The Will

Putting the will in willpower.

Laskin_THE-WILL_print-mockup_6Josh McCain has two years to reinvent himself. Stripped of everything that made life a swanky, booze and babe-filled breeze, Josh embarks on a grueling and often hilarious two-year regimen of self-discipline that targets his mind, body, and spirit.

Along the way, skeptics mock him; his own past taunts him; and saboteurs resolve to stop him. But Josh is determined to complete his “bucket list from hell,” and prove that who he was is not as important as who he can become.

Operating in unfamiliar territory, Josh turns to a cast of quirky characters to aid him on his secret journey; persons he’d have previously shunned. Upbeat and inspiring, The Will is an enthralling story of goofs and grit, of the regenerative power of friendship—and if Josh doesn’t blow it—real love.

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Amazon Reviews

5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic
on June 15, 2017
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I feel so inspired right now, and the timing couldn’t be better. I have goals and dreams, and have been overwhelmed lately so they’ve been on a back burner. Not anymore. No more excuses–where there’s a will there’s a way. There’s going to be some Thoreau in my future as well. Thank you, sir!


5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome sheer will and determination
on June 3, 2017
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This isn’t my normal type of read. I am really glad I did pick this. The sheer will and determination of the main character shows an amazing stride to maturity in the saddest of times. LOVE how the character came to know a variety of different people and races, something most definitely needed in today’s world. This was an absolute joy to read!!!


5.0 out of 5 starsA journey from self-absorbed to self-improved
on May 18, 2017
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The will, as in Last Will and Testament, has a catch. Josh has to complete a bucket list of seemingly meaningless tasks before he can claim his inheritance.

It’s a story of Josh’s journey from self-absorbed to self-improved. There are lessons for all of is this story. Especially meaningful to me are the lessons that we learn from people that seem to not having anything to give. The guy on the street corner, the chronically sick child, and others show us that life isn’t what it seems to be at first glance.

Some of his tasks and that he was able to complete them seemed to be a little far out but not impossible to accomplish.


5.0 out of 5 starsMust read if you like cheering for the underdog! I loved it. Great story! Five big stars!
on May 16, 2017
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I was cheering throughout the entire book!!! Absolutely LOVED IT!!! Quick read, but I was completely immersed, and couldn’t put it down. More please!


5.0 out of 5 starsTied for First
on May 3, 2017
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One of only two books I’ve read in 2017 that will remain memorable. Outstanding work.


5.0 out of 5 starsVery inspiring!
on April 30, 2017
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Could not put it down! Very inspiring! I loved all the quotes, the triumph of good over evil, and the way that Josh’s persistence and determination paid off, not just monetarily, but spiritually.


5.0 out of 5 starsThis is absolutely the best book I have read in a long time. I found myself rooting
on April 28, 2017
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This is absolutely the best book I have read in a long time. I found myself rooting for this young man. He represented something special in human nature. Thank you for such a wonderful work.


5.0 out of 5 starsFun to read.
on April 24, 2017
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The characters were great, it is a story you can figure out early, but can’t put down. Was really fun to read.


5.0 out of 5 starsThere were lots of fun twists and turns and with every chapter
on April 20, 2017
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This was such a heartwarming, humorous and thought provoking story. There were lots of fun twists and turns and with every chapter, I liked the main character more.


5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the characters
on October 30, 2016
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One of the most enjoyable books I have read this year. Enjoyed the characters, especially Josh.

5.0 out of 5 stars A truly truly awesome book !

on October 29, 2016
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Awesome book ! Might be corny to some,but awesome to others ! Where there is a will there is a way.

5.0 out of 5 stars Original Content

on October 27, 2016
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The plot-line of this book was very original.

4.0 out of 5 stars I truly enjoyed this book

on October 21, 2016
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I truly enjoyed this book. It was different from the usual romance books that I like reading. Just a little variety from the usual now and then is a nice change.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent pace.

on October 10, 2016
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Heart-warming; excellent pace.

 


5.0 out of 5 stars I’ve never met a Benjamin Laskin book I haven’t loved! And this one was even better
on October 10, 2016
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I’ve never met a Benjamin Laskin book I haven’t loved! And this one was even better. I especially liked the nicknames given several of the characters and the way they developed. The storyline kept me engaged and offers hope for a better tomorrow when one invests in oneself.

