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Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite
The Last Tour: Love, Laughter, and Tears is the story of the author, Carolyn Day, and Ron Eckerman’s life together. After a failed marriage to a tour manager, the last thing Carolyn needs is to fall in love with yet another famous tour manager. However, while attending a funeral and in a casual chat to Ron Eckerman’s mother, who is one of her mother’s best friends, Carolyn promised to get in touch with Ron. This will happen years later and it marks the start of a love story that is threatened by Acute Myeloid Leukemia. As Ron struggles to fight the disease, Carolyn steadfastly stays by his side and Ron eventually finds true happiness on earth. This is a story that will leave a scar in your heart.
The Last Tour: Love, Laughter, and Tears is a tribute written by Carolyn Day in memory of Ron Eckerman, former tour manager of the famous Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fleetwood Mac, Humble Pie and a host of other bands and singers. Seemingly destined to touch each other’s lives, the couple’s mothers were good friends but it is not until later in life that their paths meet. A friendly message on Facebook blossomed into a love affair that would continue until Ron’s fight with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and beyond. What makes this novel interesting is that it is a story of love and laughter in the midst of a fatal illness, and what makes it gripping is that it is also a story of tears and sorrow. Obviously writing to honor her soul mate’s memory, Carolyn Day certainly succeeds in touching her readers' hearts. The Last Tour is a book that should give courage to those who face the finality of a loved one’s demise.