If by some miracle, some fortuitous alignment of the stars and planets, you could go back in time to start over as an 11-year old – without the benefit of knowing anything that you know now or being able to change even a single breath in a day – would you do it? In this thrilling novel, one man experiences just that as he is transported back in time to his childhood. Get ready for an adventure like no other in "Life Tree".
On a cold rainy night while preparing for the next day's funeral, Peter McKinney sits in a bed & breakfast and stares into the night. Then through his memories, he slips back in time to the days preceding Christmas, 1964. The people, places, and events of his childhood were completely ordinary, even mundane, until that night during a similar storm. It was an evening that started off at a church Christmas party with food, fun, and friends. But Peter and his best friend Luke had unknowingly sparked a sequence of events that would change Peter's life forever. Surviving a near-tragedy that night only led to a shocking truth that Peter could never have imagined – especially at eleven years old.
This is a story of ordinary life. It may remind you of your own childhood, of laughter over silly things, imaginative play days, forever friends (or at least you thought they would be), and secrets that to this day your parents don't know about. It is about days free from worry when your only responsibility was making sure the dog got fed. It was a time when your parents seemed so different than they were when you got older. It was a time to dream of only the good things in life and to make wishes on stars. It was carefree, and happy, and once again – ordinary.
Until it wasn't.