Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Legend of Rachel Petersen by: J.T. Baroni

Title: The Legend of Rachel Petersen
Author: J.T. Baroni
Publisher: Damnation Books
Pages: 144
Format: Kindle
Source: Author Requested Review


Did his book raise the dead? Outraged when The Post Gazette overlooks him for a promotion, thirty-nine year old sports writer, Christian Kane quits and moves to the country to write fiction. Inspiration flows from a grave he stumbles upon in the woods. He compiles The Legend of Rachel Petersen, a fascinating story revolving around the dead twelve year old girl lying beneath the weathered tombstone. His book becomes a Best Seller; then Hollywood makes it in to a blockbuster movie. Kane becomes rich and famous, but only to have Rachel rise from the grave to seek revenge on him for slandering her name.

My Thoughts: 

I was contacted by J.T. to read this and I was glad I did.  In this story we find Christian Kane a spots writer who thinks he's getting a promotion and finds out he's been passed over because he hasn't adapted with the times and become a techie *technical savy.  He doesn't have a laptop, a cell phone only cause his job requires ones. 

After finding out he's been passed over, he quits in a unique way.  He decides he's going to move to a country setting to write.  He tries his hand at Vampires which doesn't exactly work out well.  While out on a walk with his wife he stumbles upon a grave sight of Rachel Petersen and decides he has to tell her story, whatever that maybe.

This is where the Yoker boys step in the story goes back to when boys went hunting in the woods, and stumble upon Rachel's grave sight, and curiosity gets one of them and decides to see what he can get out of her casket.  Then the two boys find themselves having "Rachel" sightings.  They end up talking to a hundred year old man named Sam who knew of Rachel and what happened to her.  This is bitter sweet as back then in Rachel's time wars were happening between Yankees and the South and people were deserting war when enough became enough.  We learn about Rachel, her family how she wound up in the the care of her Aunt and her Aunt's family.  The connection Sam has with her.

When the story is told Christian fights to get it published trying all sorts of avenues, eventually one of them pans out and he's been published and becomes famous.  But at what price?  The ending of this was amazing I can't even leak any of it without spilling it all out.  I just have one word A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.  Total edge of your seat oh my god did that just happen!

J.T. is my breakout writer for 2012-2013 This book was awesome and he is an incredible author who weaved paranormal, thriller, mystery and suspense all into one great read!  If you are looking for a great book this year this is it.  Also proceeds to this book are going to:

J.T. and His Wonderful Brother Gene and his faithful eye dog Valor!
I am donating a portion of my book’s proceeds to The Leader Dogs for the Blind, located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. This organization has been training Leader Dogs and sponsoring them to blind people, free of charge, since 1939, and they have achieved this amazing feat all from donations. The reason I want to donate to Leader Dogs is because my older brother, Gene, was born blind and is currently on his third canine companion. 

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