Dateline: Lititz, PA
In Lieu of Heaven is an ultimately enjoyable tale drawing in the reader with smooth prose and accessible protagonists.
Aliens = guys in bumpy green bodysuits reminiscent of shriveled pickles left in your fridge since that picnic last July.
A tale of a woman's unbreakable inner being and her ability to rise beyond the crushing dust of a shattered childhood.
The Dragon's Lair might have fared better if Guilfoil had turned one of her tale's bloody knives on her manuscript.
Putting aside all the bureaucratic hoops and financial strains that precede international adoption trips for willing parents, it is heinous for Yunona and adoption agencies like them to issue contracts for children over whose fate they in fact have neither knowledge or control.
Parents are a quiet kind of hero, an unsung species who are the building contractors of society. They are the build-it-and-they-will-come dreamers who with a funny sort of blind faith cast their souls into the fray to help make tomorrow come true.