"One Summer" is a heartfelt story of a guy, a decorated war vet, family man and all around decent guy - Jack Armstrong - who finds himself dying from a...more
It's not a spoiler to give the plot that's revealed in the front. Jack is dying - that's well done and his letters are sweet. I really did feel sorry for him. Then his wife is killed in an accident and faced with losing his kids, a miracle...more
"Love is to be shared, not hidden, not hoarded."
"Because life doesn't work that way. You can do everything perfectly. Do everything you think you're supposed to be doing. Fulfill every expectation that other people may have. And you still won't get the results you think you deserve. Life is crazy and maddening and often makes no sense."
I. Bawled. My. Fucking. Eyes. Out.
More than once.
This is written beautifully about grieving and healing.
Not my typi...more
I don't recall listing a book written by a male author using his name under the Romance classification. David Baldacci has been my favorite author, and I read this book immediately after I read his book Zero Day. I wanted more Baldacci, I got Kristin Hannah.
One Summer is the story of a man terminally ill, whose wife is killed in a Christmas Eve traffic collision. Three childred, wife's parents, face life without Lizzie. Jack is alre...more
Jack Armstrong já sobreviveu a guerras enquanto esteve no exército. Passou por dificuldades que nunca poderia imaginar que aguentaria, mas agora ele está sendo vencido.
Uma doença terminal o aflige e ele já foi desenganado pelos médicos - tem apenas poucos dias sobrando de vida.
Mas está determinado a sobreviver ao Natal - que pretende passar com Lizzie, o grande amor de sua vida, e seus três filhos.
Certamente aquele verão, após a perda de um ente tão querido, não ser...more
One Summer tells of death, miracles, coping, family relationships, change, and ‘life goes on!’ Family involved ranges in ages from toddler to adolescence to adult to elderly - basically, four generations. We see here that we can totally love each other and still cause much devastation and hurt to each other.
Jack Armstrong, ‘Miracle Man’, survives a terminal illness. His wife...more
David Baldacci is without a doubt one of the finest writers of edge-of-your-seat thrillers. He has taken a departure from the norm with his novels Wish You Well and The Christmas Train in the past, both of which I enjoyed a lot. With One Summer, he stretches himself further as he delves deeper into relationships and the mystery – and miracle – that life is.
A moving story of love, second chances and the importance of family from the Number One International Bestseller…
Als je echt van iemand houdt, dan is dat voor altijd. Jack Armstrong leidt een gelukkig leven als hij plots te horen krijgt dat hij aan een zeldzame ongeneeslijke ziekte lijdt. Hij heeft nog maar een paar maanden te leven. Vechtend tegen zijn ziekte, thuis in bed, probeert hij afscheid te nemen van zijn gezin. s Nachts, wanneer niemand het ziet, schrijft hij afscheidsbrieven aan zijn vrouw Lizzie. Alleen zal Lizzie ze nooit kunnen lezen Vlak voor kerstmis komt Lizzie om bij een auto-ongeluk en...more
It started out with a pretty great story: A man with an untold rare and fatal illness miraculously recovers when his wife is killed in a tragic acci...more
David Baldacci is without a doubt one of the finest writers of edge-of-your-seat thrillers. He has taken a departure from the norm with his novels Wish You Well and The Christmas Train in the past, both of which I enjoyed a lot. With One Summer, he stretches himself further as he delves deeper into relationships and the mystery - and miracle - that life is.
A moving story of love, second chances and the importance of family from the Number One International Bestseller.....more
The story One Summer By: David Baldacci is about a man, Jack, that is seriously sick. Jack has a hard working wife named Lizzie and three awesome children. Jack know that his life is shorter and shorter every minute of the day and tries to spend as much time with his family but also works on what her is going to do and say to his loved ones one his has passed. He wrote letters to his wife and made some idea for sayings he would like to tell his kids. One day Jack forgot some of his medicine and...more
one summer by David Baldacci
Jack is on his deathbed, but his wife dies and the kids are sent to other homes.
In SC he gets better and rejoins all the kids to be a family again.
Jack returned from the war with many medals is a construction worker and after he had worked 3 hours he was getting pains in his back, legs, all over.
The doctors told him 6 months if he was lucky. They were in Ohio where her family had moved to due to her dads' job relocation.
Jack was getting worse, on oxygen and taking pai...more
Wow, what a heartwrenching story! I'm glad I didn't read the blurb because listening to it without knowing the premise gave an element of surprise and excitement to the experience. Anyway, from...more
As an author in the women's lit genre, I was really happy to see Baldacci expose his softer side with ONE SUMMER - the side I knew was there from having met him a...more
Baldacci seems to be leaping from the one genre to the other without any apparent difficulty. On the one hand in his books we meet trained killers, read conspiracy theories, and enjoy scenes of fast paced action, and on the other we find ourselves enjoying stories full of love and tenderness and, yes, with a touch of melancholy at the top. However, eve...more