Saturday, April 28, 2007

Promise Me, A Prayer for Owen

Usual preface: I'm NOT a book review site, yada, yada, yada...

Book 23 in the 50 Book Challenge: Harlen Coben's Promise Me

This is the 5th book I've read by Coben. His talent for fast-pace story telling and twisty-turny plot always seems to keep me reading into the wee hours. Promise Me is the latest in the Myron Bolitar series. I'm not crazy about this series because all the characters, aside from Myron, are like charactures -- too extreme, somehow. But whatever, I still enjoy them, just not enought to run out and buy them all. I prefer Coben's single titles; Tell No One is one of my fave suspense reads, EVER.

Bad things/good people:

Yesterday I got some devasting news. My friend's little 2 year old son has a brain tumor. He's being treated at Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital. I would like to ask my buddies in blogland to please say a prayer for Owen Yee. Thanks

12 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hmmm. I have Promise Me on Mt. TBR. It'll be awhile before I get to it (at least another year, maybe!)... The good news is that by then, I'll have forgotten you're not big on the series.

The bad news is that I'll forget to tell you what I think. (assuming you care, but of COURSE you care what *I* think. I mean, I'm Susan Helene Gottfried! How can you NOT care what *I* think!)

And you wonder where Trevor's ego comes from? *grin*

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

i'm so sorry honey. We had our own scare here about a week and half ago when my 10 year old nephew was told he may have lymphoma/ Hodgkin's disease. We spent an agonizing 24 hours until a second series of tests determined that an incorrect diagnosis had been made. It was upsetting but such a blessing to discover a lab technician had made a boo-boo.

my heartfelt well wishes for your son's friend and your family.

Christine said...

Oh Wylie! I will say many prayers for your friend's son and his family. I hope everything works out for them.

RED GARNIER said...

You can count on my prayers, Wylie.
Please do keep us posted on how he's doing.
Red

Leah Braemel said...

Hmm, left a comment and it didn't show -- so hopefully you won't end up with 2.

Anyway, you can count on our prayers for young Owen too - and Sick Kids' is great. They've cared for my hubby when he was a kid, and several of my friends' children. He's in good hands.

Thomma Lyn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Owen. I will keep him and all of you, his family and friends, in my thoughts. Sending big hugs!

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks y'all, on behalf of Owen's family... I appreciate your prayers, as I'm sure they do.

Susan -- But I did like the book, none-the-less!! Don't forget that. Harlen rocks, with Myron or without.

Amy Ruttan said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Owen, that is just heart wrenchingly ... I can't even imagine.

Molly O'Keefe said...

Terrible news about your friend - so scary.


Wanted to drop by and tell you how great your cover looks!!!! So exciting!!!

Wylie Kinson said...

Amy - What Owen's parents must be going through is truly unimaginable. Gah!!
When I had baby 1, someone told me that once you become a mother, you become everyone's mother. How true that! I cry when I see someone else's kid in a school pageant...
Needless to say, my heart is breaking for Owen.

Molly - thanks for your comment. I'm pleased with the cover, and somewhat relieved. E-Pub covers can be hit or miss. Thank goodness EC is more hit than miss!

This Eclectic Life said...

You are right, Wylie, about suddenly being everyone's mother. I don't pray a lot, but I'll keep the little one and all your loved ones in my thoughts.

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks Shelly! Appreciate that.
I don't pray much either, but out of respect for Owen, I raised my eyes up and begged.