A Review of Last Train To Omaha by Ann Whitely-Gillen

* I received an e-book copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

278 pages
Book Developer :Wild Element ( March 2013)
 





Synopsis:

What happens when a bright young man’s promising future is
tragically derailed at the age of eighteen?

Thirty-five-year-old James Milligan, the solitary and impenetrable chief architect at one of Chicago’s leading design firms, has never recovered from the gruesome death of his best friend nearly two decades before. He’s learned that a distant heart is the only way to shut out the nagging guilt and pain that threatens to capsize him at any moment. Only the dying veterans at the Aaron Milligan Palliative Care Center know the depth of the overwhelming compassion that James harbors within himself, and he is determined never to let anyone else into his heart — or his future — again.

However, when caring and patient palliative care nurse Rebecca Doyle enters his world, his hardened exterior begins to crack against his will. Will Martin Diggs, the charismatic and perplexing Vietnam War veteran convince James that it’s not too late to reclaim his future?


My Thoughts:


A well written thought provoking book, I especially liked the character of Martin- such a wise individual. I found myself wishing he was a real person. All of the characters well rounded. I laughed, I cried and ended up learning a little about myself. I also found it to be a beautiful tribute to veterans.A fine debut novel. So, it's gonna be a four tea-cupper.





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