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An Excerpt from Amanda Bennett’s THE COST OF HOPE

An Excerpt from Amanda Bennett’s THE COST OF HOPE

“A beautiful, brave, funny, vexing, and tender love story—a fight against death to save a man who was larger than life . . . Hope turns out to be priceless, and enduring.”—Dominique Browning, author of Slow Love

When Wall Street Journal reporter Amanda Bennett meets the eccentric, infuriating, yet somehow irresistible Terence Bryan Foley while on assignment in China, the last thing she expects is to marry him. They are so different—classic and bohemian, bow ties and batik, quirky and sensible. But Terence is persistent. “You are going to be somebody,” he tells her. “You’re going to need somebody to take care of you.” Though initially as combative as their courtship, their marriage brings with it stormy passion, deep love and respect, two beloved children, and a life together over two decades. Then comes illness, and the fight to win a longer life for Terence.

The Cost of Hope chronicles the extraordinary measures Amanda and Terence take to preserve not only Terence’s life but also the life of their family. After his death, Bennett uses her skills as a veteran investigative reporter to determine the cost of their mission of hope. What she discovers raises important questions many people face, and vital issues about the intricacies of America’s healthcare system.

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Excerpted from The Cost of Hope by Amanda Bennett. Copyright © 2012 by Amanda Bennett. Excerpted by permission of Random House, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.