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I Must Be in Heaven, a Promise Kept
by Valerie Anne Faulkner   

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Category: 

Inspirational

Publisher:  F.E.I. Publishing Type: 
Pages: 

218

Copyright:  October-2007 ISBN-13:  9780615199511
Non-Fiction

"Till death do us part...I do."

Based on; 'A Real Life, Love Story'

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I Must Be in Heaven
I Must Be in Heaven


 

Have you ever been in love? 

Do you recall your first love….your first kiss?
 

I Must Be in Heaven, a Promise Kept is a true inspirational love story about two people that have spent their life together because they  fell in love; and it was at first sight.
  

 Excerpts from a much simpler time: How a young girl and young boy met.  The cherished secret hand squeeze, that lasted their lifetime. How faith, love, and hope were key ingredients for a surefire relationship; but that tragedy can strike without regard, and sometimes we all need a pocket full of miracles. 
  

Valerie Anne Faulkner’s unique ability to tell a story, combined with her own personal experiences are the  premise of this story…..but the promise made one lonely desperate night, is the reason it had to be told.


 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Excerpt

"The sirens could be heard coming down the street, until they ended in an abrupt death,...silence."



Professional Reviews

Real Love DOES Exist By ChickLitGurrl™
The world today is so cluttered with tragedy - one tragedy being the death of marriages...of long,enduring forever love.

And then I read Valerie Anne Faulkner's true inspirational love story, "I Must Be in Heaven...A Promise Kept" and realized that in certain corners of the world, real love exists - the kind that's built on faith and commitment and that lasts through life's tragedies.

What I loved the most about Faulkner's story is her connection to her faith; it's so easy to have a tragedy befall you and you not be able to withstand it because your faith is being tested. Faulkner, with her faith and her love for her husband, was able to make it through a dark and scary journey. She was able to endure of heartache of her husband's medical trauma and persevere despite it. I also enjoyed Faulkner's down-to-earth tone. I could hear her voice through every story, every experience. I felt connected with her and her family as they connected and plowed through life's circumstances.

Faulkner's story, as I think all inspirational stories should do, made me reflect on my life, appreciate what I have, and rededicate myself to keeping God in my life and keeping my faith strong so that I can withstand the obstacles that I know I will face.


Hard to put down! By Nina M. Osier
Bill and Valerie met in 1962, and promptly fell into puppy love. That was natural enough; Valerie, after all, was only 12 years old. That was their beginning, just the same. They married when she was 18, just before Bill left for Vietnam. After he came home safely, they raised three children and founded an electrical contracting business. With over 30 years of marriage behind them and their family grown, they scaled that business back in preparation for retirement. They worked together, no longer employing anyone else, and they both loved it that way. What could be better than spending every day of your life - at work as well as at home - with your best friend? Who also happens to be your spouse?

That's how it was on the morning when an aneurysm burst inside Bill's brain. In minutes, Valerie's life went from near perfection to waking nightmare. Would her husband survive? If so, would he be the Bill she'd known and loved for so long; or would she find herself transferring a shell from hospital to nursing home, after the long fight to save his life? And not incidentally, how was she going to stay afloat financially without a source of income - let alone pay for Bill's care without medical insurance?

In this novel based on a true story, God answers Valerie's prayers and questions one step at time. The faith she and Bill have shared and nurtured for so many years bears her up when she needs it most. The publishing world offers plenty of other true stories about Christians forced to deal with a loved one's catastrophic illness, but trust me when I tell you that this story is unique and well worth reading. It's a tale told simply yet vividly, and above all it's a love story. Its gritty realism pulled me right in, and it never once committed the sin of turning saccharine. Which is why I found it so difficult to put down!


Wow! By Katie
I picked up this book, devoured it, and fell in love. I feel as if I personally know Val, Bill, and the predicament they were in. I am not one for a sappy romance, but this was not a sappy romance. This was a modern day romance, filled with the stress and problems found in every day life. Now, being fourteen and knowing the divorce rate in this country is about 50%, it's nice to know that there are couples who get the happily ever after, who beat the odds, who are still together after forty years and as much in love as they were when they met. I Must Be In Heaven earns the five stars.


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Reader Reviews for "I Must Be in Heaven, a Promise Kept"

Reviewed by ** Oli Hille ** 12/6/2007
Well done Valerie. It's a lovely chapter. I would love to read the whole story.

God bless.

Oli
Reviewed by Candace Runaas 12/3/2007
I finally got the time to read Chapter 8… all I can say is Wow. I love it. The Lord has blessed you with a gift and I wish I had the entire book to read. You need to be published.


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