Dashing hero, vulnerable heroine. Add in several minor characters, sub-plots and peril, and one has a satisfying piece of WWII fiction. The locations are unique, romance is riveting and lively. You could do a lot worse than to read this novel.
In this personal narrative, we learn the author grew up in a repressive, conformist church and had significant problems. The lack of a strong faith walk of her own caused her to flounder and rebel throughout her teens and twenties. She is somewhat vague on a lot of details, short on scriptures, but she has obviously been encouraged to write her story. This book is somewhat thought-provoking, but the events and life-changes appear to have been very recent for the author, and I am not sure she has the perspective on her experiences that would allow them to provide a clearer message. She is certainly courageous. I wish her success in life, as a writer, and with this book.
Please comment on the following question: Would you write a book about your earlier life?
Trial Run had me biting my nails very early. This is one of those edge-of-your-seat thrill ride type books. Written from multiple points of view, the reader has to work a bit to keep it all straight (who’s who), to figure it out, to finger the bad guys, and to even attempt to predict outcomes of this fast-paced thriller. High tech science runs the plot, and the reader has many interesting characters to enjoy.
You may have noticed, I don’t give ‘book reports’ – I don’t want to take away any of your thrill of discovery as a reader.
Answer in comments: What is your favorite type of thriller?
My front yard has a flagpole, surrounded by flowers. The perennials that crowded and filled the 4′ circle were all tall and gave the visual effect of a stalky, 7-layer cake with a very tall candle in the middle.
I wrenched those out, all but a few more desirable, less invasive plants which I kept. Here’s what it looked like at that point”
So, I went to a shop in a tiny town. The Village Flower Shop sold me two flats of large annuals for $5. I got an accent plant (that alone was orig. $8), two wave petunias, a dahlia, two large sweet alyssum, Swedish ivy, 3 geraniums, and two Coleus. Here are the plants before planting:
Story & Clark spinet-style piano. May/will need tuning. This piano is easy to move because it is on wheels. Considering that having a piano moved professionally costs about $100 or more, which you will be able to avoid, and that the piano is free, the $85 or so for a tuning makes this quite a buy!
I’ve been posting this on social media sites for several days with not takers. So now, I am broadening my reach by blogging about it.
Why am I giving it away? It was given to us and we don’t need a third piano at this time.
When Michael Hunter arrives in a small town in the Pacific Northwest to seek peace, he meets people who will help him on the path to healing. As the story progresses, the talented author Irene Hannon reveals the source of his struggle. Tracy Campbell is a young widow with needed healing of her own. The tale of these two, as they emerge from grief, is encouraging, realistic, and very satisfying.
If you haven’t read Irene Hannon’s fiction yet, you are in for a treat.