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Angels’ Share, Book Review

Angels’ Share by James Markert 

Some believed he was the second coming of Christ.William wasn’t so sure. But when that drifter was buried next to the family distillery, everything changed.

About the Book: Now that Prohibition has ended, what the townspeople of Twisted Tree, Kentucky, need most is the revival of the Old Sam Bourbon distillery. But William McFee knows it’ll take a miracle to convince his father, Barley, to once more fill his family’s aging house with barrels full of bourbon.

When a drifter recently buried near the distillery begins to draw crowds of pilgrims, the McFees are dubious. Yet miracles seem to come to those who once interacted with the deceased and to those now praying at his grave. As people descend on the town to visit the “Potter’s Field Christ,” William seeks to find the connection between the tragic death of his younger brother and the mysterious drifter.

But as news spreads about the miracles at the potter’s field, the publicity threatens to bring the depth of Barley’s secret past to light and put the entire McFee family in jeopardy.

The Angels’ Share is a story of fathers and sons, of young romance, of revenge and redemption, and of the mystery of miracles.

About the Author: James Markert lives with his wife and two children in Louisville, Kentucky. He has a history degree from the University of Louisville and won an IPPY Award for The Requiem Rose, which was later published as A White Wind Blew, a story of redemption in a 1929 tuberculosis sanatorium, where a faith-tested doctor uses music therapy to heal the patients. The Angels’ Share is his second novel, and he is currently writing his next historical novel. James is also a USPTA tennis pro, and has coached dozens of kids who’ve gone on to play college tennis in top conferences like the Big 10, the Big East, and the ACC. Learn more at jamesmarkertbooks.com Facebook: Twitter: @JamesMarkert

My Thoughts: After watching a television show called Redemption based on a Kentucky town making moonshine and mining I was extremely interested in reading Angels’ Share when it was offered from me to review. It’s a great novel full of action, mystery and my favorite drama. James Markert did a great job with each of the characters and keeping the story going throughout. I wanted to read the whole book through at once.

 

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