Title: Twelve Months
Author: Steven Manchester
Summary: Don DiMarco has a very good life – a family he loves, a comfortable lifestyle, passions and interests that keep him amused. He also thought he had time, but that turned out not to be the case. Faced with news that might have immediately felled most, Don now wonders if he has time enough. Time enough to show his wife the romance he didn’t always lavish on her. Time enough to live out his most ambitious fantasies. Time enough to close the circle on some of his most aching unresolved relationships. Summoning an inner strength he barely realized he possessed, Don sets off to prove that twelve months is time enough to live a life in full.
A glorious celebration of each and every moment that we’re given here on Earth, as well as the eternal bonds that we all share, Twelve Months is a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit.
My Thoughts: I’m not sure why, but I just could not get into this book. While the narrative style isn’t my favorite, the writing isn’t bad. I’ve heard such wonderful things about this book, that I was greatly disappointed. Perhaps if I’d been able to make it a bit farther, I would have been pulled in and enthralled. Regardless, I have too much to do – reading and other things – to force myself to read a book that just isn’t making me read it. You know, the books that, even if you aren’t devouring it, you can’t not finish it. If you’re even remotely interested, make sure to find other reviews (check the tour stops linked below as a good starting points) before deciding whether to give it a shot. So many people just loved this book that I’m thinking the problem here might not be the book, but the reader.
**Please note that all DNF books are given 0 stars by default.**
About the Author: Steven Manchester is the author of Pressed Pennies, The Unexpected Storm: The Gulf War Legacy and Jacob Evans, as well as several books under the pseudonym, Steven Herberts. His work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Recently, three of Steven’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or his four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing.
To learn more about Steven, visit his website at: www.stevenmanchester.com
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