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From the back cover:
When the unthinkable happens . . .
En route from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Tampa International, Flight 848 bursts into flames and crashes into Tampa Bay. All 261 passengers and crew are killed. For one week, newspaper columnist Peyton MacGruder and her fellow reporters cover one of the nation’s worst air disasters in years with overwhelming and numbed emotions.
Then a woman Peyton’s never met gives her a plastic bag that has washed up behind her house. The bag contains a note, almost certainly from the doomed flight, with a simple yet wrenching message: T- I love you. All is forgiven. -Dad
Combing through the passenger list to find the victims whose children’s names begin with T, Peyton is determined to deliver the note to its proper owner. A quest which will prove as important to Peyton’s own life as to the mysterious T.
What would you write if you had only a moment to leave a final message?
Peyton’s journey to find the rightful owner of this final note takes her through places she’d rather not go, and forces her to open doors she thought she’d locked for good.
How many of us have similar locked doors – hurts we’ve put behind us but perhaps never truly resolved? If that note had been intended for you, how would that simple message impact you?
I believe that is the very point the author hopes we’ll take to heart. Regardless of the hurts or past mistakes we’ve buried, there IS a message just like that, written to each one of us. It’s found in the Bible, and it’s God’s message of love and forgiveness to you.
The Note is an enjoyable read, but one which really causes you to stop and think – and challenges you to apply its message to your own heart.
This story has also been made into a movie. While I enjoyed the movie, as is usually true, the book was better. Deeper characters and in some cases completely different scenes and character development created different twists in the book than the movie portrayed.
Whichever way you choose to experience it, I hope you’ll not only enjoy The Note, but also take a moment to reflect on the note God has written to you.