Title and Author: Twelve Months by Steven Manchester
Publisher: The Story Plant
Publication Date: August 14th, 2012
Find it at: Goodredas
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.
I have received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review and this turned out to be a great story about death and family.
When Don DiMarco discovers he had cancer and is given twelve months to live he embarks on a journey to live fully right until the end.
Don is a wonderful character and he obviously loves his family. He’s selfless and does the sweetest things, including wanting to spend as much time as possible with his grandchildren even if they completely wear him out.
I really enjoyed the book and thought it was very interesting. As Don goes through his “bucket list” the reader gets to know Don better and enjoy life with him.
This is the kind of book that makes the reader think about what he or she would like to do if they found out they only had a few months to live and isn’t that a great feat for a book?
All in all, Twelve Months is a wonder, heartwarming and sweet story. The book is easy to read, very well-written and well-paced.
I would definitely recommend this book to contemporary readers. I’m sure you’ll be able to enjoy it.
Rating: Worth Your Time