Friday, June 8, 2012

The Forever Year by Ronald Anthony

Jesse Sienna, in his 30s, has never known his father the way he wanted to. Mickey Sienna, in his mid-80s, finds himself facing an uncertain future after his wife of 50 years dies. In a move that stuns even himself, Jesse asks his father to come live with him-an arrangement that begins disastrously.

Then Mickey starts telling his son the story of a remarkable woman Mickey once loved, a story that has stunning implications for the young man's current relationship with an equally exceptional woman. And in sharing this powerful part of the past, father and son are changed in ways neither could have imagined.  

I really wanted to love this story.  It starts out strong and when Mickey starts telling his story of his first love, you think, “Yes, now it’s getting good.”  It’s just that the story seems to fall flat and you figure out how his story ends so that when it comes, it is almost anti-climatic. 

3 stars (Rated PG-13 for some mild sex scenes)

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