Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Reunion by Lee Warren - A Review

Dear Reader, it's been some time since I've done a book review, but today's the day!

Today's Author is

Lee Warren

and the book:

The Reunion

About the Book:

When the Moffat High School class of 1986 holds its thirtieth reunion at Mercy Inn, the twelve former classmates get much more than an ‘80s-themed dance and a stroll down memory lane. 

Zoey Crawford is both excited and apprehensive about seeing her two former high school boyfriends after all these years. She has no way of knowing that someone else from her past is about to show up and put both guys in danger. 

Tommy Hughes is still trying to get over the death of his wife and has no intentions of moving on. But after his third and youngest child leaves for college, loneliness settles in and he’s intrigued by the idea of seeing Zoey again—the woman he left behind three decades ago.

Matt Kaufman never got over Zoey, his first love. He moved on because he didn’t have a choice and carved out a nice life for himself as a college professor, but seeing Zoey face to face again means his heart will be back on the line.

Will Ray and Alma, the two innkeepers who just happen to be angels, be able to guide Zoey, Tommy, and Matt through a maze of decisions and a life-threatening situation? Or will this reunion end in tragedy?

And now for the Review:

The Reunion is the second novella in the Mercy Inn series, but stands alone quite well. If you enjoy character-driven fiction with a spiritual undertones, then you will want to check out this novella.

I enjoyed reading The Reunion. With lots of music and throw back references to the 80s, I felt right at home. This charming novella has a small, but diverse cast of characters you will quickly come to identify with and  love. Zoey, Matt and Tommy are true to life characters with struggles and insecurities that we can all relate to in one way or another. You will also appreciate each of their unique journeys while in the midst of  crisis and personal revelation and evaluation. Though it's set during Christmas with all of the wonderful traditions (like reading the account of Luke 2 and singing carols with a steaming mug of coffee in hand), the lessons learned span more than just yuletide celebrations. With Ray and Alma the anchoring characters and Colorado's mountains and Conejos River as a beautifully serene backdrop, you will enjoy the ride.

About the Author:

Lee Warren writes contemplative essay and devotional books.

His essays remind you to slow down and enjoy the present moment because we’re only here for a little while. Readers say his essays are vulnerable, open, honest, engaging, insightful and thought-provoking.

His devotional books provide practical, story-driven devotional material you can use every morning to get your private worship started right. Readers call his devotional books encouraging, inspiring and thoughtful.

When Lee isn’t writing essays or devotional material, he is a freelance journalist who has written hundreds of articles for various newspapers and magazines. He’s also a fan of NASCAR, baseball, tennis, books, movies and coffee shops.

As a bonus, Lee has graciously agreed to an interview. You won't want to miss this chance for personal insight from the author of The Reunion.

Please join us tomorrow!


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