In a departure from his fiction that involves suspense and action, David Baldacci has penned a sensitive and touching story about family and love titled One Summer. Jack Armstrong is coping with a seemingly fatal illness and the wrenching process of saying goodbye to his wife and children. Hoping to survive to see another Christmas, Jack has made peace with his mortality when his wife is tragically killed in an automobile accident. Jack must try to heal himself and his family and decides to take them to an old home on the beach that has been left to them by an aunt. The story illustrates the struggles of a family to overcome devastating losses and a father’s attempts to build new and stronger relationships with his children. This is a story of friendship, hope and love that will touch your heart.