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50 Hours Franco Allessi is a broken lonely man who wants nothing 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 uickly 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

10 thoughts on “50 Hours

  1. Natasa Natasa says:

    This is a really emotional and beautiful story that should be read by so many people those touched by the grief and mourning same as those who didn't experienced that kind of tragedyFranco is a man who can not reconcile with his loss even three years after the death of his wife It seems that all that negative life giving in which he was lost instead of complete failure leads to his emotional healing Faced with two choices; a court sentence that could result in a job loss or volunteer's punishment in a charity Franco chooses the latterPerhaps the last place where anyone could see the hope for his recovery was precisely this A hospice for chronically diseased and dying patients is where he finds a cure for his solitude and slowly piece by piece rebuilds the small parts of his lifeThis touching book was based on the Kevin James O'Neill's scenario and the award winning author Loree Lough tells this story in a great novel dimension The details of the blue bird that appeared at numerous key moments of the novel were very beautiful and sweet and they enriched the whole story with a dose of mystery painting it with the charms of nature that surrounds us I can not help I'm weak on wildlife descriptions and those sweet animal characters50 hours is really a simple and beautiful story that will trigger your emotions even if you are a tough one as I'm trying to pretend I am though I show some tears from time to time To read this book you will not need 50 hours not even close A novel is read without much effort and is something you can indulge yourself in moments of relaxation Well take a break and fall into the story Thank you Progressive Rising Phoenix Press and NetGalley for a chance to read and review this beautiful novel

  2. Maria Maria says:

    Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review35 starsHeartwarming and moving story about friendship love terminal illness and death There’s no romantic couple but I didn’t miss it there’s a web of other significant and sometimes unexpected relationships There’s some inevitable sadness but the general tone is optimistic and even lyrical the blue jayI loved the hero Franco a middle aged widower still grieving his wife’s death his integrity and how he overcomes his problems getting involved with Aubrey and with projects that make him feel good about life againLoree Lough’s writing style is smooth and fluid and this was a very pleasurable readI'm grateful to the publisher Progressive Rising Phoenix Press and NetGalley for providing a free copy

  3. Tina Tina says:

    50 Hours by Loree LoughI so enjoyed the depth of characters in this book Loree Lough has produced a story line that not only captured my heart but sent my emotions in all directions as I read this remarkable story She adapted the screenplay 50 Hours by Kevin James O’Neill into a poignant story that brings the characters to lifeWhat does Franco Allessi a broken and lonely man expect from the judges’ order to serve fifty hours in community service? I think he first went as a way to stay out of jail but the residences of Savannah Falls Hospice soon change his mind and his heart How can healing come from a Hospice facility when those there may be facing a soon to be ending to their lives here on earth? Well healing does take place in very unusual waysThe residence of Savannah Falls Hospice are as uniue in their reasons for being there as well as the other life changing challenges they face Aubrey Brewer is one such residence who soon befriends Franco at a time he most needs it as does she Aubrey is one spunky and feisty lady I admire the way she faces the challenges before her but she does need a good friend I don’t think either of them realize the impact they are about to have on each other’s lives They have an unusual connection that I believe to be God designed This connection teaches them both powerful life lessons that will change them forever That special bonded friendship is tested when Aubrey asks Franco to do something she desperately needs done soon as her time is short however if he does comply with her wishes he could end up in jail What will he do? You will have to read the book to find outAs a retired Oncology RN with Hospice training I found this story to be especially moving Loree Lough easily captured the essence of the emotional roller coaster ride those facing life altering illnesses experience A remarkable story

  4. Susan Snodgrass Susan Snodgrass says:

    Franco Alessi has been numbing the pain of his wife's death with alcohol for years When he's convicted of driving drunk the judge sentences him to 50 hours of community service He chooses a hospice house only because it's within walking distance of his run down house trailer Aubrey Brewer is in the last stages of brain cancer and lives at Savannah Falls the hospice house where Franco is doing his 50 hours They connect in such a sweet way not romantic but just a precious relationship This novel was very moving and poignant and just a joy to read We all have something to learn from this one It drew me in uite easily and as the relationship between Franco and Aubrey deepened it was difficult to put down It is heartrending and at the same time joyful I enjoyed it very muchI was given a preview copy of this book by the publisher via Net Galley My opinion is my own

