Days before boarding the plane to Italy for her daughter’s wedding, Julie Whitaker receives an unexpected phone call from her past. The memory of Mark Jennings, a handsome and charming Top Gun pilot, had haunted her for decades. Their fairy tale wedding was everything she’d ever dreamed of, but it quickly turned into her worst nightmare.
Starting a new a life without Mark proved to be much harder than Julie had imagined. But in her darkest hour, God revealed Himself in a miraculous way, giving her the strength she needed not only to battle depression, but to face a diagnosis of breast cancer that threatened to cut her life short.
Now, amidst the splendor of the Italian Alps, on the eve of her daughter’s wedding, Julie’s thoughts are catapulted back to Mark and the reason for his call. After thirty years, will Julie have a chance to see him once again? And would she even want to?
Based on true events, One-Way Ticket Home will take you on an unforgettable journey of love, loss, hope and forgiveness. With grace, candor and an indomitable wit, K.C. Hardy reminds us that it is often in our darkest hours that the strength of the human spirit shines the brightest.
I really enjoyed this book. Julie is going to her daughter's wedding when Mark calls. He is both a good and a bad memory. The start of the fairy tale was wonderful but the story ended more like a nightmare. Now with her life on track because of her faith, why would she ever want to bring those memories or that man back into her life?
The author did a great job telling this story. I felt so bad for Julie and all that she went through. It makes the situation more understandable for real life situations and all that people put up with/go through. I love how God was there and her strength and guidance. It is a wonderful story of pain, strength, faith, forgiveness and many other emotions.
4/5 for me. The story is going to stay with me for a while.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.