And the Angel Cried: The Miracle of an Abandoned Baby in 1955 - Gale Frances

5 Stars!

This story is both heart-wrenching and heart-warming - it is a story of God's miracles and Divine Intervention upon a 14 year old hunter in 1955 who found a 2-5 day old infant baby thrown over a barbed wire fence and left to die in the woods of Indiana - she survived because the Hand of God refused to let this little lamb die that day!

The hunter was my husband, Dave Hickman. The baby was shrouded in secrecy after she was found and my husband's family could never know anything about her. After she was adopted he and his grandparents (and then later he and I) searched for 58 years to try to find her again.

The search was fulfilled on December 21, 2013 when a retired sheriff who we had contacted found her. They were reunited in Richmond, Indiana on May 4, 2014 with CBS New York, Indianapolis and Dayton recording the event. A story was printed in Reader's Digest in their November 2014 issue. CBS "This Morning Show" broadcast the reunion and also placed the video on You Tube. As of today, there have been 3,932,594 views, with the count rising daily. The story has been documented around the world.

Following the plea of viewers to know more about Dave, our search and our family, the book has now been written. To learn more about the book and the story please go to our website:

Gaile, "Gale Frances" and her husband Dave have been married for 50 years and live in a gorgeous area in East Tennessee surrounded by the smoky and Cherokee mountains and picturesque lakes. They are the proud parents of two sons who, along with a beautiful daughter-in-law, an awesome grandson, live in Knoxville, Tennessee. They love being outdoors, enjoying God's bounty and participating in activities such as hiking, fishing, golfing and boating.

"It has been my extreme honor to write 'And the Angel Cried' a story of God's enduring grace and love upon a humble man, a faithful man, a servant of God, my husband, Dave Hickman.

What an amazingly inspirational story! To think that this is a true story, that this really happened. In today's world full of horrific news headlines - murder, abductions, rape, natural disasters and terrorism there comes this story of hope and love. It's just amazing!

This book is not only about finding the baby and what happens after, but about Dave's life and a beautiful love story. A love story between Gaile and her husband Dave, how they met, got engaged, married and what a wonderful life they have had together. It's about hope and through faith in God and His guidance, never giving up. It's about the love of a family, the love for that baby, and finally their great and strong devoted love for God and Jesus!

"Gale Frances" lives in the same small eastern TN town and development as my mother! It was my own mother who told me about their story and about Gaile and Dave and the baby. Then my mother told Gaile about me as a book reviewer and that's how we hooked up. In the book it talks about an earthquake that happened in CA and then in TN in 2014, I think it was. I remember my mom telling me about that earthquake in TN! It is kind of funny reading a book with events that are so close to you, that you have a connection to.

This was a very interesting read indeed! And one of the most heartwarming and hopeful inspirational stories I have read! It truly was a miracle. If only all stories could have happy endings. 

Watch this amazing video from CBS -

Thank you Gale Frances (and my mom for introducing us) for sending me this beautiful book with all the goodies, for my honest review!

This is what was in the package I received (I love it when authors go above and beyond) -

Order your copy from Amazon - HERE


  1. Read this book three times now and still shed many tears. As the review says it is both heart-wrenching and heart-warming. I am so happy to see that this book is getting the exposure it so truly deserves.


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