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A watch, lost moments and a lifetime of catching up, all these culminate together and end Anaya’s grueling life. A chance encounter with Gregory Augustine, Anaya’s patient, results in her time-travel back to her sixteen-year-old self. She now has a chance to relive life, a chance many never get.
She does not have to face the world alone, beside her are Kait and Tay, her high school best friends. Each day presents new possibilities and a chance for her to rewrite her own history. From romantic relationships, her struggle with bipolar disorder, her choice of a career and her relationship with her parents, Anaya has the opportunity to do everything her own way but with a mind of a thirty-five-year-old. It is like she is finally a step ahead of life. But as Anaya is yet to find out, there are things that cannot be cheated in life even with a watch that can turn back time and a relentless effort to undo past mistakes.
The Watchmaker’s Doctor by G. M. T. Schuilling is a thrilling book told in an enthralling yet elegant style. Every chapter reveals a different side of the story making it not only suspenseful but riveting. Anaya’s journey became increasingly captivating to me as different parts of her life unfolded. The brevity of the book makes it an easy and quick read. The plot was concise containing turns that kept me glued. G. M. T. Schuilling prowess is reflected in his ability to use simple language yet create an incredibly compelling read.
The underlying message of the book was by far the most impactful characteristic of The Watchmaker’s Doctor. At one point, Anaya remembers her relationship with her parents in her former years. Her lack of sympathy then, to what they had been facing, grieves her. The author, G. M. T. Schuilling, builds a storyline showcasing the importance of doing the best we can now. An opportunity to relive moments is rare and many times impossible.
The Watchmaker’s Doctor is for all readers. Anyone who longs to make every moment count and live each day as their last should read this book. According to Schuilling, so many instances in life go wasted and most often than not we settle for things that do not bring us happiness or any form of fulfillment. Life should be lived and not survived. I rate The Watchmaker’s Doctor 4 out of 4 stars. The profundity of the message is worth the rating.
The Watchmaker’s Doctor
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