A Month of Tomorrowsby Chuck Walsh
A war hero's tale isn't always about war
WWII hero Samuel Gable has weeks to live. Eighty-eight years old, his body ravaged by cancer, he’s full of unrest for reasons that have nothing to do with the horrid disease. He has secrets to divulge, and local writer Pete Swift agrees to document what he assumes are a few tales of war. As Samuel recalls/p>
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A war hero's tale isn't always about war
WWII hero Samuel Gable has weeks to live. Eighty-eight years old, his body ravaged by cancer, he’s full of unrest for reasons that have nothing to do with the horrid disease. He has secrets to divulge, and local writer Pete Swift agrees to document what he assumes are a few tales of war. As Samuel recalls perilous days spent in the jungles of the South Pacific, however, Pete begins to live vicariously through Samuel’s stories. A kinship grows as the saga moves from the deadly battlefield to one of the great love stories of all time, as Samuel recalls his love affair with Callie, the dark-haired beauty he fell in love with before being shipped off to war.
Samuel’s stories weave the past and the present, and the reasons for his unrest begin to unfold. Pete comes to learn that Samuel’s son, Caleb, left home abruptly thirty years ago due to a tragic accident that ripped the family apart. Meanwhile, Pete finds himself drawn to Samuel’s daughter, Gabby, who moved back home to take care of her dying father. With Pete, Gabby has a shoulder to cry on and a diversion from the impending death that awaits her father. Their chemistry sets up a passionate collision course that threatens to undermine Samuel and Pete’s relationship, not to mention Pete’s marriage.
Both Samuel and Pete are burdened by situation and circumstance, but for entirely different reasons. Set in a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee, these unlikely friends are in a race against time to heal the wounds of their hearts.
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Meet the Author
Chuck Walsh is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and discovered a passion for writing in 2004. Since then, he has written human-interest articles for a dozen publications. He also coauthored Faces of Freedom (featured on Sean Hannity’s book list), a book that recognizes the noble lives of U.S. soldiers who died while fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan.
His first fiction novel, Shadows on Iron Mountain, is about a killer roaming the backwoods of East Tennessee.He has also written A Month of Tomorrows, a memoir of sorts that weaves between the jungles of the Philippines and the rolling hills of Tennessee, seen through the eyes of Samuel Gable, a WWII war hero down to his final days on earth.
Chuck lives in Columbia, SC with his wife Sandy. They have three children: Jessica, Brent, and Stephanie.Chuck, a former baseball player, is an avid fiction reader, and when he’s not working on his novels, is busy reading the works of others. His favorite writer is Cormac McCarthy, whom he considers the greatest writer of our generation.
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A Month of Tomorrows made me think of my mother and father and what they went through during WWII. It also reinforced my belief in true love, commitment, honor and integrity. I laughed, cheered and cried, but most of all, I did not want it to end. Based on his uncle’s life, I can only imagine how Walsh looks up to that man. Hat is off, hand is on my heart!
A Must Read - Story of a Many of Courage and Integrity, Entertaining and Uplifting A Month of Tomorrows by Chuck Walsh In his novel, A Month of Tomorrow, Chuck Walsh weaves an entrancing story of past and present as World War II veteran, Samuel Gabel, recounts his life. Set in the beautiful hills of Tennessee the reader is quickly transported to a slower pace of life and surrounded with the beauty of mountains, streams and nature. As Samuel knows his cancer will soon take his life he has but one thing left undone and that is to leave his children the story of his life. Pete, a local author, begrudgingly makes the time to go out to the home place and meet with Samuel. Samuel's blunt mannerism, his passion to release what is in his heart and the awareness of being in the presence of a great man captivate Pete. He becomes enthralled with getting Samuel's story written. When I first began A Month of Tomorrows I quickly misjudged and thought this was going to be just another one of those books bouncing from present to past. Chuck Walsh altered that view quickly as his presentation of this beautiful story stole not only my attention but my heart. His characters were so well developed one could not help but want to know more about them. The storyline was gripping, exciting and at times heartbreaking. Walsh mastered the art of blending the past and present seamlessly in this writing. It flowed easily allowing the reader to quickly shift scenes as the storyteller brings us into the lives of Samuel and his family. We feel the love of a mother saying goodbye as her son leaves for war. We see the wretched environment Samuel lived in those years he was at war and as hard as it was we felt the pain and gruesome life of a soldier. We feel the excitement of falling in love. Walsh holds nothing back. Each story Samuel tells is detailed filled. it gives us life lessons and hope. And yes, it does entertain. Once a few pages in it can not be easily put down. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction, romance or strong, male role models. Note: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is a wonderful story and heartfelt tribute to the authors uncle and all WW II vets. I would encourage readers to follow this author. He has a murder mystery in the wirks that is going to be a best seller.
Readers will truly enjoy this book. It is a great story based on true life experiences.