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One Summer Paperback – December 27, 2011
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"Just when you think David Baldacci has a permanent bird's eye view of the Pentagon from Air Force One, he surprises us all with a beautifully told story of the fate of a family devastated by loss and healed by love. One Summer has it all, humor, grace and redemption, delivered with humanity and wisdom in the capable and sure hands of America's great storyteller."―Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Very Valentine and Lucia, Lucia
"One Summer is a beautifully written story about family, redemption and hope. Baldacci demonstrates why, regardless of genre, he's one of the world's foremost storytellers."―Richard Paul Evans, #1 bestselling author of The Walk and The Christmas Box
Top Customer Reviews
This is one of those books were miracles actually happen. It was a sweet story. The author made it believable by the way he told the story of the family.
If you are looking for a good summer reading, then you probably want to pick up this one. It is not similar to the Camel Club novels, but it was still likable story. I liked the Camel Club more because the characters seemed to be more believable than in this novel. But then again, maybe this is a start of a new series with this family and what happens next...
This is a very well written novel. The pace is good. The dialogue and prose is good. It is worth reading even if it is not the normal Camel Club style -novel. If you are looking for a light summer reading then pick up this book. You will like it.
David Baldacci completes an artful and accurate description of what illness does to the whole family. The story is told from Jack's viewpoint..."he couldn't make it upstairs to his bedroom...It was another piece of his life taken from him, like he was being dismantled, brick by brick. ". The story is heart rendering and oh so true in its description of its` characters, in the thoughts of Jack, the actions of his wife and his teenage daughter. The two younger sons really do not have much depth in their part, but that does not hamper the story.
The family suffers another horrendous tragedy and blow after blow. Jack has to struggle to rebuild his life, his emotions and most of all his family. The bulk of the story takes place at his wife's family beach house, where we see a family struggling with the anger, the angst of the setbacks they are dealt.
This is a heart wrenching story, but also one that proves the power of love and determination and yes of miracles. It is for romantics and those who search for what life is all about, what people can do and learn and how they can change their lives. It shows the mistakes and tenderness that we all need to see and would find absorbing to read about. This is a book, a good story with all the interesting plot twists and turns of a mesmerizing summer read....Sometimes life doesn't work out and then maybe it does.
Jack Armstrong was afflicted with an unnamed "fatal 100% of the time" disease. And yet he lived. And his wife, Lizzie, died in a car accident. It wasn't supposed to happen that way but it did. And Jack had to learn how to believe in living - and loving again because he has three children depending on him.
I love the characters in this story. They seem like people I might actually meet and want to be friends with. There are definitely tearjerker, grab my hanky moments all through the book but they are handled well and aren't too over the top.
Emotional, well plotted, definitely different fare from Baldacci but if you are looking for a great summer read, try "One Summer."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Disappointing. I would describe it as "sappy." If you like Nicholas Sparks-style, you would like it.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book keeps your interest. It takes twists and turns you don't expect.Published 18 days ago by C. Endorf
This was an awesome read. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did. One summer and a life never forgotten!Published 21 days ago by Patricia E Stanton