This Good Thing

How can you live when you’re dying? That’s exactly what a wife and mom with a countdown clock would like to know.

Carolina Burns faces words no one wants to hear. She’s dying. 

She fights for her final year on earth—until she chooses to simply live. Her husband, Ben, and their eleven-year-old daughter, Rachael, must also accept her diagnosis. Their faith will be tested, and their bravery tried.

Carolina writes letters to Rachael for all the life events she’ll miss and spends every waking moment with her loved ones or in the garden where she coaxes beauty from the Georgia soil. Through it all, the Burns family uncovers how to embrace this good thing—life.

Discover the beauty of a lasting legacy through this love story that will break your heart while building you up.
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