 


5.0 out of 5 stars The Will
on September 26, 2016
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I loved this book about a young, spoiled rich man and how his wise and loving father wrote rules into his will for his son. It was great to see how the son grew into a caring, sharing man.

 


4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book
on September 26, 2016
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I really enjoyed this book. It was kind of predictable, but I think that’s to be expected in many cases.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, Very entertaining

on September 22, 2016
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Excellent book, Very entertaining. Cleverly written with plenty of wit. I thoroughly enjoyed it. S. Medeiros
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read

on September 11, 2016
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I began reading this book, not knowing what to expect. His concept is terrific and he pretty much pulls it off well, leaving me hoping for a sequel. A few minor issues, like confusing segues between scenes and clarifying whether or not he was ultimately successful or not, but otherwise – I loved this book.

The main character makes such a complete – but believable – change in his life, it is inspiring. I highly recommend.


5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
on September 11, 2016
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Motivating, captivating, what I needed right now.

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars

on September 10, 2016
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surprisingly interesting

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book

on September 7, 2016
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This was a very well written book. It made me laugh and cry and I truly enjoyed reading it. It is a book that makes you realize what is really important in life.

5.0 out of 5 stars What an absolutely, lovely book!

on September 6, 2016
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This book touches you, but ever so subtly so that you don’t even realize it until you are turning page after page to find the next inspiration and/or gift revealed. At first, you really don’t care for Josh. And you are really not sure about his father! You think what a wasted father/son relationship. And then, gradually you begin to see, to understand just a bit, to slowly smile and then you are rooting and cheering and laughing out loud for seeing the pure joy of the celebration of the gifts that life gives us. Not preachy. Just purely joyfully lovely!!! And yes…I am still smiling. And inspired. And making a list. And yep…still smiling…

5.0 out of 5 stars Where did I find the best book I’ve read in a long time?
on September 4, 2016
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I was going through the books on my Kindle to pick what to read next, and I found “THE WILL.” It was nothing like the books I normally read. I don’t know how it got there. Once I got started, I couldn’t put it down. Josh is believable. I could understand where his father was coming from. I wound up admiring both father and son. A good story. Lots of fun along the way.

 


5.0 out of 5 stars A great weekend tead!
on September 3, 2016
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Inspirational and plausible. A feel-good story like we all need sometimes.

 


5.0 out of 5 stars Very Refreshing Book
on September 2, 2016
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very refreshing in the plot. I got as excited as if I was running the race myself.

5.0 out of 5 starsThis is one of the best books I have read in a long time

on July 21, 2016
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This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I couldn’t put it down. It really made me realize the importance of being a human being and not self centered. His fathered who left him a list of items he was to do before he could get his inheritance . You will have to read this book to see if Josh was able to complete his father’s wish.



5.0 out of 5 starsHow to be accountable for your life

on May 30, 2016
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Great message for everyone about taking responsibility and improving one’s life regardless of circumstances.


5.0 out of 5 starsAbsolutely loved this book
on May 1, 2016
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I would recommend this book to anyone who believes in never giving up on your dreams and to persevere. Awesome read.


 5.0 out of 5 starsHelping others is how we help ourselves
on April 24, 2016
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Above all this is a book about redemption. And that it is never too late to change if you have sufficient motivation. I will guarantee at least one chance at tears before the end of the book.

Josh is your stereotypical spoiled manchild. His father’s wealth has allowed him to be lazy, cruel and self-centered. When his father dies instead of stepping into the massive inheritance he expected, he is told he has two years to complete a list of 28 tasks, a sort of self improvement for a-holes or he can forfeit the money and it will go to his Aunt. Additionally all of his daddy provided comforts are being removed; no nice apartment, Porsche or credit cards.

Once his tantrum is over; and it takes an uncomfortably long time, he realizes that he wants to accept the challenge. Along the way he meets people who will help him with his quest. He learns about himself and others and becomes a better person. Of course there has to be a baddy and that is his Aunt Brooke who is trying in every way she can to thwart him.

This is a nice book about being a better person.


4.0 out of 5 stars Should be on your must read list

on April 23, 2016
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Very well written without being hi-brow. Inspirational and fun. Would give it a five but saving that for the great masterpieces.


