Nora Clark's presumed smooth transition to heaven is a turbulent hell. All Nora wants is to check in on her husband and sons, but the rules of heaven won’t allow it until she has completely transitioned, something she just can’t seem to do. Nora believes unfinished work with people at her foundation for organ transplant families is keeping her between lives, something she thinks she can fix despite being dead. But when Nora discovers she can interact with strangers still on earth and that these organ recipients could be the connection to her husband and sons, Nora is willing to abandon her work and break the rules of heaven if it means she can be close to her family. Nora's good intentions could end up costing her more than she ever dreamed.
First 150 Words:
The day before I died, Charlie and I danced to B.B. King. I watched the smiles appear on the faces of our family and friends when the song started, many who had been at our wedding 25 years ago. For me and Charlie, it was always that song.
My sons walked in the room, toasting us with fists full of window markers, empty cans with string hanging off and smiles. My mom was behind them armed with her patented “don’t-try-it-again” look. Despite the obvious size difference, once her hand was on their shoulders, their antics ceased.
“Looks like our car was the latest victim of their pranks.” I sighed. “Do you think they will ever outgrow that phase?”
Charlie just shook his head. “They’ll figure it out someday. At least they are on the same team again. But remember, this night is supposed to be about us.”