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120 Days
M. Stratton

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~ Synopsis ~
120 days... The average number of days someone stays at Last Resort.
17 weeks. Surrounded by love, laughter and support.
4 months more time than they had before they walked through the door.
Real estate developer Ethan McGregor’s life was changed forever when his younger brother told him he was dying of cancer. Ethan was ready to do whatever it took to save Evan, but Evan had other plans.
Say goodbye…
Samantha Truman runs the privately-funded Last Resort. Watching her parent’s drive and determination to live longer than the doctors gave them was the inspiration for the resort. It is her heart and soul--she lives to make sure that each day is precious, and one more sunrise or sunset can make all the difference the guests at Last Resort need.
After finding his brother’s journal, and discovering more about Last Resort, Ethan is determined to find out if this place is one of those “too good to be true” places that turn out to be a scam. But he was not ready for Samantha Truman, he was not ready for everything to change, for his point of view in life to be so incredibly altered, for the world to turn its axis. There are, after all, some things Ethan can’t control, who to fall in love with is one of them.
How much can change in 120 days?

~ Book Trailer ~

Each and every one of the songs on this playlist mean a lot to this book, but these four songs I would listen to more than others while writing. Sometimes on a loop for hours at a time depending on what I was writing.
The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert
Heron Blue by Sun Kil Moon
Bloodstream by Stateless
Long & Lost by Florence + the Machine

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~ Review ~
120 days….that’s like 4 months give or take. Sounds like plenty of time to plan for trips, set goals, get ready for the holidays…you know..the fun stuff.  But 120 days takes on a completely different meaning when that’s the average amount of time you have left on this earth.

What an emotional read.  I was blown away by the emotional roller coaster that this story took me on.  I knew I was in trouble when just a few pages in I felt my throat clench and tears well up in my eyes.  Beautiful, the concept of allowing those with little time left to experience life to the fullest.  To allow them the opportunity to leave this earth with dignity having lived till their last moments. 

I had a feeling that the book would not only be the journey of Evan’s passing and Ethan coming to terms with his loss.  There was sooo much love.  Not just between Samantha and Ethan but of the many faces we come to meet along the way at their stay at the Last Resort.  But I had a feeling while reading that M. Stratton was about to throw me for another loop and there may or may not have been hints but none the less she crushed me. 

There is no way that you can possibly read this book and not be affected.  Take what it from you will, understanding, love, the ability to cope or strength to carry on.  But do yourself a favor and read this book.  

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~ About the Author ~
M. Stratton is an International Amazon bestselling author in the romantic suspense and mystery suspense categories for her Storm Series and Bender. She lives with her husband and son in Arizona, which is a big difference from where she grew up north of Chicago Illinois. As an only child she learned to tell herself stories to make the long winters go by quicker while dreaming of summer vacations. Now as an adult she still makes up stories to pass the time, but now she writes them down to share with other people.

Stratton is a self-proclaimed dork who loves to make people laugh. Her inner rock star is always on stage performing to a sold out crowd, but she quiet and shy on the outside. She spends her days plotting new ways to surprise her readers.

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