Running Out of Time: The Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and Giveaway of Solomon’s Porch


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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Book Review

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.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, February 10

Rebecca Tews, February 11

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 12

A Reader’s Brain, February 13

Texas Book-aholic, February 14

The Author Reads, February 14

Inklings and notions, February 15

For Him and My Family, February 16

Blogging With Carol, February 17

deb’s Book Review, February 17

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 18

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 19

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, February 20

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, February 21 (Spotlight)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 21

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, February 22

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 23


To celebrate her tour, Janet is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card, a Solomon newsboy cap, and a paperback copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



  1. Solomon's Porch sounds like a thrilling suspense book for me to enjoy, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks for sharing your review, Rebecca! Have a terrific weekend!

  2. Thank you for the great review, Rebecca! I appreciate you and your blog so very much.

  3. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  4. Your review makes me want to start reading today!

  5. This sounds like a book that I am going to enjoy.

  6. Thank you for sharing your excellent review of this book, it sounds like a must read for me

  7. Rebecca, Thank you for sharing your excellent review! Solomon's Porch sounds like a must read.

  8. Good morning! I wanted to pop in again to let your blog readers know Solomon is having a $.99 Kindle sale, for this week only! You’re the best! Thanks!

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