A family in crisis. An impossible choice. A race against time.
An unplanned pregnancy turns the lives of Deanna, her husband Max, and her teenage son upside down. But there’s something else wrong...
After baby David receives a cancer diagnosis, Deanna drops everything to focus on finding a cure. Max has other ideas.
Based on his own troubled past, Max challenges Deanna to consider quality of life versus quantity. Their opposing opinions throw their marriage into chaos and Deanna seeks treatment options alone.
Caught in the middle, Alex must navigate this family crisis on his own. An unexpected friendship with a cancer survivor may offer the perspective he needs.
With the clock ticking, Deanna stops at nothing to save baby David’s life... but will her relationship with her family survive the process?
Praise for David's Summer:
"This book...It had me from the very beginning til the very end. I loved it! I felt like I was a part of this family. I have to warn you...It is a tear-jerker but I think you'll love it, too."
"This book left me in tears. I could not put it down. The question of how far would you go to save your child is epic. A story of cancer and support when your world is turned upside down."
"This story is an emotional one. How could a story not be when a baby is diagnosed with cancer? I was actually most taken with Alex and I wish there would have been more regarding his feelings about his brother."
"I would definitely read more from this author."
"As I read this book, I cried through the honesty of the family and what they were going through. The value of a human being is priceless, especially a child. This book is an emotionally charged read and will stay with you for a long time. Excellent!"
"This is a riveting story of crisis within a family and the toll taken when one is extremely ill and the family is floundering in the midst of pain and suffering. It is an important story and one felt by countless families every day. I was deeply affected by the teenage son's experience, as he lost his support team."
"Totally heartbreaking. Deanna and Max and their two boys, Alex and David, and how lives can change suddenly. Nobody knows when changes occur and the effect it has on everyone. A captivating story which will keep you reading to the end."
"This was a good story. It wasn't as sad as I thought it was going to be. There was a lot of growth and communication happening for this family throughout this tragedy they experienced."
"What an excellent and well written story. Gabel took a very difficult subject and was able to intertwine a story around it in such a way that I just had to keep reading. Can't wait to see what he writes next!"
"David's Summer was very well set from the beginning. Some parts made me smile, while others made me cry. I rate a book by my heart. This book pulled at my heart strings. This book was full of raw emotions. Anyone who has dealt with cancer knows its fury. A MUST read."
About the Author
Since 1992, Lee has worked within the visual and dramatic arts landscape as a graphic designer, illustrator, visual effects artist, animator, screenwriter and author. He's contributed to an Emmy award and once walked 63.5 kilometers in 13 hours. Traditionally trained as a screenwriter, Lee has moved to writing books in order to share his stories.
Lee has spent most of his life living on an island in the Pacific Northwest and he writes in multiple genres that interest him. Why? In his own words: “Writing is magic. I’ll never understand how it works the way it does, but I do know if I put energy into writing, it rewards me in strange and wonderful ways. Even if I know where I’m going in a story, often I’ll end up being pulled in directions by my characters that I least expect. What ends up on the page never ceases to surprise me, and that’s super cool. Writing continues to be one of the most difficult and most rewarding aspects of my life.”
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