Friday, February 14, 2014

Prime of Life by P. D. Bekendam

Prime Of Life [Paperback]

Title: Prime of Life
Author: P. D. Bekendam
Pages: 272
Year: 2014
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
Note: I received a free copy of this book from Worthy Publishing’s First Look program in exchange for my honest review.

     A wonderful look at how different personalities relate to each other.

     Ben is the janitor at a retirement home in Southern California. He recently left his job as a cardiothoracic surgeon to search for a stress-free life with a little freedom from the past thrown in.

     This is P. D. Bekendam’s debut novel. He has done a masterful job of developing his characters for this book. Ben has a few idiosyncrasies that make their appearance early in the book and continue throughout the story. I did find some of these habits to be very annoying to me. But each of them is a part of who he is as a character. He is only one of a number of key individuals with a wide variety of personalities. It was fun to see how they all interacted with each other. There were times that the core group of characters didn’t get along with each other. Yet when they were facing a huge problem there were able to work together. I really enjoyed this.

     As I worked my way through the story I was planning on giving it only four stars. When I reached the end and found out how everything was wrapped up I knew it deserved more than that. I have decided to give it 5 stars. I’m looking forward to see what else Mr. Bekendam writes in the future.

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