Posted in Book Reviews 2013

Book Review: The Long Awakening by Lindsey O’Connor

“The day our baby came into the world was the day I left.bks
A day that began all smiles and excitement and anticipation and joy
ended with running and panic and blood and tears,  And then coma. “
The Long Awakening: A Memoir
by Lindsey O’Connor


 magine giving birth,  going through major complications  which required 20 units of blood and a medically induced coma to allow your brains, lungs and body to heal, and even then suffering multiple organ failures and close to death, yet to wake up 47 days later and live to tell the story.  This is what happened to Lindsey O’Connor and her story of recovery.  But recovery after being in a coma and all the life threatening problems she went through was certainly not  an overnight recovery.  

This was Lindsey’s 5th child, and as a mom of a dozen children, I can empathize in what she was feeling.  One of her daughters did not go back to college, but was helping care for the baby.  There was a special bond there, that Lindsey could not immediately get back.  I can only imagine that heartache.  

The Long Awakening is not a sugar-coated book.  It’s an honest, riveting story of a mom and family’s faith in God and their long journey of recovery.  Depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome are real.  But so is God to them.   This book was hard for me to put down, and I am sure a few tears dripped on pages, and what rejoicing with those that rejoice, I could do as well.


The Long Awakening: A Memoir has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
and is available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.



Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 30 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ "Retired" homeschool mama of 22 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

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