- File Size: 2060 KB
- Print Length: 279 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Authorhouse (May 10, 2011)
- Publication Date: May 10, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0051GYCXE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,613,394 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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|Print List Price:||$24.95|
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Top Customer Reviews
Bring Back Summertime is the true story of Jeanne Starr Gater's life before, during, and after her husband Julius' near fatal car accident, and the extreme faith-driven rehabilitation that followed.
This memoir is a remarkable and inspiring page-turner that will leave you believing in the unimaginable powers of love and faith. Jeanne Starr Gater's detailed writing style pulled me in from the first few pages, and her amazing story kept my attention throughout. What she and her family went through was devastating, and the amount of emotion presented in this book had me feeling like I was going through it with them - the good and the bad. The people and places were very real to me and I enjoyed looking at the mini-album in the back of the book to see what everyone really looked like versus my mental representations. I am glad that I read this book, and I felt that it was a very worthwhile read. Jeanne Starr Gater is an incredible woman and writer. I recommend this book to those who want to have their faith restored and inspired.
Rating: On the Run (4/5)
*** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
I just finished reading a book I shall not soon forget. My first reaction after putting it down was an honest.....Wow....!
Bring Back Summertime is a dramatically touching story depicting one family's heartfelt lessons in courage and a testament to the limitless ability of the human spirit when it is supported by unfaultering bonds of love and personal faith in a `higher power'.
Revelations come to us in many ways, shapes and forms, and when the depths of one's love is challenged by circumstance, human vulnerability can either weaken and diminish us or push one to the very limits of our personal strengths. As the reader, you are witness to the human spirit's ability to rally in a fierce battle of wits, mind over matter, belief beyond belief, in an emotionally compelling fight for control over life after a severe accident.
Out of what appears to the `medical experts' to be a hopeless situation, comes the revelation of the limitless capabilities of the human spirit when encouraged by `unwavering faith and the bonds of love'. A story of an immensely courageous man and his devoted wife and young family, their steadfast friends, and an entire community who have been touched by the news of his life changing event. This vital component touches the very soul, personifying the true meaning and significance of those precious vows taken on their wedding day; a promise `to love, and keep in sickness and health, until death do us part'.
Let us not underestimate the demure and seemingly fragile wife and mother, who turns 'superwoman' in the face of potential failure at every turn, yet always and steadfastly, nurturing her families peace of mind and demonstrating an undeniable example of her faith that a `higher power' is a constant force to be drawn upon in their lives.
This is a novel; like a beautifully directed film (supported by the likes of Cuba Gooding Jr. or Denzel Washington), to be appreciated from beginning to end. And when you are done and that lump in your throat subsides, you will be left wanting to know more about this man and woman and the family, who through years of sharing the ups and downs, the ongoing challenges, the bonds of love, laughter, tears, and accomplishment, maintain their commitment to the 'man' who continues to amaze and inspire them. Take a deep breath reader and be prepared to be touched.
I applaud the author (and main character), Jeanne Starr Gater, who had the will and courage and incredible aptitude and spirit, to have put this event to paper during a time of daunting personal challenges. Perhaps out of the intense need to make sense of it all, she still had the fortitude to not lose sight of the needs of her still growing family; maintaining continuity and necessary supervision over their daily lives; to encourage their activities for attaining their goals, managing each family members' exemplary accomplishments and success, while managing to balance the responsibilities for maintaining the family finances, daily visits to hospital to comfort and encourage her husband's recovery, overseeing complicated medical decisions and in-home nursing care while at the same time, accelerating a professional career that must now replace what the family had previously depended upon.
Without a doubt, their story is truly an inspiration for all readers. Enjoy! SJK