The Silent Gift by Michael Landon Jr.

The Silent Gift by Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley

Maybe his background in directing and producing films, also makes Michael Landon Jr. is an adept writer.  Or perhaps it’s the other way around.  Having directed Hallmark Channel movie like Love Come Softly, it is no surprise that The Silent Gift really does read like a Hallmark Channel movie.  This collaborative effort by him and Cindy Kelley is without a doubt one of the best books I’ll read all year.

From the cover:

The decade of the thirties was a time of enormous uncertainty — for the world, for America, and in particular for one lonely, struggling mother and her disabled son.  Their story is one of unyielding love and incredible sacrifices in the face of circumstances beyond belief.

But then The Gift appears…where has it come from, and why?  How can a young boy who cannot communicate provide comfort and direction to seekers who learn of his special ability?  Whatever the source, its presence brings a single shaft of light and hope to Mary and her beloved son, Jack….Will it be enough?

With enough emotion to make you scared, tearful and smile all within pages of each other, the tenacity of Mary to provide for her son Jack will keep you turning the pages until the end.  Well written and laid out, you can see the story unfold in your mind, as if watching it on tv.

It is classified as an historical fiction and it’s published by Baker Publishing Group’s Bethany House division which primarily publishes Christian content.  If you don’t normally read Christian fiction, I still recommend this book to you, as it’s not preachy and the story is wonderful.


51 thoughts on “The Silent Gift by Michael Landon Jr.

  1. I am currently reading "The Day The Falls Stood Still" by Cathy Marie Buchanan. So far, so good.


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  4. I just finished reading Fireworks over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff that I really enjoyed

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  11. I just finished reading Kill for Me by Karen Rose.

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  13. I am currently reading the book "If Chins Could Kill" by my hero Bruce Campbell. If you are a fan, I would recommend it


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  15. I recently read "Notes Left Behind" by Brooke and Keith Desserich. A beautifully written story! Have your tissues handy.

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  16. I just read Michael Palmer’s "The Last Surgeon" – I really enjoyed it, but I do serial killer books!

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