The Gift of Words

Author(s): Josie Laird

Health and Wellbeing

Sharon is a young widow struggling to cope with a drug-addict son.


And then, into her life comes a gift – her granddaughter, precious and needing Sharon’s help.


Can Sharon provide the environment Mia needs? Especially since she’s hiding a secret - she can’t read or write properly.


This is the story of how Sharon overcomes adversity and past setbacks to turn her life around. Along the way, she discovers friendships, support, competence and self-respect.


‘What a neat story. It's uplifting to see how literacy can change your life, and how heartbreakingly easy it is for a boy to fall off the rails. Sharon is an everyday hero.’


Tina Shaw, author of Birdie


Product Information

Josie Laird is a self-sufficiency enthusiast who lives on a lifestyle farm outside Auckland.


Her first book, All About Kate, (ISBN 978-0473-459345, RRP $29.99) was published in 2019.


She is a beekeeper, chicken-herder, tree-planter and is addicted to solar energy. She makes a reasonable scone, but prefers to make jams, jellies and pickles from excess produce.

General Fields

  • : 9780473505257
  • : Swooping Kereru
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 230 x 150
  • : 250
  • : Josie Laird
  • : Paperback