Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Last Train to Omaha by Ann Whitely-Gillen


"What's the matter with you? Your daughter is gravely ill, and you have the nerve to take out your personal feelings on the one person she adores most in life."

Title: Last Train to Omaha
Author: Ann Whitely-Gillen
ISBN: 9780991832507
Publisher: AnnGillen Books/2013
Pages: 296

James Milligan has shut himself from everything after he witnesses his best friend's death when he was 18. He is a successful architect but does not let anyone get close to him. He is only in his elements when he is with dying veterans at the Aaron Milligan Palliative Care Center. He eases their pain and is very gentle and sensitive. He is known as "The Shepherd" because he can soothe dying people on their death bed. When Rebecca Doyle enters his life, he does not know how to react. Her cherubic daughter captivates him but he cannot vocalize his feelings to either of them.

A war veteran Martin Diggs helps him overcome his deep reservations. He also goes on journey of self discovery to finally find love.

This is novel about self realization, thoroughly captivating and thoughtful. It is about embracing life no matter what. The secondary characters made the novel a pleasure to read. 

16 comments:

fredamans said...

I really enjoyed this story too!

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Sounds like an emotional read.

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds interesting. Here are my teasers from River Road by Suzanne Johnson and Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule. Happy reading!

JoAnn said...

I'll bet this one is full of tension and drama!

Andrea King said...

I'm definitely curious now! Awesome teaer. :) Here’s my Teaser Tuesdays for the week!


Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Oohh, that sounds like a really good read!

Heidi said...

I love emotional roller coaster rides and this sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing! Here is my TT http://newpaperadventures.blogspot.com/2013/06/teaser-tuesday-june-25-2013.html

Sandy Nachlinger said...

This sounds like the kind of book I adore. Thanks for introducing me to it!
My Teaser is from ORPHAN TRAIN.

Elena said...

Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for stopping by!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Great teaser! This seems like a very emotional story. Thanks for sharing!

Karen and Gerard said...

Good teaser!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Oh I would keep reading -- sounds good. enjoy and thanks for joining in this week.

Yvonne said...

Very interesting teaser!

Denise @ Life With No Plot said...

Very interesting. I'll bet this is a tear jerker!

kelley jensen said...

I think I'd read a bit more before deciding. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Alice Teh said...

It seems that taking out on others, especially our loved ones is something we do at some point in our lives...