4 1/2 Stars. Good book!

on April 10, 2016
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What a great premise! Josh, a rich, irresponsible, lazy, self-absorbed young man finds himself in a predicament. His father dies suddenly and when the will is read, Josh learned he is cut-off. No apartment, no car, no phone; nothing. He has two years to complete a list of fifty things his father and his friends compiled for him. If Josh is able to complete the list, he would get his inheritance.

Josh’s journey was a delightful read. It was humorous, heartfelt, educational, and very personable. It is a great reminder of the abilities of the human spirit. I really, really liked it!


5.0 out of 5 stars Wow profound
on April 9, 2016
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I love this story. It inspired me to find the strength of my will. This gave me inspiration to discover the strength of my will. Thanks, Benjamin!!!

5.0 out of 5 stars  What was that?
on April 7, 2016
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A very unexpected read, but most enjoyable. Had me guessing where we were going, yes we. I was a player also. Looking for more from this author.

5.0 out of 5 stars  Well written story sharing Some great life lessons!
on April 2, 2016
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Great story sharing some powerful lessons about mind, body and spirit for our journey!
“The Will” inspired me to realize that anyone no matter the odds or background, who reached down deep to “their will” can accomplish anything they set their mind too and change if they lay a plan and take action!

4.0 out of 5 stars Faith in the underdog
on March 25, 2016
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Compelling read from the beginning on. I wanted to cheer for this spoiled brat-hoping he would try to overcome all of the time he wasted not getting to know his father. Mr. Laskin surpassed what I thought possible for his leading character, cheered on by unlikely family along the way!

5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational fun!
on March 21, 2016
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Fun, easy read as well as highly inspiring. Makes one think about the unnessessaries we all participate in and how we could better use our time, resources and influences. Now if you’ll excuse me ….I have a list to make!

5.0 out of 5 stars A book everyone should read
on March 14, 2016
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The Will is a story of a person whom awakens to the important things in life. If we all could be so fortunate to internalize the lessons presented to influence our will to really live life. The Will is extremely well written. Characters evoke emotion in the reader. You will even find yourself cheering on the main character. The Will is well worth the read, a keeper.

5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet
on February 28, 2016
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I really liked this book. An over-entitled son is given a list of accomplishments he must complete before inheriting a fortune and no funds to help him. His growth is sweet.


5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the best books I’ve read in a long time

on February 20, 2016
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One of the best books I’ve read in a long time! I am an avid reader and this is the very first review I have ever done. Well done!!!

5.0 out of 5 stars  Nice to read something with a moral compass
on February 17, 2016
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Enjoyable book. Nice to read something with a moral compass.


5.0 out of 5 stars Another Special Treat
By camping corgi on December 31, 2015
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This is a well-written, thoroughly enjoyable story that leaves the reader with lots to think about. Such a sweet story!


5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
By Doublemorgan on November 9, 2015
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Want an upbeat book that is fun, is something you would want your kids to read and then discuss it with them? Want something so very rare in this world, a book without murder, mayhem, swearing, sex scenes, child abuse, depressed alcoholic characters? Yet a book that is very enjoyable to read? This book is for you. We need more authors like this one


5.0 out of 5 stars absolute best novel I have read in a long time
on October 24, 2015
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The absolute best novel I have read in a long time. I was engaged with the story from the first chapter and could not stop reading it til I finished the whole book several hours later!


5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and uplifting
on October 5, 2015
This was very difficult to put down. Each character could be you, a friend or neighbour. Reminds us that we can do or be anything we dream.

5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the book
on September 15, 2015
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I enjoyed the book. I cheered for him all the way….The surprise near the end made the story even more interesting.

5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful read!

on September 12, 2015
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It’s not often that I pick up a book and hate to put it down. This book was well written, funny, sad, and just plain fun to read.


5.0 out of 5 starsWill Power
on September 2, 2015
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“Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” it is said, and in this case a recently deceased father’s will has been written to guide his son’s way. Josh has a set of nearly impossible, highly worthwhile tasks to complete within two years if he is to inherit millions of dollars. We follow his ups and downs and his gradual development from a shallow slacker to an admirable young man.

Enjoyed this greatly, and I will probably buy another Laskin novel soon. He writes well, and this was uplifting.