  5. Janet Marie Dowell Janet Marie Dowell says:

    Loree did an amazing job writing this book It's a story of hope second chances and friendship I would recommend the book to anyoneAubrey is facing a situation no one wants to face but she does it with grace and dignity I love her spunk and feisty attitude We should all face trials with a fun attitudeFranco has a troubled past and never dreams of the adventure he is about to take with Aubrey He doesn't realize the impact he has on her life and she doesn't realize the positive changes he makes because of her In the same way we don't always realize the impact we have on another person's lifeTo read about Aubrey's situation and their adventures and to find out what changes Franco makes you have to read the book

  6. Anne Campbell Anne Campbell says:

    According to this is classified as medical fiction Personally I'd also put it in the genre of women's fiction although obviously guys will like it too Jack Watts wrote one of the accolades for Put me down as one enthusiastic fanFranco Allessi is a bummed out ne'er do well who'd rather drink his memories away than live resulting in a DUI conviction with a judge who commands fifty hours in community service rather than jail time Savannah Falls Hospice seems the perfect place At least he enjoys the yardwork He used to own a landscaping company before his wife died and it's within walking distance of his barely livable trailer houseAt the hospice on the first day he meets Aubrey Brewer and breaks a cardinal rule under no circumstances is he to enter a patient's room The problem is a contract employee in her room who is bullying Aubrey He's forty hours into his service completion when she suggests the impossible If he does what she wishes he'll go to prisonOhmygoodness You really have to get this book and help them out of this precarious position please or Barnes and Noble uick While you're at it buy a box or two of tissue even if you're a guyI received a free copy of this book from the author in return for an endorsement

  7. Janice Sisemore Janice Sisemore says:

    50 Hours Franco has to do community service and ends up doing it a hospice home He forms a special friendship with a coupe of the residents One of which is Aubrey Franco wasn't always like he is now but changed and really changed after meeting Aubrey Love how he makes her last days so special Love this uote from the book Hug the people who matter to you Tell them you love them while you can This book is a real blessing it can make you cry but at the same time make you happy that you read it Franco does a lot of things really special for Aubrey but one will put his future in jeopardy How will it all work out read and see you won't regret it I received this book from Book Unleashed for my blog for my honest review I definitely recommend this book

  8. Mike Mike says:

    While pursing Net Galley for something to read I came across 50 Hours by Loree Lough Never have I read any books by this author I decided to give it a try I am glad I picked this book to read This is a heartfelt book about a man down on his luck and goes to do his community service at Savannah Falls Hospice Here he meets a number of people who our living out their last days His attitude on life changes and even though the ending is sad it has good life lessons also The book is a uick read one to read on a airplane or waiting for one I really enjoyed this book I will check out other books by this author Thanks Net Galley for the advanced copy

  9. Joann Joann says:

    Best book I've read in a long timeThe author captured so many emotions in this story The grief the friendship the love and the knowing of what's to come Two people in different worlds collide to form a friendship that will never be forgotten This book is amazing Is it sad ? Yes it is sad but not in the way you think it may actually be It gives us all hope It shows us how important our friendships are Thank you for writing such a fabulous book ❤️

  10. Debi Lantzer Debi Lantzer says:

    I'll start out by saying this this past January I celebrated 24 years of uninterrupted sobriety through the grace of God As a person who knows what it means to drink your pain away this book was really touching to me Franco Allessi is drowning in the sorrow of losing the love of his life his wife by drinking his life away He has lost his business he's resorted to doing jobs he never thought he would do he lives in a run down trailer and now in case it can't get any worse he's stuck doing court ordered community service for you guessed it 50 hours His AA sponsor encourages him to serve his 50 hours at a local hospice for chronically diseased and dying patients and he agrees since he can't drive along with the fact that the center is within walking distanceand then there's Aubrey Brewer a woman who you guessed it has 50 hours to live As much as you would think the two of these people and the title of the book are predictable let me stop you right now and let you know that is not the case Nothing about this story is predictable in fact The two main characters are really the bulk of the story but there's also a cool little added character a blue jay who appears at several key moments in the story The details of the bird are really sweet and it really added a bit of mystery to the story It's not a love story either there's love but it's God's love shown through the characters Of course due to the subject matter involved in the story there's some sadness There's also some happy tears involved as the story shows the unlikely pairing of friends and the healing in helping someone else achieve something they love I never write spoilers so it's a little hard to really share the story without sharing the story What I can tell you is this you will be disappointed if you miss out on this great book I loved the characters I loved the story line and I especially loved the healing in Franco's life thanks to him staying sober and doing the next right thing I've never read any other books by Loree Lough but I can promise you I will be reading them in the future

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