Hometown family struggles - and what finally brings them together
October 17, 2016
I loved this book, by a new to me author - D.M. Webb. She writes in a style that reminds me somewhat of Lynette Eason, that particular balance of story and characters and heart. Two brothers are caught in unfathomable circumstances - the story unfolds bit by bit as you dive headfirst into a heartfelt story.
Characters are introduced one by one, as part of the tapestry of the small town where the Boyette family lives. Each adds a unique perspective, both on life and the struggles the brothers go through. I enjoyed reading about a slower pace, the kind of life you can only find outside of the city. Where true priorities are easier to find, family comes first, and everyone knows everyone's business.
The author does a good job of weaving together scenes and dialogue - you can almost picture yourself right there beside the characters. The heart of the story is the relationship between the two brothers, and the familial interactions seem so real.
This was an excellent book, one I won't mind re-reading again. Characters are well developed, the setting is well described, and the conflict keeps you engaged from the first to the last page.
I was sent a copy of this book to write an honest review.
Mississippi Nights is written by DM Webb. This is a story of two brothers and how their lives are affected by the death of the younger brothers fiancee.
Sergeant Jeremy Boyette is on the scene of an accident, his brother's fiancee is trapped in a car that is catching on fire. Jeremy tries to get her out but is pulled away by his co-workers. His brother, firefighter David Boyette, arrives to see his fiancee die in the fire. He blames Jeremy for not trying to get her out.
After her funeral David moves away. He turns to partying alcohol to bury his pain and grief. After several years he returns home. David moves into an apartment to hide his drinking problem from his family.
Maggie is the daughter of the family's pastor. She takes in a young girl who is often left alone. Maggie is also the cousin to Jeremy's wife. David meets her and starts to have feeling for both her and the little girl. Maggie struggles with her feelings for David as well.
The two brothers often find themselves working the same cases. Outward appearances show that they do not like each other, but their struggles inside tell a different story. Jeremy refuses to tell David, he did try to get David's fiancee out of the car. Jeremy has scars on his hands that David sees by accident.
The Boyette's are a close family. They do a lot of activities together. When the family finds out about David's drinking problems they get together to help him. The father sends David to their pastor to have the pastor help him with his addiction. Jeremy looks down on David for not just stopping, until David points out to him that he has the same addition with smoking. Jeremy claims he is quitting smoking, but is he really.
This a really good story. If you like stories based on family with action, suspence and romance you will love this story. I like the action that takes place. I like how close the family is and how they work together to help each other. There is a little comedy in the crazy things the brothers do as well as how Jeremy's wife responds to her children. The story points out the struggles people with addictions go through and how their addictions affect those close to them and their jobs. The story also tells us that we cannot run away from out problems and hurts. We have to deal with them to successfully move on. .
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The brothers Boyette, fighting and competing since they were kids and still at it as adults. This is a story of family, of love, forgiveness, faith of trials, human nature and fears. You will be cheering, crying, agreeing, disagreeing, understanding all to the culmination of God's plan for the lives of each. This is an excellent story and griping in every way, I enjoyed it very much and look forward to more from this author.
Thank you to the author and publisher for the copy of this book I received through The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for my honest review.
Mississippi Nights by D. M. Webb is an action novel filled with addiction, romance, grace, and forgiveness, Two brothers from a loving, supportive, Christian family are the main characters with Sergeant Jeremy Boyette as a police officer and David, his younger brother, as a fire fighter. In the beginning of the book, Davids fianc is in a serious car wreck with Jeremey the first police officer at the scene. Jeremy tries to get her out of the car to no avail. The car is about to explode as a colleagues hand pulls him from the car. David is devastated when he reaches the scene and blames Jeremey for his loves death. The plot of the book resumes when David returns home after being gone for three years. Can he continue life in his hometown without Rebecca and find forgiveness for his brother? Will his loved ones find out his dirty secrets? The guilt he carries has influenced him into the life of a secret alcoholic. Although Jeremy is addicted to nicotine, he refuses to understand his brothers pain and problem. Will these once close brothers be able to extend Gods grace to each other and find the brotherly closeness they once had? You will have to read this novel to find the answer. Many real life issues are addressed throughout the novel. I received a copy from the author and publisher of The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.
Wow, did these brothers have problems.. Fights, a tragedy, misunderstandings, alcohol dependency and guilty feelings were keeping them totally at odds. If you like real life situations handled with fists, accusations and it seems that only family love and prayers are holding the family together, you would like this one.. This is one that will have you shaking your head and at times holding your breath wondering just how bad this is going to get. This fireman, policeman and their families in real life made this one that brought out the bond of brotherhood and strength of a loving, praying family.
I was gifted a copy by the author and The Book Club Network for my honest opinion.