5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Uplifting Book!
on August 31, 2015
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This book was exactly what I needed to read right now. I’m really a mystery/suspense genre-type reader, but sometimes you just get too much gruesome & need something uplifting. And this book was it for me. Every time I had to put it down & stop reading it (in order to do senseless things like Work, grocery shopping, sleeping, cooking, etc…) I just wanted to hurry up so that I could get back to the book. If you are in the mood for a well written book that doesn’t preach or push you, but just makes you feel good, I suggest you read this. The Will. It was great! -Cyndi Whedon

5.0 out of 5 starsAnother great book by Benjamin Laskin
on August 31, 2015
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This book took me a while to get through, but not for any reason that you may think. I had it out on my coffee table and everyone who picked it up asked to borrow it. The story is lovely and catches your attention right from the start.
I look forward to reading Benjamin’s other novels. It is rare that my whole family enjoys the same book, but we all enjoyed this one.

5.0 out of 5 starsGrowing up
on August 16, 2015
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Enjoyed this book and the main character’s changing views from becoming a rich spoiled brat to a very caring and thoughtful person.

5.0 out of 5 starsBoth fun to read and inspiring
on August 16, 2015
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I made the mistake of starting this book after midnight when I was having a difficult time sleeping. Unfortunately, the writing and story were so fantastic that I stayed up another half of the night unable to put the book down! I wasn’t at all sure that I was going to enjoy Josh’s character at first, and thought that the bucket list might be a bit heavy handed as a plot element, but I was easily wrong on both counts. Instead, by the end of the book I was feeling so inspired that I am making my own bucket list to commit to. 🙂


5.0 out of 5 starsGreat story for everyone
on July 31, 2015
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After reading the author’s Murphy’s Luck, I had to have more. I was not disappointed and have gone back for #3. The Will , hopefully will open a place inside you as it did for me. I came away with a sense of courage and excitement for what might be and also satisfaction for what is.

5.0 out of 5 starsWhere there’s a will…
on July 29, 2015
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Thanks for writing ‘The Will’. I had just finished ‘Murphy’s Luck’ and enjoyed that immensely.
I’m an avid reader and need to read to get to sleep. I finished the ‘Murphy’s Luck’ in two nights and ‘The Will’ between 5 AM and noon today. Your characters are well developed and the overall concept is different from other genres like mystery/thriller and sci-fi. I’m an agent with Baltimore Life and often deal with clients wills. That got me interested and then the addition of a book list in the plot which I’ve got about half covered along with many motivational quotes had me taking my kindle to work for the first time EVER! Everyone goes thru diversity, hardship and loss. It’s how we respond that matters.
Walter Malone’s ‘Opportunity ‘ quote is now on my wall. Thanks for reaffirming my belief in God, my family and myself.

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – Five Stars
on June 27, 2015
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Love it. Easy to read had hard time putting it down.

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – Awesome
on June 24, 2015
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One of the best books I’ve ever read,and I learned almost as much as the character in the book did.purely inspiring.

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – Loved it
on June 21, 2015
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Had no idea what this book was about. Turns out it show that with will you can accomplish anything you set you mind to. Josh was a spoiled rich boy with no character. His father dies and leaves him a fortune if he completes a list of tasks within two years. If he choose not to try all will go to his aunt and he will walk away with a small sum in comparison. He gives the list a try, but the tasks are daunting. How me decides to move forward with his life is surprising. I really enjoyed this book. Once I started it I did not put it down.

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – “Bucket List”
on June 20, 2015
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Excellent book..I did not want to put it down and I read it in a day. It keeps you in suspense to see if he does the whole “Bucket List” or not.

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – VERY INSPIRING!
on June 18, 2015
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What an inspiring story! So glad I ran across this book. An interesting way to find oneself. A father’s lesson from the grave. Loved the characters, loved the storyline, just loved everything about this book. Will definitely read again and that’s a huge compliment!

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – I so very much loved this book and how the story played out to …
on June 17, 2015
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I so very much loved this book and how the story played out to the end . Could not put the book down . Great story !!

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – Glad I discovered this book
on June 14, 2015
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In all honesty, I wasn’t expecting anything more than to pass the time during a couple of days during a hospital confinement. However, I got FAR more than I ever got from reading any other book in my Kindle collection so far. I loved this book. It is a story that will stay with me for a long time. There are very few books that I recommend to others, but I suggest putting this one on your “to be read” list.

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – Inspiring
on June 13, 2015
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Inspiring reading. Gives me a sense of hope that there is good in the world and good inside each of us.

