When busy writer Pete Swift is asked to record the life story of dying WWII veteran, Samuel Gable, he isn’t sure if he wants the job. But after meeting with Mr. Gable and hearing him begin to recount his tale, Pete feels compelled to take the offer. He throws himself into his work and can’t seem to pull himself away. Samuel Gable has only a month of tomorrows left to live, and Pete wants to make sure he gets the whole story before it’s too late. But at what expense? The long work hours drives a wedge into his marriage, and Pete stands to lose his family.
Meanwhile, during his long visits to the Gable home, Pete begins to feel an attraction to Samuel’s daughter, who remains by her father’s side to care for him in his final days, and sparks begin to fly. As the book comes to a climax, Pete realizes he’s made a terrible mistake, but is it too late? As Samuel Gable helps Pete reclaim his marriage, Pete has his own ideas of reconciling the Gable family.
This was a beautifully written book, with layers of stories and emotions that kept me reading until the early hours of the morning. I especially loved how vivid the writing was, so that I almost felt like I was watching the story unfold as it happened. Chuck Walsh is a gifted writer, and I look forward to reading more of his books in the future.
A Month of Tomorrows is a touching and heartwarming book that I would absolutely recommend to anyone!
Rating: 5 stars
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