October 03, 2010

Review & Giveaway: From the Dead by John Herrick (closed)




Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Segue Blue (first published June 13th 2010)

A preacher's son, a father in hiding, a guilty heart filled with secrets: When Jesse Barlow escaped to Hollywood, he hungered for fame--but eleven years of failure result in a drug-induced suicide attempt. Revived at death's doorstep, Jesse returns to his Ohio hometown to make amends with his preacher father, a former love, and Jesse's own secret son. But Jesse's renewed commitment becomes a baptism by fire when his son's advanced illness calls for a sacrifice--one that could cost Jesse the very life he regained. A story of mercy, hope, and second chances, From The Dead captures the human spirit with tragedy and joy.

Wow! What an emotional story!
 
From the dead is a story about a man named Jesse who moved to California to pursue his dream of acting. Only, things don’t turn out the way he planned. It was always one bad thing after another, and it was becoming too much for him. But Jesse continues to push and tries to land his dream job and get his life on track. He even crossed the line in giving a sexual favor with the hope of enhancing his career. Of course that did not turn out for him either.

So many things continue to fall apart for Jesse and the one person he thought he could count on, turned her back on him as well. Her heart was someplace else. With nothing else to do but wallow in his misery, Jesse attempts to take his life. Surviving suicide, He decides that maybe it’s time for him to return home to Ohio.

This is a story about a man who hits rock bottom and then finds a reason to live again. Jesse returns home and slowly his life falls together. I don’t want to give too much away, but this was a very touching story for me. It was an emotional roller coaster, but with a happy ending. John Herrick has delivered a very strong story with a powerful meaning. A good read and I recommend this book. Four STARS!



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I am giving away my copy of From The Dead. 

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