are grown and on their own, they are enjoying their time together, just the two of them. Arlene cannot believe how blessed she is, especially now that she also has a new granddaughter, their first grandchild. However, the child is now six weeks old and Arlene is eager to finally get the opportunity to meet her. It is Christmastime as Arlene and Jack set out to visit their children and Arlene is elated that she will finally be able to hold Elly in her arms. Since her husband is a pilot, he will be flying them out-of-state for the visit. However, along the way, tragedy strikes and Arlene is left with a brain injury. She is placed in a long term care facility and as the years and holidays pass, Arlene makes friends there, but neither they nor the visits from her family still her longing to go home. And in her more lucid moments she cannot help wondering when Jack will be back from his business trip that everyone tells her he is on.
BEAUTIFUL STAR OF BETHLEHEM, the latest novella by bestselling author Lori Copeland, is a touching, emotion-packed novella that will touch your heart and your emotions. Readers will find themselves smiling frequently at the antics of the residents of the facility, while the more poignant moments are sure to produce tears. Ms. Copeland gives an insightful look at life for those with traumatic brain injuries as well as the effect it has on their families. Arlene has days when she remembers her family and then on other days, she believes that strangers are trying to impersonate her family. This story will give readers a true empathy for anyone suffering from this type of tragedy. But Arlene still manages to be an inspiration to her family and friends, despite everything she has suffered and lost. A beautiful, heartwarming story, filled with hope, faith and love, BEAUTIFUL STAR OF BETHLEHEM is perfect for the holidays and all year long!
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