Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Goodreads: 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 devoted 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.
Ope’s Opinion: Before you start reading, go get a box of tissues. It is such a good story, but it starts out sad. This is a fast paced story with a lot of emotion put into it.
All the characters are believable and relatable. You will ache for their hurts and wish them well, all the way to the end. You will not want to put this book because you will want to know what happens to each person.
It was nice to read a great book with little to no foul language and no explicit sex scenes, yet it had all the emotion and connection between the characters you could want. Great writing!
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes family drama. If David Baldacci writes more stories like this one, I will be reading them!
Rating: Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.