You likely know David Baldacci as the best-selling author of thriller novels. As quickly as he releases a new one, it rises up the charts rapidly, often landing at the # 1 position on the New York Times bestseller list.
This is true of his books such as Absolute Power, Stone Cold, First Family, True Blue, Hell’s Corner, and The Sixth Man. The last entry is one that I finished in the last week, and I believe it was one of his best efforts.
That is – until I finished another new release entitled One Summer (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2011). This one is not a thriller. It is a genuine touching story about grace and redemption, filled with emotions and unexpected twists. It centers upon the fate of a family that is devastated by an unexpected loss and the remarkable healing power of hope, love, and perseverance.
The book is not “mushy.” It is not a soap-opera candidate. There are plenty of tough touches to keep male and female readers alike entertained. The book demonstrates the versatility of one of our best and most popular writers.
There are only a few weeks left in this summer. Make One Summer a destination for your reading before the fall.
When you finish, let me know what you think about it!
Let’s talk really soon!