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – Favorite
on June 11, 2015
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Took a chance on this through kindle unlimited and it may be one of my all time favorite books! Definitely a must read!
5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – Life changing inspiration
on June 8, 2015
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Great book, the power to change your own life is easily glimpsed by reading this book.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – Good story

on June 8, 2015
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I really enjoyed this book. The story moves quickly, it’s well-written, an easy read with a few predictable plot twists…and some that aren’t. It underscores what I’ve told my own children a hundred times; adversity builds character!

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – Where there is a will…
on June 7, 2015
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A gripping, humorous, enchanting read. I fell in love with the protagonist, as well as with the cast of supporting players woven about him.

Found myself in tears from time to time, sentimental fool that I am.

A lovely work of art!



5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars – There’s A Way

on June 6, 2015
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The premise of this book intrigued me, and I thought I’d give it a chance. Once I started reading, I did not want to put it down. It can seem overwhelming at first, with all the things Josh has to do. The author, however, manages to make everything flow seamlessly into one story. Although I found myself checking things off as they popped up, none of the events seemed forced. They all came across as a normal part of his new life.

I highly recommend this book.

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  The Will. So inspirational. Loved it.By K Rad on June 3, Kindle Edition – Verified PurchaseWhen I started this book, I had no idea how inspirational it would become for me. Sometimes “people or things” come in our life for a reason and this book was one of those “things” for me. I started reading this book last week. Yesterday, I was given news by my doctor that I had to make some drastic lifestyle changes for my health – can’t get around the genetics. Reading about Josh making drastic lifestyle changes, in the manner he did and in the timeframe he did gives me the inspiration I need to make the necessary changes in my own life. There are not many books that have such an impact on me, but this is one of those. I very much enjoyed reading the story of Josh’s 2 year journey.

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  GOOD BOOK!!!!!

By Windy on June 2, 2015

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If I could give this book more stars I would, it was delightful. Although there was insinuating sex mentioned, no graphic descriptions, I enjoyed every minute of it and my family was probably wondering what I was laughing about every so often.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  Great Read!

By Julie A. Massey “jayyy_emm” on June 2, 2015

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This story gave me hope again. What a beautifully crafted book. I loved the premise and the storyline just got better as I continued reading.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  I totally enjoyed this bookBy edith bucciano on May 31, 2015Format: Kindle Edition Verified PurchaseI totally enjoyed this book. It had me rooting for the main character through the entire book. It was light heartted, hopeful, had more than one wonderful message in it and I would highly recommend it

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  Thoroughly enjoyed

By Nancy on May 31, 2015

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A great uplifting read that makes you think about integrity, friendship, and living a worthwhile life. Enjoyed the humor and by the end I was laughing (and a bit teary-eyed). Plan to read another by this author soon.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  Absolutely loved it!

By MARGARET on May 29, 2015

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A father leaves his son a list of things his son must do in order to inherit his father’s money. These were all things that the father would have liked the son to complete while he was alive because he loved his son very much. It was a wonderful story.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  Well-written story with depth and meaning

By zzzon May 29, 2015

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A very well-written novel. And, a read of depth and meaning that made me think about my life, even while I so enjoyed reading the unfolding story. I thoroughly enjoyed and cheered for the main character as I watched him learn, grow and develop. Wonderful quotes to live by are part of this story, as well as so many reminders about how we create (and can re-create) ourselves. Here’s one to read again in about a year. Well-edited — a pleasure to read.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  The Will

By MARSHA RENSTROM on May 29, 2015

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Joshua thought he had a great life. He knew he was wealthy,loved his Porsche, women and alcohol. What others saw was that he was a complete overweight slob that only thought of himself. Then his wealthy father died, and when the will was read Joshua was more than shocked and angry what he heard! He had 2 years to change his life based on a list he had to complete in order to inherit millions of dollars. Can he do it? This is a fun book and I really recommend it!

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  I really enjoyed the character development in the book

By MarieIG on May 29, 2015

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As others posted, this book is about a young man who is basically cut out of his father’s will unless he can complete a “to do” list within two years. The list was meant to help the character grow spiritually, emotionally and physically. I really enjoyed the character development in the book, as the young mean went though the list.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  Very moving book, brought tears to my eyes.

