Book Reviews of At Close of Day

At Close of Day
At Close of Day
Author: Joseph Bentz
ISBN-13: 9780764222092
ISBN-10: 0764222090
Publication Date: 4/2003
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Joseph Bentz is a great writer! He took a family issue (ailing and aging parents) that is not often discussed in detail and brought it out in the open. It was a comforting book to read...knowing my thoughts were not way off base in my own similar situation.

Also, Bentz does a fantastic job writing from a female perspective. His insight into the female mind is amazing and to be praised.
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Helpful Score: 1
Heartwarming and funny book. Great author!
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Helpful Score: 1
This novel deals with some of the tough issues today - aging parents as children and spouses demand more time. Hugh Morris's shocking statement from his hospital bed unwittingly hints at the secret he and his wife, Vonnie, have kept concealed for nearly half a century. Now that the carefully woven fabrication is unravelling, their grown children struggle with the traume of rewriting their family history and facing the uncertain future that has been thrust upon them.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book. The author allowed you to see into the lives of the characters it was great.
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This novel was so fantastic. The author is very a smooth writer and gives you time to get to know each "person" you will be spending time with in these pages. There is alot to think about when you read this novel and the writing, the feelings of the older generation verses the younger's thoughts and that someday each of us will go thru this in one way or another, is alot when you see what is enclosed between the cover of this novel. I loved this book, I was sobbing at the end, but I loveed it!! It's probably one of the better books i've read in awhile.
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On his deathbed a father unwittingly hints of a second family he has.
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I call this a low key kind of story. Not a build up to a big moment. Which is not a bad thing. You are enticed to see what comes next. The reader is able to see this families situation directly from each individual. Mr Bentz created such different personalities in the siblings and you see how they fit together. I really liked his format of writing.
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This was a slow read, but the core of the story comes through.
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This is the story of a family struggling with life as the parents grow older.
The father, who had a stroke, talks without knowing what or if he said something.
He makes a statement one time that turns everyones life upside down...secrets from the past....will the family fall apart or pull together?

Excellent story. Kept me up all night to finish it, and then sorry I did, I wanted to read more of this family...recommend.