Lindas Book Obsession Review “He Could Be Another Bill Gates” by Donna Levin

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He Could Be Another Bill Gates by Donna Levin

FROM THE BESTSELLING, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY HOME COMES A ROMANTIC COMEDY SET IN 21ST CENTURY SAN FRANCISCO, WHERE DIFFERENCES ARE CELEBRATED AND EVERYONE FITS IN … EXCEPT WHEN THEY DON’T.

Anna Kagen had her heart broken five years ago–so badly that she can’t imagine ever having another man in her life. Her ex-husband, Alex, would like her to stay single: that would ensure that he has control of their children, Jack, a 16-year-old on the autism spectrum, and five-year-old Marissa, whose “giftedness” might be wishful thinking on his part, since he needs someone to achieve his own unfulfilled ambitions.

As for Jack, he’s ready to open his heart: to the lissome redhead and high school queen bee, Ashleigh. And she’s taking an interest in him!

When Anna reconnects with Jason, a man from her past who was once kind to her and who has a special needs son of his own, they seem destined to become a new family. But not if their ex-spouses have anything to say about it….

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FROM THE BESTSELLING, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY HOME COMES A ROMANTIC COMEDY SET IN 21ST CENTURY SAN FRANCISCO, WHERE DIFFERENCES ARE CELEBRATED AND EVERYONE FITS IN … EXCEPT WHEN THEY DON’T.

Anna Kagen had her heart broken five years ago–so badly that she can’t imagine ever having another man in her life. Her ex-husband, Alex, would like her to stay single: that would ensure that he has control of their children, Jack, a 16-year-old on the autism spectrum, and five-year-old Marissa, whose “giftedness” might be wishful thinking on his part, since he needs someone to achieve his own unfulfilled ambitions.

ARRIVING OCT 1, 2018 · CHICKADEE PRINCE BOOKS

 

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  • ABOUT DONNA LEVIN

 

Donna Levin is the author of Extraordinary Means (William Morrow), California Street (Simon & Schuster) and the recent best-seller, There’s More Than One Way Home (Chickadee Prince Books 2017).Her new novel, He Could Be Another Bill Gates, will be published by Chickadee Prince Books in October 2018.

In addition to novels, Donna has published two books about writing, Get that Novel Started and Get that Novel Written, both with Writer’s Digest Books.

Donna has taught fiction writing for two decades, most notably at the University of California Extension at Berkeley, where she led the Novel-Writing Workshop. She has also been a frequent guest at writers’ conferences, including the San Francisco Writers’ Conference and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Donna’s work is archived in included in Boston University’s 20th Century Archives and in the California State Library’s collection of California novels.
She lives in San Francisco.

fullsizeoutput_35ee.jpegLINDAS BOOK OBSESSION REVIEW OF “HE COULD BE ANOTHER BILL GATES”  by Donna Levin, Chickadee Prince Books, October, 2018

Kudos to Donna Levin, author of “He Could Be Another Bill Gates” for  writing a unique contemporary, emotional, witty, compassionate , endearing, enjoyable and heartwarming novel. I love the way that Donna Levin discusses the challenges of being a supportive parent and writes about divorce, dysfunctional households, autism, and the spectrum, being different, teenage problems and coming of age problems, and problems in society. The Genres for this story are Fiction and Women’s Fiction, with a touch of Romance and Suspense.

The author describes her assorted cast of characters as complex and complicated due to circumstances. The story takes place in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the events or characters in the story. Anna Kagen is a divorced mom of a 16-year-old son Jack that is on the autism spectrum and a 5-year-old daughter Marissa who seems to be gifted. Their father Alex is a domineering man, who still likes to have control in his children’s life, whether Anna approves or not. Marissa is aware that her brother is very different. Jack does have certain problems adjusting to school.

Anna bonds with another single father, Jason, who has a  son that is in a similar program to Jack. Anna knows Jason from an earlier time in her life when he had helped her. It is unfortunate that both ex-spouses are not happy with their friendship.

Jack does become friends with a high school student a little older than himself, Ashley, who wants to help everyone. There are surprises and secrets, and twists and turns in this story. I would recommend this story for those readers who enjoy a contemporary and unique story.

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