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Ripples Through Time
BOOK DESCRIPTION: A novel about overcoming our own weaknesses when it doesn't feel like there is anything left to live for, Ripples through Time tells the story of Calvin Greenwood. A family man in his eighties, Calvin is alone for the first time in over sixty years. His wife, Emily, recently pass...more
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Ripples Through Time is Lincoln Cole’s story of elderly Calvin Greenwood as, recently bereaved of his wife Emily and feeling he has no more to live for, he looks back over his life from childhood, through growing up years, marriage, parenthood and into older age. His friend Edward listens to the reminiscing - and the story is presented from the perspectives of the different characters, family members, others, Edward himself, as well as Calvin. A stor ...more
Plot/Story: This is the story of an old man who grieves over his wife and wishes to join her. The struggles of being alone and the feeling of loss were too much for him. But when Edward enters his life to see how he is, they both started to talk and memories came up and feeling of not only lost but struggle, forgiveness and regret.
Characters: Calvin is an old man, who grieves over his dead wife and think of really ending his own life. His thoughts, memories, and feeling were all abo ...more
Before I get into the book review, I need to do a huge huge disclaimer (which I will repeat at the end of the book). Not only did I get a free copy of this book, I also know the author AND I mega respect him as an author AND he really helped me with The Nutcracker King (in terms of copy-editing). So yes, I have a bias, although I really did enjoy the story.
Ripples Through Time is literary fiction, which as far as I understand, means you spend a lot of time with the cha ...more
I've just now realized while I'm reviewing this book that Ripples Through Time is so appropriately named. There's not much depth here at all. The book barel ...more
Many people have no one to hand stories down to. As peers die there are fewer people with shared memories. Without the retelling, memories fade.
Any long lived life is filled with many story-worthy experiences, ...more
In the course of this book, I learned about the various members of the Greenwood family through their individual narratives.
The story begins at the end and moves through different points in time, providing the perspectives of the father, mother, children, and friends. Each adds a new bit of information and insight. Calvin, Emily, and the others are all fascinating and flawed. They argue and hurt each other and survive difficult times. Through it all is a kind of deep a ...more
Lincoln Cole has a great writing style. The story was beautifully crafted, and so it kept my attention as it unfolded.
Great job, Lincoln! Looking forward to reading more of your books. Highly recommended!
I truly enjoyed the book and recommend it to anyone interested!
There are a few big surprises in the book that I never saw coming, and they just blew me away. It's a book about forgiveness and dealing with personal issues, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone.
This was an emotional rollercoaster of a novel. It really made you feel alongside the main character, who is depressed and lonely after the loss of his wife. Through looking back over his life, via reminiscences, the intricacies of relationships and connections and actions and life are explored and explained. I thought this book was beautiful.
Calvin has just lost his wife after a long battle with Parkinson's and he is ready to join her. He calls his daughter, who sends a friend to visit Calvin and see what is happening. The book is told from various viewpoints, with each character remembering something from their past.
The idea is a good one, but I find that this writing style is hard to follow. The book jumps from person to person and ...more
Not with that out of the way, I listened to "Ripples Through Time" on audio book. The narration was well done and easy to follow and listen to. Lincoln’s book carries you through many years, telling you in bits and pieces the story of a family ...more
I could tell from the beginning that this was going to be a heart-wrenching tale of loss. It was that, but it was also a story full of hope and friendship. Losing someone so cl ...more
Overall, this is a nice story abo ...more
Lincoln Cole is a Columbus based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster puppy, Luther, and family. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen. ...more