Wednesday, December 30, 2015
"The Changing Season"
THE CHANGING SEASON is a beautifully crafted and poignant coming of age story where loyalties will be divided, friendships will be tested, teenage love will be discovered, and through it all, the enduring bond between a boy and his beloved dog will always be remembered.
This was supposed to be a simple summer for Billy: one more lazy expanse of time before college began.
He'd fill the hours playing with Jimmy his canine best buddy going camping and doing all the things he promised Jimmy they'd do before Billy left.
But that was before the accident that shook the entire town. It was before the summer job that turned into something so much more than a way to get a paycheck.
And it was before Vicki.
This summer was destined to be many things to Billy, things he didn't truly understand until now. But it was definitely not going to be simple. An enormously touching, richly textured, deeply moving novel of new adulthood, THE CHANGING SEASON is an experience to savor.
The author, Steven Manchester, recently e-mailed me to see if I would consider reading his new book and posting a review. So this week I decided it was time to get it read since it will be released February 23, 2016.
It is a charming and heartwarming story of hope, love, and unending devotion. It is also a coming of age story about high school friends, a boy, a girl and a dog. THE CHANGING SEASON makes us ponder over whether we really take care of our pets, or do they take care of us. More than just another endearing dog tale, THE CHANGING SEASON is a moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.
It was an amazing book. I laughed and smiled and cried. Wise...and sure to open the hearts of all who read it, and Mr. Manchester will endear himself to all the animal lovers with this book: THE CHANGING SEASON...
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors I am under no obligation to write a positive review.