Friday, November 12, 2010

RESCUED...a book review

RESCUED by Tom and Yolanda Barbagallo is not just a book I agreed to read for a's a book written by a couple I have known almost my whole life. I didn't know them well, we have gone to the same church for about 30 years, but I knew who they were...their daughetrs were close in age with my sister and I.

Now, having read their book I feel like I truly KNOW them, and I feel blessed to know their story. A story of strength, faith, perseverence and above all LOVE. Love for each other and love for Jesus, the only one who could have seen them through the trials you will find in RESCUED.

So, you haven't gone to church with the Barbagallo's for 30 years, why would YOU want to read their book?

Amazon's description reads: "A twenty-six-year-old woman, married only three weeks, I found myself behind bars in southern Vermont." So begins the compelling, true love story of Yolanda and Tom Barbagallo, two New Yorkers who fall in love and move to Vermont with high hopes for their future together. How could Yolanda, a young bride with no police record, end up in jail three weeks after getting married? Now that she finds herself behind bars, what will happen to her mental state? How will Yolanda, who was at an emotional breaking point that led to a drug overdose and elopement, survive?

When they leave New York City full of hope for their future together, the Barbagallos cannot imagine the gripping events that would unfold and completely change their lives. Discover how their crisis, emotional pain, and hopelessness turn around. This dramatic love story will refresh and delight readers and can bring hope to anyone who may be going through tough times. Join this couple on a journey that is sure to win your heart.

This is definitely one of those books you won't want to put down. Their story of passion and love for each other is breathtaking and refreshing. It is rivetted with the unexpected, sprinkled with humor and blessed with two very good story tellers.

Tom and Yolanda are honest, raw and gripping. You won't want to put this one down. If you know of someone who enjoys love stories or someone going through a rocky relationship, this book should find its way under their Christmas tree this year. Be that person to bless them with this gift. A gift Tom and Yolanda were so free to give.

Tom and Yolanda's website gives you great info on their background as well as info on getting their book as en e-book.