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Publisher's Summary

Don DiMarco has a very good life - a family he loves, a comfortable lifestyle, passions and interests that keep him amused. He also thought he had time, but that turned out not to be the case. Faced with news that might have immediately felled most, Don now wonders if he has time enough. Time enough to show his wife the romance he didn’t always lavish on her. Time enough to live out his most ambitious fantasies. Time enough to close the circle on some of his most aching unresolved relationships. 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. A glorious celebration of each and every moment that we’re given here on Earth as well as the eternal bonds that we all share, Twelve Months is a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit.
©2012 Steven Manchester (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“An undeniable heart-tugging read that you will not forget and leave you with a feeling of serenity. An extraordinary read! Not only do I highly recommend this book but would absolutely state that it is a must read!” (CMash Reads Reviews)
"Twelve Months has got to be one of the most poignant and emotional novels I’ve ever read.... I loved this book and highly recommend it! Just make sure you have the tissues handy.” (Minding Spot)
Twelve Months is a beautiful, heart-warming, and necessary read for all, especially those caught up in the monotonous schedule of work, food, TV (or other techno gadgets), et al. Steven Manchester writes about life as it really is and really could be! Terrific!” (Crystal Book)

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Beautiful love story

Warning....if you’re mourning any sort of loss this book will make you cry the big ugly multi tissue puffy eyed messy cry. It may cause this reaction anyway, but I think that this may have exacerbated my reaction. This was a touching story of a man who when diagnosed with terminal cancer decides not to wallow (though pretty sure most would need some serious wallowing time) and make the best of the 12 months he has been given. It is his tribute to the woman and family he loved with every fiber of his being. Everyone should love and be loved like he did. What would you do if you knew you had an expiration date? It was both a beautiful, heart wrenching and emotional listen. Treat yourself to this beautiful love story about a life well lived. I cried HARD, but truly am glad I experienced this book.

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Live!!

What a powerful message to live each day, have dreams and make them happen. Don’t take your family for granted, soak up all the memories and times together you can. Appreciate others and appreciate life.

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A Story that will touch your heart.

A very powerful message included in the story.Dont wait to live your life. Create memories and enjoy the love of family.

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Sappy, preaching diatribe, ugh.

If you are fond of cliché then go ahead and listen. A man’s final year is spent fulfilling his bucket list while attempting to lecture in politically correct speeches. Cringeworthy.

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heartwarming story

this is one of the best books I have read in a long time I love the spiritual aspect.

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Wow!!

I’m battling breast cancer now.
This story really made think about my life.

There’s a lesson to learned with this book.
I recommend every one to read this.
Live today!!!

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moving story

not to often do I get a story that is moving, emotional and reminds me every day is a gift.

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Thoughts on life

Excellent meditation on life. Not what I expected, but Manchester did an outstanding job of describing a 12 month period that could have been terribly sad but was instead a celebration.

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Beware animal lovers

I had invested a couple of hours in the story when I got to chapter 4 or five that discussed his visit to a slaughterhouse and pigs squealing in pain and fear. Is this really necessary? I’m sorry but I don’t believe animal cruelty has any place in a book that is supposed to be entertaining. Unfortunately, animal slaughter is still a way of life in this country. But do we have to hear the heartbreaking details? I’m out.