If I Could Give You A Day
If I Could Give You A Day
If I Could Give You A Day

If I Could Give You A Day

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Amazon Best-Seller 
Women’s Fiction/Fantasy Category

Complacent, self-made millionaire Scott Northwood wakes up one morning to discover he’s been given the ability to extend the lives of people who are about to die just when they are on the verge of achieving something important. 

But there’s a catch—he must shorten his own lifespan by an equivalent amount of time. 
Scott plunges into a moral and emotional maelstrom as his desire to live out his own comfortable life collides with a growing sense of obligation to transfer time to others who are clearly more deserving. Complicating matters, he falls deeply in love.


“Richards’s intriguing debut novel explores various weighty questions, such as the definition of a well-lived life. 
The plot keeps a sharp pace.  The book poses many morally fraught questions: Isn’t each person’s life worth saving equally? Who can determine the value of a life? Is it wise to really play God? 
Bonus points: the Pacific Northwest is painted with a vibrant, saturated palette.” 
– Kirkus Reviews

“Every Nicholas Sparks fan, any reader of The Shack or Pay It Forward will absolutely love this book.   Heartening, uplifting and romantic!  If it’s possible for a novel to make you a better person, this might be the one to do it.” – Victoria Skurnick,
Former Editor-in-Chief – The Book of the Month Club

“Richards leaves little doubt of a promising future on best seller lists.  This book takes more than one totally unexpected turn pushing the engaged reader not to put the book down until the end. The plot line insists that the reader stay the course—likely with a huge box of tissues at hand!
The descriptive material makes me want to pack and travel to the Pacific Northwest.  This is an excellent first (or twenty-first) novel. It is one that will stay with me.” 
– Judge’s Critique, Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards


    5.0 out of 5 starsA soulful, deeply moving read...

    BySteve G.on January 12, 2015

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    A beautifully poignant and heartfelt tale of a metaphysical "what if?" that we've all felt in those times of wanting to help someone in need, in any way possible. It's pace is equal to the slow and thoughtful walks the main character takes amongst the misty woods and you can feel the author's hand around your shoulders as he guides you from one emotional moment to the next. Human nature is cleverly made a huge character in this novel with all its ugly blemishes on display, but by the end, "If I Could Give You a Day", drags it from its selfish roots and elevates it to a profoundly spiritual place of empathy and sacrifice. And there's a dog, too!

    5.0 out of 5 stars... with well drawn characters that looks at questions of love, life and sacrifice

    ByTonyon November 1, 2016

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    A compelling story with well drawn characters that looks at questions of love, life and sacrifice. I will read this again.
    Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. - Jesus of Nazareth

    5.0 out of 5 starsClever premise with excellent characterizations and the interest of local Pacific Northwest places ...

    ByDennis Fauston June 26, 2015

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    Clever premise with excellent characterizations and the interest of local Pacific Northwest places and attitudes apparent throughout. I really enjoyed how the story pulled me along to see what happened next. If you're looking for a heart warming story this is it.

    5.0 out of 5 starsI enjoyed this story and it's thought provoking twists

    ByPamela Grinteron December 4, 2014

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    I enjoyed this story and it's thought provoking twists. The characters were engaging and I wouldn't mind seeing more of them in other books. The book moved along nicely, and I looked forward to picking it up to read.
    Recommended reading.

    5.0 out of 5 starsA poignant and heartfelt story

    ByMary Justiceon June 15, 2014

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    This is a wonderful story that captures the human spirit at its very best. It touches on compassion, kindness and leaves you with the need to examine your own life and how to engage with others in a more meaningful way. The story would make a great movie.

    5.0 out of 5 starsI really loved this book

    ByC.Curtison August 8, 2014

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    I really loved this book. Great character development with many interesting ideas that open up questions for all of us. This would not only be a great book club pick, but would make a wonderful movie.
    Candice Curtis 

    5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book!

    ByRebecca Sigleyon November 26, 2015

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    Is an interesting and emotional book! Great read!

    5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars

    ByLainfanta.kateon December 4, 2014

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    Love, redemption, dogs and the Pacific Northwest--four of my favorite things! I agree, this would make a great movie!

    5.0 out of 5 starsThis novel makes you think and examine your own choices in life

    BySeattle Readeron May 20, 2014

    Format: Kindle Edition

    If I Could Give You A Day is a story about being given a choice. Do you value someone else's life enough to give up some of your own time in this world? The novel is a fun read with a strong metaphysical theme. It is easy to get into the characters - they are well defined and you follow the emotions and choices they face. The relationships that develop and the way the story unfolds keeps you turning the pages to find out what happens next. It does evoke emotion and it does make you think about your own life in context of how you would react to this proposition. I could easily see this being turned into a movie - the characters, the setting and the story line would be fun to see on the big screen! And because I live in the Northwest - it was fun to have the story unfolding in a familiar setting.

     5.0 out of 5 starsEntertaining and thought provoking

    ByAmazon Customeron May 10, 2014

    Format: Kindle Edition

    This book is a great read. It is entertaining and thought provoking. You will become emotionally involved with the characters who are real and believable. Scott's journey will make you stop and go hmmm at each turn. Why DO bad things happen to good people??

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     5.0 out of 5 starsEntertaining Read

    ByJohnSmithon June 9, 2014

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    This is a well written and entertaining read, with a clever plot line. It maintains your interest and keeps you wondering what the next twist in the plot will be.

      5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent book, def recommend

    Byscott bevieron May 29, 2014

    Format: Kindle Edition

    Original story that keeps you guessing and leaves you thinking. Great story weaving spirituality with modern day living trials and tribulations.



    About the Author

    Dave lives with his wife Marigene on an island in Western Washington, surrounded by water, mountains, and forests.

    Although the weather in the Northwest tends to be a little on the wet side, Dave never tires of it.  Indeed, he finds the ever-changing nuances of gray to be a source of daily inspiration. ‘If I Could Give You a Day’ is his first novel.



    1. Sacrifice
    2. Redemption
    3. Uplifting
    4. Inspirational
    5. Emotional
    6. Love Story
    7. Women's Fiction/Fantasy
    8. Northwest
    9. Heartfelt
    10. Mystical
    11. Page-turner
    12. Dog