Item description for Life Could be a Dream by Scott Curtis...
Overview At the sight of his abusive father lying wounded in the driveway, sixteen-year-old Sean flees. Sean is presented with a place to hide out - a safe-house within his own neighborhood, yet fifty years in the past. 1958 welcomes Sean with a beautiful girl named Clara. As far as he's concerned, nothing could make him return to the life he abandoned...but a decision like that might not be his to make.
Publishers Description After blending a heartwarming tale of friendship with a hint of suspense in his first novel titled Mommy's Choice, Scott Curtis returns with a refreshing novel that combines inspirational romance with a small dash of time travel. At the sight of his abusive father lying wounded in the driveway; 16 year-old Sean finds himself at his mother's side being urged to flee. He doesn't recall what happened, but he reluctantly obeys. Later at a friend's house, Sean is presented with a place to hide out where no one could ever come searching for him - a safe-house within his own neighborhood, yet fifty years in the past. 1958 welcomes Sean with its trusting neighbors, rock and roll records, chromed cars with flashy fins, and even a spot on the high school football team. Best of all, 1958 welcomes him with a beautiful girl named Clara. Sean is captured by all that his heart could ever desire in this life. As far as he's concerned, nothing could ever make him return to the life he abandoned. unfortunately, a decision like that may not be his alone to make. Scott Curtis is the pen name of the author of Mommy's Choice - a powerful novel that shed a new light on the impact of even our smallest choices. After receiving an honorable discharge from the US Navy, Scott spent five years working in retail management. He left the busy world of retail to pursue a career in finance with Matco Tools and has worked at the corporate office since 1998. He is currently a Sunday school teacher at Bethel Church of Tallmadge. The best moments of his life are spent with his wife of thirteen years and two young sons in Munroe Falls, Ohio. Scott can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Reviews - What do customers think about Life Could be a Dream?
A fun and surprisingly quick read Jun 15, 2009
I couldn't put this book down. Sean doesn't seem to have much going for him in the present and when he gets an opportunity to go back to 1958, he doesn't see any reason to pass it up. It's everyone's dream of a second chance and this time, it's in a world of rock & roll, soda fountains, and hula hoops. Just when it's all going perfect, it all starts to fall apart. The author brings an awesome resolution to absolutely everything at the end. At no point was I willing to set the book down. I highly recommend it.
Well written and fast paced May 31, 2008
I read this book in just two days! The characters were well written and the "scenery" was vivid. The writer brings forth a virtual movie of time travel, teenage love, and life in the 50's. I'd keep an eye on this author.
A kiss to remember! May 26, 2008
I don't read Christian-based romance very often due to the lack of excitement that can happen between people who are dating... hey, just being honest. But this writer has skills that brings romance to a different level and raises the bar for future writers. Who needs all that sex we find in mainstream romance when there's a writer who can bring forth kisses like those on page 107 & 108! You can't read these without exhaling a gasp of passion yourself - you can almost feel the kiss. I applaud this writer & I loved the whole premise of the book. I loved the characters & I hope this author has more to come. I'm a new fan!!
A fun, beach-read that leaves you wanting to read it again! May 22, 2008
You don't have to be a fan of the 1950's to like this book, and if you're not, you will be by the end of this fast-paced novel. Curtis truly captured the spirit of the 50's wonderfully in this tale of a hurting teenager who escapes to 1958. You really feel like part of the story as you witness Sean trying to start a new life in the same era as his own teenaged grandparents. Curtis weaves together some fascinating characters that help guide Sean to find out who he really is and what love and family is all about. Even while writing this, I'm ready to go back into this world and enjoy it all over again.