Paul James loved Clara Bateman.
Hating her would have been easier.
She was past, and he was hell-bent on keeping her there.
Or so he thought…
Craigslist Ad: DESPERATELY SEEKING EPIC
You’re my father.
I don’t know much about you. I know your name is Paul James, you’re a thrill seeker, and once upon a time you did stunts and people called you ‘Epic.’
Ive been told you don’t know about me. That it’s complicated.
Here’s the thing: I’m twelve years old… and I’m dying.
And as much as this could crush my mother, I have to meet you before I go.
In time, I’m sure she’ll understand. She’s still in love with you.
So, Epic, if you read this, please come back. You don’t have to be my dad. You don’t even have to tell me you love me or you’re sorry. Just come see me.
Patiently waiting, but running out of time,
Panty Scorching- 2
Tissues – 5
Storyline – 5
Value – 5
Overall – 5
Reviewed by Ladyballs
This is one of those books that after your done reading it, it will stay with you for days….it will make you embrace your children in hugs, kiss their cheeks and make sure they are tucked in at night tightly. It will make you send a prayer up thanking God for those little mini people living in your house. It will also leave you feeling gutted and cleansed at that same time. Gutted because if you have children it will tug, no yank on your heartstrings and cleansed because you will cry and cry hard but will feel healed and at peace by the end.
I am finding it extremely hard to do a review for this book without giving away huge parts of the book so I will try my best to do it justice.
There is so much, much more to this storyline but here is just a brief description….Paul and Clara made a child years ago under the oddest set of circumstances. Paul leaves without a word to anyone and does not know of this child until he returns to his past, 13 years later to not only find out he has a daughter but that she is sick and is dying and she needs to see if he is a match for a cure for her.
I will say why I am not a huge fan of books about sick children because I find them extremely heartbreaking…..I loved this book. It was beautifully written and it was handled with dignity. I fell in absolute love with Paul and Clara as well as their ailing daughter Neena. The author makes you feel every single emotion and let me tell you there are a lot. From Paul finding out he has a daughter to trying to save her and dealing with her eminent demise right down to Paul and Clara reuniting. I was feeling so connected to these characters and was having a hard time knowing it would come to an end soon. Hands down one of the better books I have read in awhile.
While it deals with a serious topic, which was dealing with a child, I found it mesmerizing and touching to see this awkward family come together and deal with such profound issues. I highly recommend it but have the tissues ready and leave the next few days after you read it to recover!
B N Toler lives in Virginia. When she’s not reading and writing, she’s thinking about reading and writing. Before she became a self-proclaimed writer, she worked as a realestate agent and as an orthodontic technician. **She will notice your teeth before your eyes or hair or anything.**
She enjoys shopping (way too much) and is on a first name basis with several employees at the local Target in her town.