When Ed Connor slips into a coma his wife, children and their families arrive at the hospital to await his recovery. They gather around his bedside and begin reminiscing about the good old days but as the hours pass stress begins to take its toll causing long held family secrets and unresolved issues to surface. A disagreement over a DNR order put Ed's sons, Steve and Peter, at odds and the family speculates that their anger is really about an event that led to their falling out when they were teens. While in his coma, Ed exists somewhere between life and death as he searches for answers to why Peter and Steve became estranged and what he could have done differently when Steve tried to tell him that he was gay. The family is drawn into the bitter battle between Peter and Steve, and they fear things will never be right between them again. It's now up to the family to devise an intervention as a last ditch effort to bring these two battling brothers back into the family.
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)|
About the Author
I still live in the community where I met and married my lovely wife, Janice. Actually, she lived around the corner from me and we both ignored each other until our teen years when the hormone thing kicked in and we suddenly realized that the cute little girl skipping rope and that goofy boy riding a bike had both grown up. We are the proud parents of April and Lindsay; both of whom are now married. April married Darren and they have two beautiful boys, Brian and Owen. Lindsay married Tim and they have two beautiful children: Kailyn and Evan. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, camping with my family, golfing, making candles, and restoring my antique European sports car, a 1972 MGB. They say to write from what you know, so I do. I write of love, life and relationships.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Last Prejudice based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Out of the mouth of babes... Children say the darnedest things now and then… Really a tear jerker at times. But… a good story with some reminders about life and how quickly we can miss what we really meant to do. This is a life lesson but not one in a preaching mode. It’s a really intense storyline. Sometimes it will make you angry and sometimes it will make you sad. Others, will make you laugh. It’s about how prejudice and arguing within one’s family can make us all miss some of the most important moments of our lives. How a small difference can hurt and can involve each and every person in our family, no matter what age. Much of this story is based on memories and what family members didn’t realize about one another. Almost all of the setting is in a hospital room. Sounds impossible doesn’t it? However, I think because the dialog is written so well, the scene or setting only adds to helping the story become more passionate at times. It also takes excellent character definition to tell a story this way and Blodgett seems to have done it quite well. Bill Blodgett has 3 or 4 other books all with good reviews. Each one looks like a different genre. Takes a good author to write in such different genres and get good reviews. Better check him out. ***This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
Wow what a great book! It is a great story with lots of heart and meaning! The conflicts seem very real and kept me reading from start to finish!