Sunday, January 27, 2013

Twelve Months By Steven Manchester

Author: Steven Manchester
Published by: The Story Plant
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 5


"Twelve Months" by Steven Manchester was a very important read for me that was very interesting. This author did a wonderful job at presenting this man's mortality and finding out the true meaning in his own life.' I wasn't sure if I was really going to like this sad read but I am so glad that I was able to make it to end.

"Twelve Month" was told in first person narrative and will introduce the reader to how Don DiMarco at the age of fifty-seven ... a machinist...being diagnosed with colon cancer at a advanced stage but you will find his last days of life was found showing how much he cared for the people he truly loved. Don had retired early so he could spend time with his wife, Bella to spend more time with their daughter, Riley and her husband, Michael, along with grandchildren Madison and Pudge. Now, this had come upon would he handle this? Well, this is where I say you must pick up "Twelve Months" and see how this author gives us such a well written story that was absolutely good. Yes, he does get closer to God, not just to beg for a cure, but to give thanks, instilling the most important things to his grandchildren and most of all sharing wisdom.."the most important thing I’ve passed on is that life can be a beautiful dream, or a living nightmare. It’s all about your attitude; your perspective."

Even though Don only had a limited time to live, one can see and even say that he really enjoyed the joyous time that he had left. This author did a wonderful job at presenting "Twelve Months" in a trip where we as the reader can see Don's life in many different stages. There were many times that I laughed and even cried...Wow...what you will get from this read.

"Twelve Month" will definitely give you thought on that saying...not sweating the small stuff and the song ...'Live Like you were Dying' comes to mind. I find anyone who has had a loss... this novel I would definitely recommend to you as a excellent read. Thank you Mr. Manchester for such a excellent read.

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