One Summer - David Baldacci

One Summer

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2011-06-14
  • Genre: Family Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 1,463 Ratings


David Baldacci delivers a moving, family drama about learning to love again after terrible heartbreak and loss in this classic New York Times bestsellersoon to be a Hallmark original movie. 

It's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country.

Just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover in a miraculous turn of events. He rises from what should have been his deathbed, determined to bring his fractured family back together. Struggling to rebuild their lives after Lizzie's death, he reunites everyone at Lizzie's childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. And there, over one unforgettable summer, Jack will begin to learn to love again, and he and his children will learn how to become a family once more.


  • Wonderful book

    By lmann78
    Great read. Hard to put down. The kind of book you want to keep reading to see what will happen next. No foul language, violence or sex scenes, just a well written book that keeps you interested to the end.
  • Sappy and predictable

    By readalot of books
    Very slow read Characters not well developed story line very predictable
  • One summer

    By pudge48
    I loved every word. I cried so hard I had a hard time catching my breath. I recommend this to everyone. Could not put it down. Write more. Pudge48
  • First book of 2016

    By AKreaderCA
    I typed this nice review out only for Apple to say ID taken. Piece of crap. A great read. Definitely worth the time, energy and emotions that were brought out of me.
  • Really great book

    By Mtndew.princess
    One Summer kept me on my toes. I had to download it on my iPod because I wanted to know what happens next.
  • One Summer

    By Solitextrous
    Disappointed in Baldachi's book One Summer. Although a departure from his others novels, I found this to be a bit soppy and highly predictable as to the eventual outcome of the characters depicted. I found myself "fast forwarding" the pages knowing what would occur at each turn. I am still an ardent fan of the author, but thought he missed the mark on this one.
  • WOW!!

    By Happy girl from IL.
    This is one of the best books I have ever read and I have read many many books in my 64 years. Read it....Love it!!
  • Loved it

    By 1angel465
    Best book I've read lately. Took me about a day or two to read it. I couldn't put it down!
  • Who knew...

    By Artsmart50
    that Baldacci had a sensitive side. I have always enjoyed his novels but really hesitated to pick this one up as romance is not my first choice and normally stay away from them. Great "sitting on the beach" read.
  • Inspirational

    By Joyceabradshaw
    I have read over 300 books the last year and this is, by far, the most touching, inspirational , thrilling book I have ever read. David Baldacci will touch every heart , of every person , who reads this book. It is awesome.