His Excellency, DR. KEN MICHAEL AC, Governor of Western Australia
when launching Ciara’s Gift, commented:
“After reading Una Glennon’s heartfelt – and at times heartbreaking – tribute to her daughter, I have been left with a profound sense of admiration for Una’s courage in sharing such a personal journey with us….Her story is so well written with a strong human touch – poetic in nature – so meaningful and so helpful to others who are seeking comfort, solace or understanding. Una was inspired to share her painful journey through her grief in the hope that it would help others. The book has taken some nine years to bring to this point.
To countenance this in the face of such grief, I believe, is remarkable. It shows a great generosity of spirit and courage on Una’s part.”
“I read it in one devastatingly moving sitting. I’ve been thinking about it all day (and for much of last night). I wanted you to know the profound impact it had on me. After reading your words I was reminded of just how precious life is and how much we take it for granted. I’d like to thank you for having the courage to share your experience; I don’t doubt it will mean a lot to anyone who has lost someone very dear to them and has trouble even getting out of bed in the morning. It is a truly beautiful book, so terribly, terribly sad, and yet ultimately uplifting and inspiring. It is, indeed, a gift.” JULIE HOSKING, Editor, The Weekend Magazine, The West Australian.
“I can hardly put into words how much your book has meant to me. It is a rare gem to be pondered over and over again. In fact I bought three copies. Thank you so much.”
“This letter is to thank you for your book Ciara’s Gift. I cannot tell you how much it has helped deal with my grief. I have read it several times and each time I find something else that has profound meaning for me. It is now like a Bible. I pick out pages when I am distressed and read them again and again. I am likely to refer to it in this way for the rest of my life. I’m sure this book will give comfort to many.”