Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison - Paperback Launch Day and a Giveaway!

The Banks of Certain Rivers

The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison
Paperback, 366 pages
Publication date: September 23rd 2014 by Lake Union Publishing
(first published as e-book March 19th 2013)

In the lakeside resort town of Port Manitou, Michigan, dedicated teacher and running coach Neil Kazenzakis shoulders responsibilities that would break a lesser man: a tragic accident has left his wife seriously debilitated, he cares for his mother-in-law who suffers from dementia, and he’s raising his teenage son, Chris, on his own. On top of all that, he’s also secretly been seeing Lauren, his mother-in-law’s caregiver.

When Neil breaks up a fight one day after school, he doesn't give the altercation much thought. He’s got bigger issues on his mind, like the fact that Lauren is ready for a commitment and he has to figure out a way to tell Chris that he’s in a serious relationship with someone other than the boy’s mother. But when an anonymous person uploads a video of the fight to YouTube, the stunning footage suggests Neil assaulted a student. With his job, his family, and his reputation suddenly in jeopardy, Neil must prove his innocence and win back the trust of the entire community—including his son’s.

Jon Harrison’s The Banks of Certain Rivers is a powerful tale of family, loss, and the meaning of love.

My thoughts about The Banks of Certain Rivers ~~
(originally posted April 13, 2013)

This is a story that grabbed me from the prologue. I love when that happens! I just couldn't read this book fast enough. This is a very well written story and I immediately cared for the characters. Neil is a school teacher who really cares about his students and his family. There are troubled times on the horizon for everyone but the reader really is rooting for the good to overcome the bad.

This story has it all, enough variety to keep everyone happy. Let's see, there's tragedy, family bonds, love, drama, action, suspense. Something there interest you? I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves a fast-paced read with great storylines and fabulous writing.

This book is Jon's first novel but it reads like an experienced novelist's work. I can hardly wait to see what he writes next!

It is soooo good!

About the author

A native of the Midwest, Jon Harrison currently lives with his dog, Jasper in the Northern Rockies. When not writing, he enjoys skiing, running, and climbing. The Banks of Certain Rivers is his first novel.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win this book! It looks like a really good read!


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