About the Book
Book: Solomon’s Porch
Author: Janet Morris Grimes
Genre: Christian Mystery/Suspense
Release date: August 10, 2021
Solomon is running out of it.
A broken and forgotten man fighting the demons of dementia, he longs for the past when both he and his beloved military town of Ginger Ridge once thrived.
When his stooped body collides with the hardened realities of the present, Solomon lies in a coma as an unidentifiable victim of a hit-and-run accident in a faraway city.
With nothing to keep him going but flashbacks of relationships from his past, Solomon has no idea what a difference he will make on the future …
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Wow, what an emotional roller coaster. From the very start, this book throws in intense plot twists. And these curveballs and surprises continue page after page to the point I could not put the book down. I had to see what happened, and I genuinely got annoyed anytime somebody interrupted me while I was reading it.
I highly recommend you have a box of tissues in your lap while you read, because you will probably need the entire box. My heart went out to every single character as I learned about their backstories and the struggles that they went through.
The author dealt with some real and hard issues, and she did not sugar coat. I love, however, the message that she sends. There are hardships in life, but everyone’s hardship has a purpose.
I easily give this book a 5/5 stars, and my only thing about it would be that I felt the ending was a bit rushed. I wish the author spent more time on resolving certain plot lines. Other than that, I highly recommend this book.
I had received a copy of this book as part of the Celebrate Lit Blogging Team and was required to give an honest review.
About the Author
Janet may not have realized she was a writer at the time, but her earliest childhood memories were spent creating fairy-tale stories of the father she never knew. That desire to connect with the mysterious man in a treasured photograph gave her a deep love for the endless possibilities of a healing and everlasting story.
A wife of one, mother of three, and Tootsie to four, she currently writes from her quiet two-acre corner near Louisville, Kentucky. She’s spent the last few years preparing to introduce her novels and children’s stories to the world.
More from Janet
- – I’d have to say my inspiration for the character of Solomon Thomas came from my precious father-in-law. When we lost him almost ten years ago, we were inundated with countless stories of simple, behind-the-scenes acts of kindness he offered over many decades. I’m not sure he realized what a difference he made in the lives of others.
The same is true for my main character, Solomon Thomas. He comes from such a place of deep tragedy. Once he lost everything, he had nothing left to offer but himself. So he did.
There are many themes running throughout this story. A lost sense of home. Running out of time. Redemption and second chances. But more than this, connection and community. Sometimes, we are so trapped by our own brokenness, we don’t know how to let others in. But what if we did?
Solomon learned to do just that. Show up for people, and let them into his world as well. And over time, it was enough to breathe new life into his beloved town of Ginger Ridge.
What happens next? Solomon deserves a sequel, so I’ll be working on that very soon.
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