Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Guest post from N.S. Patrick: Review of "Long Way from Lonely"

Please welcome N.S. Patrick, author of "The Murder of Wednesday's Children" and "The Mysteries of Jack the Ripper." He took time out from working on his next book to provide this review of "Long Way from Lonely" by Kathryn J. Martin.

I have the honor of knowing both of these wonderful authors, and I think you'll enjoy his insights into Kathryn's book.

By Kathryn J. Martin

Published by: WestBow Press, A Division of Thomas Nelson, 1663 Liberty Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403 / ISBN: 978-1-4497-8854-4

“. . .never let go of a dream until you make it a reality.”


Alan Woodward, a returning veteran from WWII, bids farewell to his home town of Baltimore. There is no reason to stay. Both mother and father, his only kin, have passed, and acting on an invitation from a war buddy, he decides to create a new life by looking southward.

MS Martin’s lovingly told story of Alan’s odyssey to South Carolina and on to Georgia is written in easy to follow prose and urges the reader to continue on to a satisfying conclusion.

As the pages turn, Alan is thankful for what he perceives as outreaching neighbors willing to help a young man stepping into a new unknown world. Lacking vanity, he does not realize his own generosity to help others engenders kindness in return.

This book is meant to be read for pleasure and a reward for the soul. Put on your slippers, sit back, and enjoy.

Reviewed by N. S. Patrick