NEW BOOK RELEASE
From Bestselling and Award Winning Author
Based on a Screenplay by Kevin James O’Neill
“This is the kind of book that wins Pulitzer Prizes.”
– Catherine Lanigan, Author of Romancing the Stone
Genre: General Fiction
Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press
Publication Date: June 30, 2017
A broken man, a dying woman, and a friendship that changes them both.
Franco Allessi is a broken, lonely man who wants nothing more than to outrun the ghosts of his past. For years, he tries to numb the pain of his wife’s death with cheap beer and whiskey. When he’s convicted of drunk driving, the judge revokes his license for six months and orders him to serve fifty hours of community service. Franco chooses Savannah Falls Hospice for no reason other than it’s walking distance from his dilapidated house trailer.
On his first day on the job, he meets Aubrey Brewer, a woman whose time on earth is quickly ticking to a stop. Their unusual connection teaches powerful, life-changing lessons about friendship, acceptance, and the importance of appreciating that precious treasure called Life.
Loree Lough is an exceptional author, and that’s why I approached her about writing the novel for my Feature film, 50 Hours. But I had no idea how wonderful her novelization would be until I read it. Loree was able to dig so deep into my characters. She unearthed and richly developed the film’s skeletal characters and give them three dimensional lives. I am so happy with the book!
– Kevin O’Neill, writer/director/actor/producer
Praise for 50 Hours by Loree Lough
50 Hours is a moving story about love, loss, friendship, and last chances. It’s a reminder that our lives are precious stories, no matter how long or short. This is a must-read for all of us who have been touched by cancer – victims, caregivers, family, and friends. This poignant and touching tale will inspire hope in the midst of even the darkest hours.
– Cerella Sechrist, author of the popular Findlay Roads series from Harlequin
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry… 50 Hours is an unforgettable tale of healing, redemption, and the cost of true love. With a delicate pen, author Loree Lough writes an honest and poignant view of what cancer patients face with commendable bravery. A must-read for readers of every kind!
– Rachel Muller, author of bestselling World War II series, Love & War, and the newly released, Phillip’s War
Loree Lough took a difficult subject and turned it into a compelling read with light humor to soften the inevitable sadness that comes with a depressing disease.
– Emma Gingerich – author of Runaway Amish Girl; the Great Escape
50 Hours is a book you won’t be able to put down, and its messages of love and compassion will linger with you long after you’ve turned the last page.
– Kate James, award-winning author of Sanctuary Cove, Silver Linings, and The Truth About Hope
The novel is a reminder that life is indeed short, but always worth living. And almost always… one life will touch many others. Great job Loree!
– Robin Bayne, author of Reunion At Crane Lake. www.robinbayne.com
Emerson said, “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.” Aubrey and Franco succeeded. Believe me when I say, THIS IS THE KIND OF BOOK THAT WINS PULITZER PRIZES.
– Catherine Lanigan, author of Romancing the Stone, The Jewel of the Nile, and over forty-five novels and non-fiction
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Aubrey meets Franco…almost…
Aubrey squared her shoulders, determined not to let it get to her when she got another eyeful of the rubble, took a deep breath, and opened the door.
What she saw froze her in place.
Her room was clean and clutter-free—tidier, even, than before the smart-mouthed workman knocked over her étagère. The books, photographs, and candles had been artfully arranged above a new TV and stereo unit, and beneath them, her art kit, smack in the middle of the bottom shelf. Every splintered picture frame had been replaced, every shard of glass vacuumed up.
If she hurried, Aubrey could catch Mrs. Kane before she left for the day. She wanted to find out which thoughtful staffer had gone the extra mile to create order and calm where chaos had been.
“Oh, thank goodness you’re still here,” she said, sitting across from the director’s desk.
“Aubrey, you’re all flushed and out of breath.” Mrs. Kane rushed to her side. “Let me call the—”
“No, no, I’m fine. Well, as fine as I’m ever going to be. I stopped by to find out who you assigned to clean up my room, because I’d like to say thank you in person. What a great surprise it was, finding all that wreckage gone! I went for a walk . . . afterward. To clear my head, sort out why I had made such a fuss about . . . about the broken stuff. Because at this stage of my life, what does it matter, you know?”
“No, I’m afraid I don’t know.” Mrs. Kane returned to her chair. “What are you talking about?”
Aubrey sat, blinking and confused. Why would Mrs. Kane have a problem telling her who’d performed this act of kindness?
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50 Hours (eBook Copy)
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Contest runs from June 30 – July 8, 2017.
About Loree Lough
Bestselling author LOREE LOUGH once sang for her supper, performing across the U.S. and Canada. Now and then, she blows the dust from her 6-string to croon a tune or two, but mostly, she writes novels that have earned hundreds of industry and “Readers’ Choice” awards, 4- and 5-star reviews, and 7 book-to-movie options. Her 115th book, 50 Hours, is her most personal to date. Recently released, The Man She Knew, book #1 in her “By Way of the Lighthouse” series from Harlequin Heartwarming.
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