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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Midwest Reviews Hopeful Book Set in Alabama

Letter from Alabama
Subtitle: The Inspiring True Story of Strangers Who Saved a Child and Changed a Family Forever.
Publisher is Workman & Associates, Inc.
Author is David L. Workman,
Genre include Biography / Memoir and History 
Categories include Family Relationships, Extended Family, Parenting
Pages: 204 in ebook, 212 in paperback
Information: and
 Available most anywhere you buy books, including:
Available as:
    An Amazon Kindle ebook (ISBN 9780996230902). $2.99
   An Amazon paperback (ISBN 9780996230919). $8.99
   A second paperback (ISBN 9780996230926) available from Ingram Books and bookstores supplied    by Ingram. $8.99
   A second ebook (ISBN 9780996230933) available from several major and independent booksellers.   $2.99

Review originally from Midwest Book Review

Synopsis: David's life could turn out very, very badly. His mother dies suddenly when he is an infant. Then at age two, he is gone. Vanished, with his father, and abandoned in a far-away place. His future hangs on a letter from Alabama, a piece of paper that must travel hundreds of miles in an envelope. Then it must land in exactly the right place in a busy office where nobody is under any obligation to read it or pay any attention to it. "Letter from Alabama: The Inspiring True Story of Strangers Who Saved a Child and Changed a Family Forever" is the true story of that letter, and all that will transpire because of it. It's the story of human failure, and human triumph. Forgiveness and redemption. It is a testament to, and a prayer of thanks for, good and decent people everywhere who stand up for a child when they don't have to -- when they have nothing to gain and perhaps much to lose. It's a tribute to those who see the potential in a young person and give that person a chance to be the best that he or she can be. They are the heroes for whom this story is now committed to writing.

Critique: Impressively well written, organized and presented, "Letter from Alabama: The Inspiring True Story of Strangers Who Saved a Child and Changed a Family Forever" is a compelling and inherently fascinating read from beginning to end. An extraordinary and heartwarming account, "Letter from Alabama" is very highly recommended for community library American Biography collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that "Letter from Alabama" is also available in a Kindle edition ($2.99).

This review is from the Biography Shelf of Small Press Bookwatch dated August 2015. James A. Cox, is Editor-in-Chief of the Midwest Book Review, 278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575


David Workman is author of "Letter from Alabama," a true story of two children saved by grace and a family's love -- and by a letter. Friend him on Facebook at

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