One Summer Author:David Baldacci From #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci comes a moving family drama about learning to love again after heartbreak and loss. — ONE SUMMER — It's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devot... more »ed wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country. Just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover in a miraculous turn of events. He rises from what should have been his deathbed, determined to bring his fractured family back together. Struggling to rebuild their lives after Lizzie's death, he reunites everyone at Lizzie's childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. And there, over one unforgettable summer, Jack will begin to learn to love again, and he and his children will learn how to become a family once more.« less
At first I almost put this book down and was going to forget it because it is so sad at the beginning. I'm glad I didn't. I ended up really enjoying it and it was definitely a diversion from the murder/mysteries I usually read.
THIS BOOK WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! Be prepared with some tissues as it is a real tearjerker that will tug at your heart! Never knew Baldacci could write like this.....such a great story!!! Loved ...loved...loved this book & highly recommend to anyone just debating on reading a David Baldacci book for the first time!!!!!
This book by David Baldacci was quite a departure from others I have read by him. This story was truly what I would call a tear-jerker and I loved it. There is love, tragedy, sorrow, defeat, and hopelessness but in the end there is love again and a family moves on. It was very enjoyable to read.
Another amazing book by David Baldacci! Not his normal venue, or mine for that matter. As much as I would never admit it myself, you might find yourself tearing up more than once during this story. But one of the best reads for me this year regardless.