By Baldacci, David
When thirty-four-year-old ex-war veteran Jack Armstrong is told he has only weeks to live, his first concern is for his beloved wife Lizzie, and their children: baby Jackie, twelve-year-old would-be actor Cory and rebellious teenage daughter Mikki. It seems so cruel that an appar...ently fatal illness should claim him, a survivor of Afghanistan and Iraq, when he still ha so much left to live for. On Christmas Eve, as Jack prepares to say goodbye to his family, unthinkable tragedy strikes again and Lizzie is killed in a car accident. Just when Jack thought living was far harder than dying, and the children's future looked so bleak, something remarkable happens which gives Jack the valuable second chance he'd only dreamed of. Unexpectedly, the family inherits Lizzie's beautiful childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. During one unforgettable summer Jack and the children struggle to rebuild their lives. They learn to live again and to love again. And they learn the biggest lesson of all the importance of family.Read more
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David Baldacci is the internationally-acclaimed author of 20 bestselling novels. With his books published in at least 45 different languages, and with over 100 million copies in print, he is one of the world's favourite storytellers. He is still a resident of his native Virginia where he lives with his wife and family.
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