Monday, March 30, 2015
"Misc. Monday": Love's True Second Chance by Jeff Dawson
Genre: Interpersonal Relations, Love & Romance, Relationships, Self-Help. 283 pages
Price: $4.27 ebook, $8.77 paperback (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: LDDJ Enterprises Publishing [2nd Edition]. January 6, 2014
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: . 7
Price I Paid: Zip,**I received a free copy in return for an honest review**
Phew! Get the tissues and keep them by your side when reading this real life love story. From the beginning, author Jeff Dawson, tells readers how this story ends, but strangely that only lures you into wanting to know his tale about this "Second Chance" at love. This book proves true love can become a reality in life, it just takes real commitment to make it work.
Now, what sets this book apart from a contemporary romance book is the way the book is written. The story is told from Jeff's own thoughts in a reminiscing manner, as if he were sitting there, telling you his life's tale about his love affair with his soul-mate Debbie.
Jeff and Debbie meet in high school in 1977. Their lives are the cute classic teenage relationship until it changes when Jeff graduates and goes to college, while Debbie has one more year left at school. Their story is by no means cliché from that point onward, and I won't spoil any parts, but.... life happens, rash words are said and decisions are done, so it isn't till 30 years later that the two reconnect. It's the reunion part of the story that is the most captivating, heartwarming, and ultimately heartbreaking as Jeff and Debbie reconcile the past, live in the present, and pray for a possible future.
Overall, I can't say the book is a typical romance story because it's not. No, this book is a true story and with that comes a depth to the circumstances in this retelling of Jeff and Debbie's love that is hard to really describe. Real love is unconditional and when you truly love another, you will do anything and be there for them no matter what. Jeff just honestly tells of his time with Debbie and it's real, not fiction. A reader can walk away from this book with the advice of knowing love is real and family is what matters most.