When his ex-wife rudely awakened Dr. Ben McAllan on Christmas Eve, he never imagined that within a 24-hour timeframe he would be faced with an emotionally charged reunion with a love thought lost to death, or have his reality again jolted by the realization that their son, Jonah, was in need of life-saving brain surgery. Feeling a need to gain control of his life, Ben undertakes a harrowing journey through a severe snowstorm in his open Mercedes convertible for one, possibly final chance to grant his son's simple wish to see a real Christmas tree.
Set in a hospital in Portland, Oregon, the 53K word novel, Jonah's Tree, chronicles a 24- hour day in the life of anesthesiologist, Ben McAllan. Layers of emotion for friends and family are peeled away, finally exposing Ben's intense feelings of betrayal as they are unleashed on a past love whose possession of a stolen identity complicates, not only their lives, but jeopardized the of their son. Tender, humorous, and even abrasive at times, Ben McAllan navigates the fine lines between faith and mistrust, love and loathing, but most importantly, the inescapable realities between life and death.
As the physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries defining Ben's life are tested again and again, will a mischievous stranger help him find the strength of forgiveness and the courage to love again?
A severe snow storm in Portland Oregon?
and of course an "open convertible" cause what? the mechanism broke?
"to see a real Christmas tree?" Portland is a city FULL of evergreens.
This is unfocused blather and some of what you write literally doesn't make sense: "the inescapable realities between life and death"; "physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries defining Ben's life"; and "exposing Ben's intense feelings of betrayal as they are unleashed".
Start over. Be specific. You're going to get some harsh comments in the comment trail. Pay attention to them.