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’m always a little nervous to pick up a book that deals with serious life issues, especially dying of cancer. There is a fine line between depth and pretension. Thankfully, this book by author Steven Manchester stays on the right side of the line.
Beautifully written, with real emotions and insightful sentiments, Twelve Months is the kind of book that makes you evaluate life – in a good way. The main character’s journey from diagnosis to death is gripping, raw and often lovely. A touching read, with much to teach us about savoring each day.