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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Twelve Months by Steven Manchester {Book Review}

Twelve Months
by Steven Manchester
About the Book: What would you do if you only had 12 months left to live? For Don DiMarco this was the case. Diagnosed with colon cancer, Don wasn't ready to go. There was so much life to live still, that he realized he hadn't really lived life yet.
"Summoning an inner strength he barely realized he possessed, Don sets off to prove that twelve months is time enough to live a life in full."
About the Author: Steven Manchester is the published author of Twelve Months, Pressed Pennies, The Unexpected Storm: The Gulf War Legacy and Jacob Evans, as well as several books under the pseudonym, Steven Herberts. He is a husband and father to four.
My thoughts: Loved loved loved Twelve Months! In fact I loved it so much, I told my mom twice about it. There were times while reading Twelve Months I forgot it was a work of fiction. It read almost like an autobiography - First person perspective from Don, with flashbacks to his childhood days. Twelve Months is an inspiring story of a life well lived. It makes you reflect on your own life. Really, what would you do if you were told you only had 12 months left to live? How would you spend that time? I know for me, I'd let the dishes go undone and spend more time on the floor with my kids. I'd stop dreaming of things, and start doing them. I would work as hard as I could to leave my family and friends with memories instead of heartache.
Aside from the deep meanings behind Twelve Months, Steven has added a little humor and culture into his book. I thoroughly enjoyed the small references to New England life (blowing raspberries at those Yankees, lol!). The inside look of a veteran and what they must deal with internally while their loved ones try to help and support. These small touches bring more depth and real life to Twelve Months.
You can purchase a copy from Amazon
Visit Steven on his website www.StevenManchester.com

*I received a copy of Twelve Months for my honest review. All opinion are 100% honest. Thank you Steven for letting me enjoy this book!


  1. I can't imagine, what i'd do. I would definitely want to travel with my kids, make memories so they can remember me. The book sounds great.

  2. Oh geez - I don't want to think about that! But I have to say I'd probably pore over a book that dealt with it. Thanks for sharing, I'm intrigued and will have to check it out!

  3. Oh man... I miss having time to read great books.... :)

  4. It sounds great. I am so behind on good books. Thank you for sharing about this one though. I need to put it on my TBR pile!

  5. Hmmm... 12 months? I probably wouldn't work at all!


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