Retired businessman Worthy McGuire knows he cannot put it off any longer. Time is not on the side of the gruff World War II veteran racing to fulfill a promise he made amid the horrors of the D-Day invasion. As he plans a pilgrimage from Michigan to the site of both his best and worst day, Worthy now must rely on the those he trusts the least-his family.With no one else toRetired businessman Worthy McGuire knows he cannot put it off any longer. Time is not on the side of the gruff World War II veteran racing to fulfill a promise he made amid the horrors of the D-Day invasion. As he plans a pilgrimage from Michigan to the site of both his best and worst day, Worthy now must rely on the those he trusts the least-his family.With no one else to help him meet the physical demands of the trip, Worthy grudgingly includes his two grandchildren, David and Shannon, who are each battling their own insecurities. As his controlling son, Ted, and his manipulative daughter-in-law, Angela, follow Worthy and his grandkids to France, they have one goal: to drag the aging man home where they hope to take command of his finances and place him in a nursing home. As Worthy searches for a family from his past, only time will tell if he can patch the crumbling relationships with his family before it is too late.In this historical tale, a World War II veteran takes a journey of honor and courage as he sets off to complete the most important mission of his long life....
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Worthy McGuire Reviews
What an awesome book. I read it in 1 1/2 days, hated to put it down.The dynamics of a very dysfunctional family are believable characters (I think I know some of them); the patriarch of the family seems to be the only one interested in uniting the family.Worthy reminds me of my Dad, also a veteran of WWII, in his pride in serving his country, but unwillingness to share his experiences on those foreign lands until near the end of his long life. He is admirable, honest and a man of great integrity. The others, well, not so much, at least at the beginning.The battle scene itself opened my eyes to the horrors those brave men faced. I learned so much about the war, and admire those who fought, sometimes giving their lives for their fellow soldiers and for our country.This well-written book evokes many emotions: hope, horror, tears and heartbreak, along with laughter.I recommend this book, and look forward to others by Mr. McGee! Bravo on a work well-done!I received this book through Goodreads First Reads.
Never in a million years did I expect to love this book THIS much! It isn't the type of book I typically read, but I am SO glad I gave it a chance. This story was beautifully written. The characters were vivid and so easy to visualize. The words came to life off the pages and it was as if I was in the story. This novel had it all - happiness, sadness, drama, comedy, hope, love, on and on. Anyone who doesn't take the time to read this book is truly missing out. Thank you Tim McGee for such a wonderful story. Looking forward to your next book!
This is one of those books that you read, and there is a depth and beauty to the story that catches you off guard. I've given this book as a present, and the other readers have loved it as well. Great debut novel.
I really enjoyed this book. The author did a great job developing a dysfunctional family of characters on the edge. The description of the battle were vivid. I felt like I was there! I like the it ended... With some "loose ends". Realistic...
This was a book that was hard to put down. Great historical fiction, filled out with family drama.
What a wonderful book! Anyone who grew up with parents who served in WWII will relate to this. Beautifully written.