29 septiembre 2012

Review Twelve Months— Steven Manchester.

Twelve Months 
Author: Steven Machester
Editorial: The Story Plant

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.

 Thanks to the author for the copy.

Twelve Months is the best example of how you can immortalize through words the beauty of life. Don DiMarco is, for me,is  the character who has all the requirements, not pf a "spectator" but the best "love of life", whenever you read a page of this book and you find Don's thoughts, can feel like life can have as many lessons accumulated in one person.
The whole book itself can be a source of strength and wisdom. Every sentence, every teaching to be found in its pages are recorded in your mind and leave you wanting to appreciate each day as if it were the last.
I think even though the book is about someone who wants to spend their best days before cancer
snatch it, the story does not revolve around CANCER but rather the "best"
aspects that brought: the courage the union and strength with which Don was able make peace with himself and his past.

In almost all the book I expect to the Time come out and in that moment I will die with him, but was surprinsing that in all the travel for the story, I read how the life shined for him and his family, and how with every person he met learned that the beauty of life is not always out there but also and first in your family, in your home and in the little and simple gifts that God gives you for makes your life better.

I've never read something about Cancer or until now, never come to my life and family, but with this book I think that I learn so much, not about Cancer but rather about the tenacity and the power that we have as human beings.

  The story ends just beautiful. Emotionally charged and although not an end in which character is 'live' is a peaceful end, of dreams realized, of experiences and best company of what was for him, one of the best gifts that life has given you: Love. His love.

I really believe that this book talks but itself, because its disficcult to me express how much this book made me see the life and the thinks that I learned with him its something that I never forget. 
I recomend it 100% for his influence, his beautiful story and his capacity to change the view of the life.

Conclusion: Twelve Months is a book that has the ability to reach readers through a touching and inspiring story, where the cancer is not the main factor for the dissolution of many ties holding the character with his life but rather the strengthening of this. Reading as it progresses it becomes relaxing but at the same time make you feel heartbreaking making it easier to "catch" the true intent of the author. 
"It never cease to amaze me how folks will go to the ends of the earth to find what's right in front of them the whole time"

About the Author: 
Steven Manchester is the author of Pressed Pennies, The Unexpected Storm: The Gulf War Legacy and Jacob Evans, as well as writing several books under the pseudonym, Steven Herberts.  His work has appeard on many USA television and news shows.  Recently, three of Steven's short stories were selected "101 Best" for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

1 comentario :

  1. I enjoyed it :)



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