By Raymond Rose
Published by: Create Space
First Printing: February 22, 2011
Concept: “Paul Rhoads, a successful horror novelist, has moved back to his hometown in Pennsylvania. Moving back home turns out to be more than just returning to his roots but starting up a relationship with his high school sweetheart, Annie. Annie, recently divorced, is the mother of a precious eight month old, Max. However, when Annie dies in a freak car accident, Paul finds himself catapulted into the role of father and decides to do something he would never have imagined himself doing: raise Max as his own.”
Review: Life has many twists and turns and how we deal with them is what makes us the people we are. This book is about some of those twists and turns that happen. Paul Rhoads, an author, re-kindles a relationship with an old time sweetheart who is recently divorced and has a little boy named Max. Sadly, Annie dies in a freak car accident and there Paul is with Max looking to him to be his everything. Along comes his biological daddy who also wants a piece of the daddy action and now Paul has to deal with that twist in his life as well.
This book pulls on all sorts of heartstrings and is written in such a way that you will laugh and cry and find yourself nodding in agreement or wanting to offer up your own parenting advice. It’s a real view on what could be (and I’m sure has been) a real life turn on the old life highway. There are many turns and twists in life that we go along for the parenting and relationship rides in this book The characters are endearing and will keep you smiling as you quickly read through this book.
What I liked: The sense of humor. Humor is important to me in any book genre. It’s most definitely there in this author’s style. I really appreciated that.
What I disliked: The custody issues that arise in this book are so hard to read as a mother. I know its reality and that its out there and it was an important part of this book, but it was hard to read at times. Very hard to read.
My rating: 4 feathers
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