Loving Natalee: A Mother's Testament of Hope and Faith

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Harper Collins, Oct 2, 2007 - True Crime - 256 pages
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This is the story no one should have to tell, about the nightmare no one wants to live, told by the parent no one wants to be.

In May of 2005, Beth Holloway received the worst phone call a parent can imagine. Her beautiful daughter, Natalee, had disappeared without a trace in Aruba during her high school senior class trip. Two years later, for the first time, Beth Holloway steps forward in this astonishingly candid and inspirational memoir to tell of her harrowing ordeal and her never-ending belief in the power of faith that gave her hope against all odds.

Natalee's senior class picture was splashed across the front pages of the country's newspapers and on television. Desperate for a clue as to her daughter's whereabouts, Beth and an army of faithful volunteers searched tirelessly for the missing eighteen-year-old. In their pursuit of Natalee, they encountered many roadblocks. As the horror stretched out, Beth stood on her foundation of faith, which at times was all she had to give her strength against a barrage of unbearable questions with no answers.

Natalee's disappearance remains unsolved and her location unknown to this day. Beth's search continues.

 

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User Review  - Bookworm247 - LibraryThing

I tell you, this one will break your heart into pieces. Beth continually ran into walls fighting the Aruban government. Her daughter hasn't been found to this day. Read full review

Loving Natalee

User Review  - darla62 - Overstock.com

I bought this book and could not put it down... I read it in two days. It should be read by every parent and teenager. I thought Beth did an excellent job of making you feel as if you were part of ... Read full review

Contents

The Call
17
Everyone Knows Everyone
33
Not in Kansas Anymore
55
The Statement
75
The Stations
95
The Bullet
127
Catch and Release
147
Reality Reality TV
161
ForNatalee
177
The Boycott
191
In Natalees Room
221
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About the author (2007)

Beth Holloway is the mother of Natalee Holloway, who vanished on the last night of her senior class trip on May 30, 2005. To this day Beth continues to search for the truth of what happened. She grew up in Arkansas, then lived and worked in Tennessee, Mississippi, and finally Alabama where she now lives with her son, Matt. Today Beth addresses schools, churches, law enforcement groups, and other organizations on personal and travel safety.

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