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Lawyer Loses Everything and Finds What Matters Most

Water’s Edge          By Robert Whitlow

Tom Crane has a beautiful girlfriend, a nice home, and is about to make partner at his law firm–life is treating him pretty well.  Entering the meeting where he expects the partnership announcement to be made known, the rug is violently pulled from beneath his feet. Tom finds out that not only is he not going to be made partner, but he is completely out of a job thanks to economic cutbacks.  He tells his girlfriend, and before he arrives home  she has left him and taken his cat as well.

With nothing standing in his way, Tom heads back to his hometown to close up his deceased father’s small town law firm.  What he finds is suspicions of foul play, criminal activity, people who love him for who he is, and seeds of faith that had been planted long ago.  What he learns is that God can take even our biggest failures and turn them into something not only worthwhile, but beautiful as well.

Robert Whitlow never disappoints his readers, and this book is no exception.  A masterfully written plot with twists and turns that keep you glued to the pages long into the night, Water’s Edge is a book that you will treasure for years to come.  5 Stars

This book was provided to me by the publisher through NetGalley.  All opinions are my own.

Jimmy by Robert Whitlow

Robert WhitlowJimmy is a tale of growing up told through the eyes of a young teenage boy who’s not quite the same as everyone else.  Jimmy knows others call him special or retarded, and that he doesn’t always understand the things he sees.  But Jimmy sees lots of things that others don’t, –like the “watchers”, or as him mom calls them, angels.  Jimmy’s mom calls him special too, but when she say’s it the word has a different meaning, a meaning that makes him feel like she’s giving him a great big hug.

Even though Jimmy doesn’t understand everything he sees, he remembers it all with a vivid accuracy.  That’s why his father, a prominent attorney, has asked him to be a defense witness in an upcoming criminal.  What happens next will change everything.

I originally stumbled upon this book by accident, picking it up at a yard sale.  It’s well worn binding and stained edges showed it to be a book that had been well read and much loved by it’s owner.  I began reading it,unprepared for the emotional investment I was going to feel, and without the necessary box of tissues by my side.

This book is a work of art, an understanding into the simplicity of the human soul of a child the world tends to take for granted.

I eventually replaced my worn yard sale copy of this book with a new copy because it is a book I plan on having on my shelf for a long time to come.

This book is definitely worthy of five stars.

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