Story of a Couple’s Desire to Have a Child Told in The Gift

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Paul Lara’s new Picture book about patience and faith to be featured at this year’s California Library Book Exhibit.

Author Paul Lara tells a story that gives hope and comfort to couples unable to have a child of their own. The Gift: A Bedtime Story will be featured at the California Library Book Exhibit in Pasadena, MN, which will run November 11 to 14, 2011.

The Gift is the story of a young couple that falls in love, gets married, and decides to start a family. The couple patiently prepares for their new arrival, only to discover years later that they are unable to have a child. This encourages them to rely on faith and trust in God to provide their heart’s desire. In their prayers, they promise God they would care and love their child forever. So Heaven looks down on the young couple, hears their plea and decides to give them the greatest blessing anyone can ask for.

Told through vivid narrative and illustration, The Gift is a wonderful book about patience and faith which couples who struggle with infertility can relate to.

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About the Author
Paul A. Lara, an Iraq War veteran and a printed circuit board designer choose to write this book for his young son. What started out as a simple bedtime story became an opportunity to repay his child in a small way, for all the gifts and artwork his son loved giving to his dad. Paul resides in San Diego, California, with his wife and son. This is his first book.

The Gift * by Paul Lara
A Bedtime Story
Publication Date: April 14, 2011
Picture Book; $12.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4568-7950-1
Picture Book Hardcover; $19.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4568-7951-8

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