Frank and Parker House – grandfather and grandson – share a special gift of being able to witness events before they take place. Gifts can be used for good or ill, and both men will need to decide how and when to make use of their talents. When Parker is offered a posi... Read More
Page Count: 400
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jul 19, 2016
- UPC: 9781401688905
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 400
- Publish Date: Jul 19, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC034000"
- ISBN: 140168890X
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- Past and Present Collide - Great book by Seasons of Opportunities on 9/26/2016
When I started this book, I was intrigued with the story. Then it suddenly changed, so I was a bit skeptic; but when it all tied together, it made perfect sense. I was totally into the story by about a quarter of the way through and didn't want to put this book down. I found myself reading every spare minute I could find, and didn't want to put it down.
The plot was a unique blend of past WWII history and the modern day, in which a grandfather and his grandson share a special gift. The grandfather, who had fought in WWII, battles the memories that keep coming to mind of the war and the choices that he made. Things he
had long since buried and hadn't thought about in years. His grandson, an upcoming new lawyer, struggles with his sense of duty, a gift he hasn't quite grasped the value of and some really tough choices he is about to be faced with.
For me, the book was a somewhat emotional read, yet, suspenseful, with a hint of budding romance (not the over-the-top gushy kind). There's challenge and mystery, faith and forgiveness, and some great fishing! This was the first time I have read this author, and I was impressed with his ability to incorporate passages of Scripture right into the story without it coming across as preachy. It's moving, inspirational, and has a skillful flow. It encourages heritage, legacy, and integrity.
I would eagerly read another book by this author. This one was provided for me by Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to review it positively or otherwise compensated for my opinion.
- great read by Mark on 8/9/2016
I loved Robert Whitlow's earlier books. They were the stuff legal thrillers were made of. And then he seemed to back away from the thriller part and wrote several books I just couldn't get into. This book sounded more like his earlier books, so I requested it. It doesn't quite fall into the thriller category, though there are some suspenseful moments, but it was a great read anyway.
This is one of those novels that takes place modern day, but jumps to the past several times. The past it jumps to is the past of a German Captain under Hitler's regime. I enjoyed the whole book, but found these glimpses into the past of a fictional German soldier fascinating, especially one who wasn't all for what was going on.
What I liked about the book:
Plot: excellent, especially with the blending of past and present.
Characters: Loved them, especially Parker and the relationship he had with his grandfather.
Setting: Great setting for both past and present.
Content: The people who are bothered by "preachy" books won't mind this one, though the author doesn't shy away from Christian topics and there is several scenes in a church.
Language: no issues.
What I didn't like about the book: Nothing.... loved it
This is the best book, in my opinion, that Whitlow has written for several years. Though it didn't have a lot of suspense like his earlier novels did, there is still a large suspense factor throughout the book. I learned a little about law process, and learned a new term "dram shops" and what that entails. The book had a great ending, and I enjoyed the whole book far more than I expected to. 5 stars for sure.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.