Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Review and My First Giveaway: Finding Marco

By Kenneth C. Cancellara

From the book jacket:

“As a young boy running through the mountain valleys of Italy, Mark Gentile dreams of success – the kind of success that happens in a boardroom, far away from the country life. So after graduating from a prestigious Canadian law school, Mark quickly climbs the corporate and legal ladder, eventually becoming CEO of a leading North American auto manufacturer. But after butting heads with company leaders, Mark fears he has compromised his ethics and decides to resign to determine the next stage of his life. With his wife’s blessing, Mark returns to Acerenza, his birthplace in southern Italy.”

This is the story of a man who has everything. A beautiful wife and daughter, the respect of his peers and all the money and success a person could hope for. The one thing he doesn’t have is peace of mind. He lost the little boy in him years ago to the business world he lives in.

Now, it’s time for him to find himself … to find the person he used to be before he climbed the corporate ladder. His solution is to go home, back to the place where he learned about life at the heels of his beloved grandfather.

As he connects with his former life, he learns what he really wants and decides what he will do with the rest of his life.

The decision doesn’t come easy, though. Like an addict with his drug, he has a constant pull that tries to drag him back into the world he wants to leave behind.

I enjoyed reading this book and I liked the author’s style. It was very smooth and flowed well.

Kenneth Cancellara is a lawyer himself, so he was able to bring that world to life. He’s also Italian and was born in the small town the story takes place in. And he lives in Canada.

Everything he writes about he has first-hand experience with, so the story is quite believable. I always find that a plus when I read a book.

This story is one that makes the reader think about their own life, as well, and I believe you will enjoy it, too. 

In fact, I’m so confident you’ll want to read “Finding Marco” that I’m giving away three – yes, three – copies of the book, compliments of Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists.

To enter, leave a comment telling me what you’ve always dreamed of doing with your life and if you feel you’ve come close to that. I’ll draw three names August 10, so you have until then to enter. 

Oh … and be sure to leave your email so I can contact you. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.


Thifa said...
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Georgia said...

It sounds like a good book to me also, and I've had trouble trying to find a new book to keep my interest.

I think I always wanted to have a sucessfull career (like you I suppose) and have a peaceful home life.

I'd say that I'm fairly close to that goal. Things are progressing at work and home is fairly peaceful.

you know my email, but here goes..