Sometimes life doesn’t give you what you want. It gives you what you need. Pete Vanderveer was a shy suburban lawyer from Buffalo. His father, Marcellus, ran a small company there. Just before he died he asked Pete to take it over, to look after his employees. Pete was terrified. He was sure he lacked all the skills. But his father told him he wouldn’t be alone. His right-hand man, his ‘other son’ Joe, would always be there. Together, they could do anything, Marcellus told them.
But even Marcellus could never have guessed what the two young men would achieve. In a few short years, Pete found himself not only one of the richest men in the world, but one of the most philanthropic. The shy, diffident young lawyer now strode the world stage.
But you can save millions of people, and not know what is going on in the hearts of those you love. Pete had no idea why, one day, Joe just up and left the company, left New York City too. He turned up years later in his home town of Sydney, Australia, shining shoes in the Pitt Street Mall. What happened in between, to Joe and Pete and to the women they both loved, was a story destined to change many lives.
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|“THIS IS A MOVING STORY WITH AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE. IT IS WRITTEN WITH HONESTY AND THOUGHT PROVOKING INSIGHT.”
(Irina Markovsky, NSW Writers’ Centre)
“THOUGHT PROVOKING YET SUBTLE…FROM THE OPENING SCENE JOE SHOWS US HOW ‘EVERYONE IS JUST ONE DECISION AWAY FROM CHANGING THE WORLD’. BECAUSE HE BELIEVES IT THE AUDIENCE DOES TOO. A LIGHT HEARTED YET INSPIRING READ ABOUT ONE PERSON’S POTENTIAL TO CHANGE SO MANY LIVES. AND YES, THAT PERSON COULD BE YOU.”
“THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE. I READ IT IN ONE SITTING”
“A VERY VERY CLEVER STORY. I LOVED THE CHARACTERS”.
“A GREAT BOOK! A VERY EASY READ. I LOVED IT.”
“WHAT A CHANGE TO READ SUCH AN UPLIFTING BOOK. IT LEFT ME WITH SUCH A POSITIVE FEELING THAT ANYONE CAN DO ANYTHING AND ENJOY WHATEVER THEY ARE DOING.”
“I WOULD CHALLENGE ANYONE TO READ THIS AND NOT HAVE THEIR HEART AND SOUL MOVED…IF THERE WERE MORE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD LIKE THE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK, THE WORLD WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE.”
“A MODERN DAY PARABLE? A ROMANCE? AN ADVENTURE? THIS OFFERING FROM VICTOR KLINE IS ALL OF THESE AND MORE. HE WEAVES A REMARKABLE STORY. VERDICT: UNPUTDOWNABLE.”
“THERE IS A KEEN INSIGHT HERE THAT IS OFTEN SERIOUS AND FUNNY AT THE SAME TIME.”
“A GREAT READ, A REMARKABLE STORY. I HAVE NEVER READ ANYTHING SO SWIFTLY IN MY LIFE.”
“POWERFUL, ENRICHING, HEARTWARMING, INSPIRING, LIFE CHANGING.”