Twelve Months is written by an American Author, Steven Manchester and published by 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.

I came across this book following a conversation I had on twitter with my friend and fellow book reviewer Kim “the Bookworm” Nash, she has just read it and raved about it. That was enough for me to think it’s worth a read and I really was not disappointed.

The story joins Don as he is delivered the worst possible news that will not just affect him but his whole family and then it takes you on his journey for the next twelve months.

This has to be one the most emotional books I have ever read, not just because of what the story is about but the brilliance and compassionate way in which the Author tells the story and build the characters. Without question, this could and properly is a true account of one families journey down the troubled path and realisation of what is around the corner. Whilst the story focuses on Don as the lead, it always follows his family, wife Bella, daughter Riley, son-in-law Michael and grand child Madison and Pudge and how they come to terms with the news.

Written with so much thought, love and emotion, this is a book that really makes you sit back and think and evaluate your own life. There is no misunderstand of what the message that the book gives you  – that life is for living now. A deeply moving book that I strongly recommend. (warning – tissues at the ready).

Get you copy via Amazon UK on e-book or paperback.

Twelve Months



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5 responses to “Twelve Months – STEVEN MANCHESTER

  1. Many thanks, Lou! I hope your readers enjoy the book. It’s all about making every moment count!

    • Thank you for the message Steve. the book was wonderful and a I know a few of my blog readers have already purchased a copy since my review has been out.

      You have lots of us in tears!!!

  2. mesetageresenfranglais

    Sounds good and really sad! Is it the kind of book you read with a tissue box next to you?

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