Summer of Light
Forced out of his job as a respected tradesman by a freak accident, Mick Brannigan has to adjust to the new role of stay-at-home dad, while his wife Layne reluctantly returns to work in a law firm. A story of...
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Forced out of his job as a respected tradesman by a freak accident, Mick Brannigan has to adjust to the new role of stay-at-home dad, while his wife Layne reluctantly returns to work in a law firm. A story of what's important in life.
From the Christy Award-winning Author of Levi's Will
"You never know what the day will bring..."
Mick Brannigan, a construction worker, loses a good-paying job because of some freak accident, sort of his fault but not his fault. Adding insult to injury, he finds himself playing nursemaid to his three kids.
"Mick's whole life felt like an accident..."
Even more flustered is his wife, Layne, now forced to get a job to keep a paycheck coming in. Mick isn't the stay-at-home-dad type, she's sure. He's a good dad--when she is there to supervise it all...the unrelenting daily stuff. Keeping the house clean, food in the fridge. Attacking the ever-mounting laundry. Supervising their five acres of land and the menagerie of animals....
"It wasn't his idea to stay home with the kids..."
A lot is on the line, and just how the Brannigan family will survive--that is, without anyone getting seriously hurt or killed, the kids not ending up psychologically and emotionally damaged, the laundry not undoing their marriage--all remains to be seen....
Packed with humor, true-to-life characters, and themes to enlighten the soul, Summer of Light is altogether poignant, witty, entertaining, and delightfully down-to-earth.
W. Dale Cramer is a husband, father, jack-of-all-trades, and author of the highly acclaimed novels Sutter's Cross; Levi's Will and Bad Ground as well as several published works of short fiction. He and his wife and two sons make their home in northern Georgia