Today on my blog I have The Legacy Letters tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, 5 Random Things, and giveaway.
A tragedy begins.
A husband and wife separate.
He’s dying. She doesn’t know.
She’s pregnant. He can’t return.
Now he races against time—
In the solitude of a mountain cabin.
In a faraway mountain range.
Trying to finish . . .
For his children—
his captivating stories and memories,
turned into practical, moral, and spiritual instructions,
now their “guidebook to life.”
For his wife—
his intimate words of great love and deep regret,
now his journey of redemption,
now her passage to forgiveness.
Ultimately, he gives his final gift
to her, to them,
to us all.
In The Legacy Letters the narrator is writing letters to his children and wife as a memento of life lessons since he is passing away and won’t be there to see his children grow up or even be born for that matter. In his letters he offers them advice about love, friendship, money, growing old, and just how to basically enjoy life and to never take it for granted.
I didn’t really have any expectations going into this book but I am so glad I read it. There isn’t a plot, climax, or even a resolution like we get in most books. But what this book has going for it that others don’t is it gives some great advice and makes us the reader actually sit and ponder on things like love, friendship, and loss. While I was reading one of the letters I was taken back to a time in my childhood that I actual had forgotten about where I came across one such letter from mom to me about these same things written in the form as if she had passed away and it brought back all those memories I had while reading this letter. Thankfully my mom is still with me but I remembered all the emotions I went through while reading that letter that my mom to this day has no idea I found little alone know I even read. But I think the narrator like my mom has given his family a gift that will always be cherished by his kids and wife as the kids get to the father they never met and the wife gets to remember all the reasons she fell in love with him to begin with.
I know I will keep the memory of this book for a long time just as I did with that letter I found all those years ago from my mom and hold it close to my heart. As we are not promised tomorrow so we need to live each day as it’s our last and be thankful for what we have and not worry about what we don’t. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
Carew lives life as a series of great tests of the spirit. Born with an adventurer’s heart—a fierce and undying curiosity to see and explore the world—he takes to his challenges as if they were fatefully created just for him. He is determined to be a Renaissance Man in an age that lauds the specialist. As seen by his writings and songs in The Legacy Letters, he is fascinated with the human condition and chronicles it by immersing himself in all its endless variations.
5 Random Things About Me:
I like to eat Cheerios with my son during thunderstorms (we call them “sleepy-o’s”).
The horse I was married on was the horse I did my first book signing on—his name is “Boots.”
I worked on one of Marlon Brando’s last films, “Don Juan de Marco.” We had great conversations about motorcycles and cars. He gave me signed baseball.
After having met on a ranch in Arizona where I worked as a cowboy, my now wife and I courted each other with over 200 old-fashioned love letters for over two years.
My favorite karaoke song is “Mustang Sally.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Carew for letting me review your book and for the 5 Random Things and say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.