One summer

Have you ever seen a miracle happen?

Well, this is what the book would take you through. Jack armstrong, and ex militant is dying of a long terminal disease. And his, relationship with his childrens is what is yet to be reconciled.

Jack promised lizzie, his wife he would hold on uptil the christmas, but as it was written by the gods, lizzie dies in a tragic accident and the childrens are made to part away with jack counting on his days of death over a hospice.

But, then it is indeed a miracle that takes over the course thaf jack survives and brings his family back together.

No matter what you do, no matter how hard you fight, life sometimes just doesn’t make sense. -pg316

But, is it just getting back together all about getting to let people live under one roof? No, it was just the beginning. It is time when jack would have to deal, with a rebellious teenager, the adult daughter mikki, the younger one, the silent and sensitive boy, cory and a toddler, jackie.


And when they move back to lizzie’s childhood home, he is left with memories of his dead wife. But, here in this small town they all find a reason to live.

What is it that brings all of them to being a family together?

Love that binds a family, because no matter what you believe in, how many friends, it is your family that matters the most.

David baldacci is an outstanding fiction writer, who leaves you curious every time you turn around a page. Love, family, relationships and childhood. The story of one summer takes you for a long stride amongst the midst of a beach, the palace and a light house.

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The Devil and Miss Prymn

Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight between good and evil? 

Yes, good is obvious to win. But,  what is it that good takes to make a win amongst an evil that is stronger than ever?

Viscos is a small town with visitors coming over to hunt. Children’s are sent away to cities to study. And you would always find the town silent.

At the entrance stays Berta, a widow who could talk to spirits. His husband and Chantal’s grandmother.

Chantal? The only young lady in the town. Works at the hotel since ages and could only dream of being rich. 

But, one fine day, a stranger comes in town with 11 gold bars and offers them to the people of the town on one condition.

Not a single voice in the crowd was raised against the choice. The mayor was glad because they had accepted his authority; but the priest knew that this could be a good or a bad sign, because silence does not always mean consent-usually all it meant was that people were incapable of coming up with an immediate response. If someone did not agree, they would later torture themselves with the idea that they had accepted without really wanting to,and the consequences of that would be grave. ” pg165

To kill any human in the town of 279 people.

Who would they kill? 

Who would be the prey? 

Who would be the killer? 

In this town of hunters, where is hunting is only attraction for tourists, would it be so easy to kill a random human being for the prosperity of the town?

Is it easy to kill? 

Can good prevail through evil intentions? 

A story of good and evil.

Paulo Coelho indeed has a world of imagination and words that inspire you through a life time.

And, for choosing between good and evil, i feel “it was all a matter of control. And choice. Nothing more and nothing less” -pg197