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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
One Golden Day by Charles D'Amico is the story of a man who reminisces about his past as he waits for his bride to walk down the aisle to marry him. Travis Golden was a 27-year-old man about to get married to the woman of his dreams. On his wedding day, Travis remembered his life as it was before this happy day. He retells his past as to how he grew up with his twin sister only 12 minutes older than him. When people looked at Travis now, they only saw a successful basketball player and nothing else. They didn't know basketball was once his stress release when things were bad at home. His only respite was his sister and shooting hoops. However, his journey of passion, of regrets, and determination was exactly what he needed to become the man he was today.
One Golden Day was such a beautiful story. It felt intimate, like talking to a friend and remembering a cherished past together. Charles D'Amico did a wonderful job of building the story, giving Travis plenty of room to share his stories, and allowed him to share his worries at his own pace. We got to know that Travis loved his sister, his mother, his grandmother, and of course, he loved Leighton a lot. His connection with his mother was strong, his friendship with Chris was funny, and his love for Leighton was heartwarming. The way Travis jumped from one memory to another was very genuine as the author didn’t try to make it artificial or give a sequence to it all. That was such a nice touch of realism. It made Travis human, and I loved that. It was such a good, light-hearted, and wonderful story to read. Perfect for readers of all ages.