This month AltWit Press has been celebrating the release of Lynn Donovan’s debut novel with a Kindle giveaway, and the ebook is on sale for $.99 until the remainder of this month. Paperback will be available soon!
This is a story of a young man who has hit some hard times. He’s lost his job, his girlfriend, his apartment and had to drop out of college. Then he received a letter that could change his life. His great uncle died and has left him with a grand inheritance, but he has to fulfill certain conditions first that involve an old well, a curse, and two ghosts.
I love the characters in this story: Zeke, Clifford, Twyla, biker-pastor James. Zeke’s a hoot, but he goes from a chaotic, out of control downward spiral to trying to solve a mystery interwoven with folklore tales, old curses, the consequences of his ancestor’s actions, and the Jabez Prayer to where he realizes he can’t break the curse on his own, and then he meets Jesus. Throughout all this he discovers his destiny, something his mother and great uncle have been planning, preparing and praying for ever since he was in the womb.
It’s a fun story, with fun characters as Zeke tries to figure everything out. But I have a slight issue with one of the ghosts. Due to the nature of the story being set in our modern world, it’s easy to forget that this is a fiction work, and we would like it to line up with our theological beliefs, but that isn’t always so, and I’m sure the author has her reasons for why she wrote it the way she did. Other than that, I enjoyed the story and look forward to seeing what else this author has in store for us.