Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 When Laura Schroff walked into my office in 1978, I was impressed by her confidence and charmed by her personality. But I needed to know more about her values. She told me that she cared about her family and friends, loyalty, and making a difference in people's lives.#2 Laura is a remarkable woman who, despite my reservations, went out of her way to help a young boy named Maurice. She did this not because she was forced to, but because she had faith in him and love for him.#3 Laura's story is a simple and sweet connection between two people who need each other. She was committed to Maurice for life, and I believe there's a powerful message in her small and simple gestures.#4 When I heard the boy's voice, I didn't really hear him. His words were part of the clatter, like a car horn or someone yelling for a cab. I walked right past him, as if he wasn't there. But then, just a few yards past him, I stopped.