By becky on May 28, 2015

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I found this story of a father’s faith in his son to be very inspirational. I’m making my own list for myself and each of my children


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  Old idee well done

By Nath Drouin “tell me about books” on May 28, 2015

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This is an old story. We have seen it many time yet this time it works fine again. I don t know if it s the main caracteror the writing but even if you know the ending before it een start, the book eorks. Great read.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  I liked everything about this book

By Jean at Tralfaz on May 28, 2015

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I liked everything about this book. It was funny, but had some sad moments also. The characters were unique and likable. Like other readers I found myself rooting for Josh as he slowly changes from a good, but totally self-centered person into the man his father felt he could be. As an added bonus, it was well edited.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  Good book

By Linda Collins on May 28, 2015

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Good read! Josh’ growth throughout the story was inspiring. I will look for more novels written by Benjamin Laskin. Enjoyable!


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  what a great story…..

By Lachula on May 27, 2015

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For me this was a fabulous book, it was so much fun to see how the main character Josh McCain deals with an unexpected challenge that his father left him in his Will. Even though one could feel it is a bit predictable, that did not matter to me as I became very invested in all of the books characters, and was rooting for Josh the whole way through. This is a book that gets you thinking not only about your life, and how you live it, but it is also full of such wonderful messages. I found this to be a book that I did not want to end.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  Wow

By Curt James on May 26, 2015

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I read this book in one day at work. Amazing story. I absolutely could not put it down. Great characters, excellent plot and quite a few tear jerking scenes. Talk about rooting for the underdog. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read. Great job, Mr. Laskin!!!


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  Great Book!

By Stk on May 26, 2015

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This was a wonderful, encouraging story. I loved the way the author used famous quotes to give life lessons. This is a must read for any age.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  Where there’s a will, there’s a way

By liberty grove “Ellen” on May 26, 2015

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The hero had quite a challenge. In living up to this, he gained a new lifestyle and a new extended family. I laughed and cried. It was a very enjoyable book.

5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  A book that will make you think about the path you’re on

By Bibliophile 76 on May 26, 2015

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I really liked the story. It was very heart warming. I also liked that it was peppered with a lot of quotes from a lot of great people.

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The perfect story to make you reflect on your life, your choices, and the path you’re headed down

By Taylor B.on May 5, 2015

This is the sort of book that stays with you long after you’ve finished, but not because it was overly dramatic or sad. It does, however, make you look at your life and your choices, and it allows you to reflect on things you can change to make yourself a better person for both you and your family.

I loved the characters and the way Benjamin brought each and every one of them to life, and I loved how descriptive and like real life the story was. We could all stand to read this book, not only because it’s a wonderful read, but also because of how it can make you a better person, family member, and friend.


5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars  One of the best books I’ve read recently!
 April 1, 2015
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This is one of the best books I’ve read recently! I only wish it had been longer, I hated for it to end. Watching the main character grow and change as he worked through the list was at times fun, but also inspiring. We all have ways we can improve ourselves and although the items on the list may have seemed random, they all achieved that goal. Highly recommended. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It 
March 29, 2015
By Patricia de Leon
This book had me completely hooked from the very first page. The storyline was well written, moderately paced with touches of humor throughout. I read this book in 6 hours. The book keeps you wanting more and honestly I wished there were more chapters!

5.0 out of 5 stars 5.0 out of 5 stars  Amazing things were achieved with this fictional character
March 3, 2015
By Courtney Woods
This book had me completely hooked from the very first page!!! Josh just doesn’t get it, and his father will show him the way! Amazing things were achieved with this fictional character that everyone can put to use in their everyday life!! A must read!!

5.0 out of 5 stars It was very entertaining …
February 22, 2015
By Ptanto20
This book was a page turner right til the end. I had a hard time putting the book down the characters were captivating. The book keeps you wanting more chapter after chapter. It was very entertaining and I feel like some people could relate to pieces of the book in their own lives. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Benjamin Laskin is a great writer who writes with compassion and wit.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story!

February 4, 2015

By Dawn O

This is the best book I’ve read in many months. The storyline was well written, moderately paced with touches of humor throughout. The main character, Josh, spends two years completing a bucket list his deceased father left him. The twist is that about half way through the challenge the focus changed for Josh. He came to learn how much more important people and relationships were than a monetary inheritance. I read this book in 8 hours and honestly wished there were more chapters!