by Billy Ray Chitwood Publish: Jul 09, 2018SuspenseMysteriesContemporary RomanceRomanceWomen's Fiction
A star quarterback at Grand View University in Knoxville, Tennessee battles not only his gridiron foes but his Appalachian father's anger toward his mother and sister. By a turn of fate and nature, Wesley Walton will meet a man ravaged by war and lost love, a man, through his hardships, has come to peace with his spirituality, a man who will become a surrogate soulmate and mentor to the confused young athlete.
This is a short novel but it is long on love, family, forgiveness, and football action - all blending to make this short read a 'tour de force' in its own right, with a twist at the end to tie the ribbon to this gift of a novel!
ONE READER'S BOOK REVIEW:
5.0 out of 5 starsLife reflections woven into a powerful story
September 10, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
Billy Ray Chitwood has a wonderful way of telling a story. He writes as though he is sharing with a close friend. With humble casualness, he draws the reader into situations often hidden from sight and exposes a deeper story. His characters are familiar and their passions relatable. Through their vulnerabilities, we see our own. We experience domestic violence - as the hurt child, as the beaten spouse, and as the abuser. We experience love - driven, consuming and also tender. Hammer's Holy Grail takes the reader on a journey through life's challenges and life's gifts.
BIOGRAPHY I'm a young man in an old body, trying to catch up to myself, trying to find pieces of me I left back in a disconnected youth and the early years of manhood. I'm a stereotype of many in my generation who can play the 'blame game', yell 'foul', and 'let's start over'. But, we are what we are, the sum of all the scary kid-emotions we experienced, the gin mills and piano bars that became our sandboxes of pleasure - lotus eaters of the best (or, worst) kind, the love affairs that did not quite settle us down, the sad poetry and songs written in bars and motels along the way... A Dreamer! A Wanderlust! The world needs such fools as we to write our books, our poetry, our songs, to offset the madness that plagues the soul.
I've written eighteen books, some 400 hundred blog posts, in search of those pieces left somewhere in Appalachia and many parts of the globe. Literary gems? The readers are the ultimate judges. My writing has a clarity of style and excellent character development...I humbly suggest the reader will not be disappointed.
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