Title: One summer
Author: David Baldacci
Jack is told he has only a few weeks to live, because of a serious disease. He is really concerned about his wife and his three children. What are they going to do without him?
Then on Christmas Eve, it isn’t Jack who dies, but Lizzie, his beloved wife. She dies in a car accident. What will happen to the children when he is dead?
But a miracle happens. Jack survives his illness and and he decides to fulfil the last wish of Lizzie: to take the children to her childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina.
That Summer they move and Jack learns how to live again, but especially the importance of family by your side.
It was really relaxing to read this story. The beginning was a bit sad, but when they moved to The palace (the name of the house), it became more and more interesting. There happened a lot and it was never boring.
I also loved Mikki, the daughter of Jack and the things she did. However, I’m a little bit disappointed that I didn’t know much about the two sons and in this genre of books I like to know all the characters.
Of course this story has a happy ending and things are a bit predictable, but it actually didn’t bother me.
It was an easy read and I would recommend it to all those people who don’t want to think a lot and just want to relax!
I haven’t read a book by David Baldacci before, but I liked this story and I think I’m going to read another one by him as well.
Rating: 4 stars!