D.M. has a well-developed story with many interesting characters.
Davids secret is not spoken of directly too soon so it will keep the reader wondering exactly what he is hiding. He did frustrate me a bit, I wanted him to just get over being angry at his brother but I do understand that when we are deeply wounded forgiveness can be hard.
Jeremy is a very likable character who just wants the relationship he once had with his brother back.
The other characters in the book are all seemed to have their own personality that was well-developed. I did sometimes have trouble keeping track of who was who and their relationship with each other.
Overall, an enjoyable read with a lot to think about and reflect on, especially in regards to forgiveness.
A copy of this book was given to me by The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.
This was a very interesting novel. D.M. Webb is definitely an author I will continue to read.
Jeremy and David Boyette are two brothers who are at odds with each other. David's fianc dies in a fire, and he blames Jeremy. There are many scars between the two brothers. David goes away for a few years. He returns home, and he has a secret. This story centers around the two brothers, and how they come to heal the scars between them. This novel really reminds me of the Prodigal Son, and I see so many similarities to the story.
I would definitely recommend this novel to everyone. It is very easy to read and interesting.
I received this book from bookfun for my honest opinion.
David Boyette is a firefighter. His brother, Jeremy, is a police officer. They got off track in their relationship the night David's fiance' was tragically killed. Then blame, resentment and guilt enter their relationship.
David can't face it any more and leaves town. Three years later, he returns home again with some hidden baggage.
This is a wonderful story about the power of faith, family ties and forgiveness. Anyone who is having family
issues (especially unforgiveness) would benefit from reading this book.
A good novel of family dynamics and relationship healing
December 16, 2015
Oak Harbor, WA
This novel about family, alcoholism, and forgiveness riled my emotions. Sometimes I wanted tough love and at other times I was amazed at the unconditional love shown.
The novel centers on two brothers. A few years ago, Jeremy, a policeman, was unable to save the fiance of his younger brother, David, as she perished in a serious automobile accident. There has been a rift between the two ever since. Now David has returned to their small town after having been three years in the big city. A fireman, he gets a position on the town's department but in a lower position. He's keeping quiet about the problem he brings back with him. When he falls for Maggie, his present life collides with his past and the demons that haunt him now.
As I was reading this novel, there were times when I wanted to warn Maggie. Is David worth it? But she loved him unconditionally and that proved the right thing to do in the end. There were times when I yelled at the brothers to just get along, but their hurts went very deep.
This is a great novel about sibling love and the perseverance of one to see the other healed. It is a story that involves the entire family in intervention and prayer. I did miss a more professional approach to alcoholism. I'm not so sure that a pastor really knows how to help someone with the condition. It was certainly a battle and the author really takes us into the mind of the alcoholic.
There is lots of action in the novel and I think men would like it. Jeremy and David fight many times, literally taking fists to each other. Also, David has some serious fires to fight, including people trapped in a building. And just when I thought the action was winding down, there is one more exciting event near the end.
I do recommend this book as a good one showing the perseverance of love in helping another heal. The novel portrays well the difference between token Christianity and really relying on God.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
"Mississippi Nights" written by D.M. Webb is an amazing book about two brothers who go through horrific things together. This book is about one brother who is a police officer while the other is a firefighter, but beyond their day jobs, this story is jam packed with something deep that has to deal with forgiveness. Without spoiling something important to this book, a very difficult circumstance happens where blame is placed on one brother by the other. This creates family tension, hurt and a deep wound, which causes poor decisions, a life that spirals out of control, deep roots of bitterness to take hold and how unforgiveness has the power to destroy one's life.
This book reminds me of so many families dilemmas, especially as the holidays come up. This book couldn't have come up at a perfect time. I think about how many of us harbor unforgiveness that you can't help but feel