Friday, June 7, 2013

A Season of Mysteries by Rusty Whitener ~ review with link to free e-book

 May 1, 2013
Some may think the ability to recall entire conversations verbatim is a remarkable gift. But to fifty-year-old Dr. Richard Powell, it is a disruptive burden. He is being haunted by words. The words take him back to 1976, to the unforgettable summer when he and his friends of Boy Scout Troup 44 first witness an epic conflict between good and evil.
Faith was relatively new to Zack, Donnie, Skeeter, and the other boys who had played together on the 1971 champion Little League team. That baseball season was forever imprinted on their souls, due in large part to the life-changing actions of a boy named Rafer. But this summer—1976—they would discover the real depth of their souls and the dangerous influences battling for control of their lives.
A follow-up to Whitener's acclaimed debut novel, A Season of Mysteries takes readers back to a time between the innocence of childhood and the uncertainty of teenage years; where girls, studies, and life's bigger issues become a reality. With the same gripping prose that made Whitener an award-winning screenplay writer, A Season of Mysteries explores the seen and unseen spiritual powers at work and the Ultimate Power who controls it all.

My take on this book:
At the age of 52 Dr. Richard Powell is haunted by words, dialogues,comments and conversations from real people that pull him back to 1976. As we take a journey back in time thru Richard's recollections we learn that he was a very smart boy who often tried to hide that fact, he has several very good friends which attend church and Boy Scouts together. During the summer of 1976 the boys are touched by spiritual warfare that tests their faith and what they believe in.

A true coming of age story for this group of friends.We get glimpses of the past thru the telling of Richard,seeing things thru the eyes of a fifteen year old boy was unique. I really wanted to know what happened to this group of boys during the summer of 76 that impacted Richard.The characters in this story are very realistic, from the places they go to the things they believe it was easy to imagine these boys. I also found myself drawn to the spiritual warfare that the characters faced. Overall, the characters and plot drew me in, but it was the bit of mystery and suspense of what might happen that kept me reading. 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for review.

You can download an e-copy of this book for a limited time free from Amazon click here to get your copy.

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