Genre: Family Life, Literary Fiction
Published by The Story Plant
Publication Date: 09/14/21
ISBN-10 : 1611883083
ISBN-13 : 978-1611883084
Review Copy From: Author
Edition: Signed HC
My Rating: 5 *****
Synopsis (via GR)
Three generations of dads, playing traditional roles in each other’s lives, arrive simultaneously at significant crossroads. The decisions they make and the actions they take will directly – and eternally – affect each other. After a life of hard work and raising children, Robert is enjoying his well-deserved retirement when he discovers that he has an illness he might not be able to beat. At 19, Jonah is sprinting across the threshold of adulthood when he learns, stunningly, that he’s going to become a father. And Oliver – Robert’s son and Jonah’s dad – has entered middle age and is paying its demanding price. While reconciling the time and effort it has taken him to reach an unfulfilling career and an even less satisfying marriage, he realizes that it’s imperative that he keep it all together for the two men who mean everything to him. When different perspectives lead to misunderstandings that remain unspoken – sometimes for years – it takes great strength and even more love to travel beyond the resentment. Dad: A Novel chronicles the sacred legacy of fatherhood.
Steven Manchester has once again written a timeless story that will stay with the reader once the last page is turned.
The Plot: It is a compelling and poignant story that follows the three generations of the Earle males as they are all facing crossroads in their lives. The lives of these men will pull the reader in with this engrossing story. This author has an extraordinary talent of grabbing the reader with his written words whereas the reader becomes, or feels as if, they are part of the story.
The Characters: The three Earle men are believable and realistic. At times I felt that Steven Manchester was relating instances with my family. Get out the tissues because you will be crying, laughing, respecting, and even becoming frustrated at times. Whatever emotion the characters are feeling, so will the reader. The Earles will find a place in the readers’ hearts and stay there for a very long time, another gift that the author has with every book he writes.
A beautiful story that will capture your heart, mind, and soul from the start and not let you go as only Steven Manchester can do. Another page-turner that will take hold of your heartstrings and not let go.
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