I’ve been reading more and more books lately. It’s definitely becoming one of my favorite things to do, besides listening to music. It’s great to enter a new world and let yourself be taken on a journey and just forget about reality (for a while)!
A book I finished in no time was: ‘One Summer’ by David Baldacci. It was the first book that I read from David and I’ll be reading more books of him in the future!
The reason I bought this book was the ‘quote’ on the cover:
“When the love of your life has gone, how can you start again?”
I truly hope I will never be in that position, but I think we all had a moment where we realised that things don’t always go the way we want them to go. It’s always possible that something happens even though you didn’t have the time to come up with a ‘backup’ plan. For me personally, the underlying message of this book was: ‘Life is too short to overthink everything. Live now!!’
This book made me cry, laugh, wonder,… Lots of emotions while reading this book. The chapters are quite short in this book, but that makes you want to continue reading and I loved that. I really wanted to know what was going to happen next. The letters they used in the book made it even more emotional.
A good summary of this book is (mentioned on the backcover):
‘… 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 re-build their lives. They learn to live again – and to love again. And they learn the biggest lesson of all – the importance of family. ‘
This book is really worth reading, if you haven’t yet! You won’t regret. Be prepared for a rollercoaster of emotions! I enjoyed every second of it.
‘It’s actions, not words, that really counts. That’s what it really means to love someone’.