Review: The Forever Year by Lou Aronica

"A tender, loving tale of what you can learn if you listen, The Forever Year by Lou Aronica will move you to tears and to laughter all in one beautiful book."

As the youngest of four children, Jesse Sienna does not believe that love will last forever.  He has a warm relationship with Marina, his latest girlfriend, but he knows the relationship will end eventually.  When he aging father moves in with him, he has problems connecting and his opinions on Marina are just one way they differ.  Jesse knew his parents’ marriage was very caring but he also thought it was passionless.

Mickey Sienna knows Marina is special and is upset that Jesse does not realize that.  He knows Jesse thinks he does not understand modern love but Mickey know more about love that Jesse would ever realize.   Mickey decides he must help his son by telling him a story, a story he never shared with any of his other children.

The effect on both of them is very intense and deeply moving.

Lou Aronica will touch us in so many ways as we immerse ourselves in this touching family drama.  Love – its meaning and our appreciation of it – is only one of the many themes in The Forever Year.  Any one with an aging parent or with siblings of differing views can appreciate the humor and the sadness Lou Aronica brings to every page.  Jesse and his father bonded over the story as they never had before.  Jesse, who had been closer to mother, found he had much he could learn from Mickey.  He just had to get the message.  A delight from beginning to end, pick up The Forever Year and meet the Sienna family.  Learn along with Jesse how special love with an extraordinary person can be.  You just have to let that love in.


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About the Book:
Genre: contemporary
ISBN: 978-1-936558-37-7
Page Count: 258 pages
Price: $ 9.99
Reviewer: Debby

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Sensuality Rating: Sweet
Star Rating: 4.5 Stars
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posted Saturday, May 11th, 2013

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