A deeply engaging story! The characters are rough and so fragile at the same time. This author delves into the strengths and weaknesses of all of humanity in this story, while shedding light on the faith we need to survive.Amazon Review
A wonderful family saga! What a great historical series with a wonderful cast of characters. This should be a made for television mini-series!Amazon Review
“The various members of the McCullough family are portrayed with careful detail and some moments of unexpected humor, but it’s the tortured John Weldon who commands the book; his slow and halting search for personal redemption makes for mesmerizing reading.
. . . extremely evocative.
. . . a long and very satisfyingly complex novel. “
Steve Donaghue (Editor Historical Novel Society)
I write novels about “forgotten” people. The ordinary souls (like most of us) who struggle with secret traumas, addictions and the loneliness of believing we are unique in our suffering.
Life can be so muddy, messy and glorious all at the same time. Our histories, our tiny little blips of life, the small moments, the hidden works of service, the smiles of encouragement
often always change history.
Maybe it’s just the history of one person’s afternoon.
We all know we have this power, but how often are we forgetful, afraid, shy or too busy to wield it? I’m as guilty as anyone else.