29-year-old Dylan Hunter is at the top of his game. His life is going exactly the way he planned, and he couldn’t be happier. He’s got a great job, great friends, a great social life and the future looks bright! Until one day when he’s woken by a knock on his door in the middle of the night. Standing there is Diane, an old flame from out of town who has decided to give up everything and relocate to New York with her 3-year-old daughter Spring. Despite the fact that a woman and child will seriously cramp his style, Dylan agrees to let Diane and Spring stay with him for a few days until they can find their own place. What he didn’t plan on was how Diane (and especially Spring) would change his whole outlook on life. Then when tragedy occurs, Dylan suddenly finds his perfect life is spinning out of control and he’s left trying desperately not to drop any of his plates.
Spinning is a wonderful, heart-felt story about how life never goes the way we plan. Populated with eccentric but lovable characters that grow and change over the course of the novel, Spinning draws the reader into the lives of Dylan, Spring and Diane. My one complaint was that I often had a hard time believing Spring was only 3 years old – she felt more like a 5 or 6 year old. With her sunny exuberance, Spring is the catalyst for change and growth in the other characters, and no matter what age, she’s the heart of the story. While not an action packed tale, Spinning keeps the reader enthralled with its realistic portrayal of everyday people dealing with the unexpected hardships of life and love.
Michael Baron has created another heart-warming tale that will resonate with readers of all types. A great feel-good read!
*This book was provided for review by the Publisher.