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The Final Service

Gary W. Moore

Forty-year-old Sandy Richards is a successful music teacher, wife, and mother living a comfortable middle-class life in a small Midwestern town. But behind her warm smile and easy laugh is a heavy burden she cannot release. During her childhood, Sandy (or "Shadow" as just about everyone knew her) was inseparable from her larger-than-life father, a World War II hero she adored. Sandy followed him everywhere, hung on his every word, and loved him with all her heart as only a young child can. It was more difficult to love him at some times than at others, especially when he was there and then he was gone - right in front of her eyes without ever leaving the house. For reasons she would not fully understand until many years later, something went horribly wrong and their relationship fractured, seemingly forever, when her father died of lung cancer on one long, hot summer evening. His passing left Shadow alone to "sort through his warehouse of junk," an old storage facility jammed with emotions so overwhelming they balanced her on the edge of suicide. Then, when and where she needed him most, a stranger entered her life. And everything changed once more. The Final Service offers a riveting story about human nature, emotional abandonment, and how unfulfilled dreams left a middle-aged woman on the brink of personal destruction until one event forever altered the core of her belief system and her life. It is a story of faith, family, and forgiveness, and the realization that forces larger and more powerful than ourselves are at work in our lives in ways we are unable to fully understand.

Forty-year-old Sandy Richards is a successful music teacher, wife, and mother living a comfortable middle-class life in a small Midwestern town. But behind her warm smile and easy laugh is a heavy burden she cannot release. During her childhood, Sandy (or "Shadow" as just about everyone knew her) was inseparable from her larger-than-life father, a World War II hero she adored. Sandy followed him everywhere, hung on his every word, and loved him with all her heart as only a young child can. It was more difficult to love him at some times than at others, especially when he was there and then he was gone - right in front of her eyes without ever leaving the house. For reasons she would not fully understand until many years later, something went horribly wrong and their relationship fractured, seemingly forever, when her father died of lung cancer on one long, hot summer evening. His passing left Shadow alone to "sort through his warehouse of junk," an old storage facility jammed with emotions so overwhelming they balanced her on the edge of suicide. Then, when and where she needed him most, a stranger entered her life. And everything changed once more. The Final Service offers a riveting story about human nature, emotional abandonment, and how unfulfilled dreams left a middle-aged woman on the brink of personal destruction until one event forever altered the core of her belief system and her life. It is a story of faith, family, and forgiveness, and the realization that forces larger and more powerful than ourselves are at work in our lives in ways we are unable to fully understand.
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Forty-year-old Sandy Richards is a successful music teacher, wife, and mother living a comfortable middle-class life in a small Midwestern town. But behind her warm smile and easy laugh is a heavy burden she cannot release. During her childhood, Sandy (or "Shadow" as just about everyone knew her) was inseparable from her larger-than-life father, a World War II hero she adored. Sandy followed him everywhere, hung on his every word, and loved him with all her heart as only a young child can. It was more difficult to love him at some times than at others, especially when he was there and then he was gone - right in front of her eyes without ever leaving the house. For reasons she would not fully understand until many years later, something went horribly wrong and their relationship fractured, seemingly forever, when her father died of lung cancer on one long, hot summer evening. His passing left Shadow alone to "sort through his warehouse of junk," an old storage facility jammed with emotions so overwhelming they balanced her on the edge of suicide. Then, when and where she needed him most, a stranger entered her life. And everything changed once more. The Final Service offers a riveting story about human nature, emotional abandonment, and how unfulfilled dreams left a middle-aged woman on the brink of personal destruction until one event forever altered the core of her belief system and her life. It is a story of faith, family, and forgiveness, and the realization that forces larger and more powerful than ourselves are at work in our lives in ways we are unable to fully understand.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pamela Klein

Length:

5h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:30