Monday, May 25, 2009

Book review for A Perfect Day by Richard Paul Evans

One of my favorite hobbies is reading. I can and have literally read through the whole day! I went to the library book sale last year and they were selling whole boxes of books for $5. One of the books I got was A Perfect Day by Richard Paul Evans.

Here's the summary inside the cover:

"Robert Harlan has three loves in his life: his wife, Allyson; his daughter, Carson; and his writing. A sales rep for a small radio station, he has hopes of one day leaving it all behind for a successful writing career. When he is unexpectedly laid off from his job, Allyson encourages him to pursue his dream of writing. He writes a novel entitled A Perfect Day, based on the last few months Allyson and her father Spent together as he died of cancer.

The story becomes a huge success and Robert finds himself swept into a new world, far from his wife and home. In time, Robert loses track of the things he loves most... until he meets a stranger who begins telling him intimate details about his past, his present and, most important, the brevity of his future. Thinking that he has just months to live, Robert begins to discover the truth about himself: who he has become, what he has lost, and what it will take to find love again."

Overall, this is just an OK book. A few times I wanted to peek at the ending to make sure everything turned out OK. I do admit, it did make me a little more grateful for my family and all they do for me. This book certainly had a strong morale behind it and wasn't just a book you forget about after you're done reading it. It was an easy and thought provoking read and kind of makes me glad I'm not famous!


  1. What library has that book sale? Let me know when it is again - I'd love to go!

  2. Isn't it nice to put things back into perspective every now and then? Myabe I need that book now!