Saturday, July 26, 2008

Recovering Charles by Jason Wright

I got a rough draft of Recovering Charles from Jason Wright a few months ago, but when I started to read it the other evening, I found out that my ISP program had crashed and lost half my saved folders, so was able to get a new final copy to read on my computer. WOW!!!! Jason has done it again, but with New Orleans and the aftermath of Katrina the setting for Jason's newest masterpiece, has really brought forgiveness, redemption and faith together. The beauty of this story and the images we can visualize, bring home to life this horrifyingly true tragedy.

The story is about a man who is asked to come to New Orleans to recover his father, who has gone missing. He meets the last friends his father knew while in New Orleans and learns more about his father than he ever knew before. The going back and forth in Luke's life as a boy are so filled with nostalgia. Jason seems to be the only one who can bring on the floodgates with each book he puts his hand to. Everyone should read this book!!! The people of New Orleans would be proud!!!!!

From the backliner:

Luke Millward is a man who does not know he is lost.

His girlfriend loves him; his career is going well; and every night he falls asleep knowing that his life is good and meaningful.

Only when the past reveals its twisted smile in a phone call and the disconnected voice asks him to come find his father in post-Katrina New Orleans is Luke compelled to find out what kind of man he truly is.

Recovering Charles is for every family who’s had it’s share of tough times, for anyone who regrets the things you’ve never said, for everyone who needs to know their life has a second verse.

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Shadow Mountain (September 16, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590389646
ISBN-13: 978-1590389645 Sales Rank: #1,191,537 in Books

Purchase Recovering Charles here. Pre-orders are available.

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