Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Twelve Months Review

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

Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Review: First of all a huge thanks to Steven Manchester for asking me to review this book and then to his publisher for providing me with a copy! 

When I first read the synopsis for Twelve Months, I knew I was in for an emotional read. I figured it would be something along the lines of a Sarah Dessen type novel so I agreed mainly because she's one of my favorite authors. However, Twelve Months was much different than what I expected - in a great way! It was definitely a very emotional book but the whole novel didn't have a.... depressing air to it. It was actually very sweet and exciting though of course there were sad moments. 

Basically, this story describes how an older man gets through the last year of his life - through the good times and the bad, Don DiMarco and his wife lean on each other during an extremely trying time... but they make the best of it! It goes through all of the new and wonderful things that Don experiences now that he has limited time. It also goes through and explains his family members and what they are feeling.

 Overall, this novel will bring you many laughs and tears, but it is definitely a must-read. Twelve Months is written beautifully and deals with an ever-present issue in a great way. It truly teaches everyone a life lesson and you won't regret giving it a try :) 

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