About the Book
Book: Solomon’s Porch
Author: Janet Morris Grimes
Genre: Christian Mystery/Suspense
Release date: August 10, 2021
Solomon is running out of it.
A broken and forgotten man fighting the demons of dementia, he longs for the past when both he and his beloved military town of Ginger Ridge once thrived.
When his stooped body collides with the hardened realities of the present, Solomon lies in a coma as an unidentifiable victim of a hit-and-run accident in a faraway city.
With nothing to keep him going but flashbacks of relationships from his past, Solomon has no idea what a difference he will make on the future …
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About the Author
Janet may not have realized she was a writer at the time, but her earliest childhood memories were spent creating fairy-tale stories of the father she never knew. That desire to connect with the mysterious man in a treasured photograph gave her a deep love for the endless possibilities of a healing and everlasting story.
A wife of one, mother of three, and Tootsie to four, she currently writes from her quiet two-acre corner near Louisville, Kentucky. She’s spent the last few years preparing to introduce her novels and children’s stories to the world.
More from Janet
- – I’d have to say my inspiration for the character of Solomon Thomas came from my precious father-in-law. When we lost him almost ten years ago, we were inundated with countless stories of simple, behind-the-scenes acts of kindness he offered over many decades. I’m not sure he realized what a difference he made in the lives of others.
The same is true for my main character, Solomon Thomas. He comes from such a place of deep tragedy. Once he lost everything, he had nothing left to offer but himself. So he did.
There are many themes running throughout this story. A lost sense of home. Running out of time. Redemption and second chances. But more than this, connection and community. Sometimes, we are so trapped by our own brokenness, we don’t know how to let others in. But what if we did?
Solomon learned to do just that. Show up for people, and let them into his world as well. And over time, it was enough to breathe new life into his beloved town of Ginger Ridge.
What happens next? Solomon deserves a sequel, so I’ll be working on that very soon.
Solomon’s Porch is the debut novel by talented Janet Morris Grimes. I found myself drawn into the story within the first few pages. This is a story that sent me through a lot of emotions. Solomon has aged considerably and is having to deal with dementia. If you have ever seen a loved one go through that, you know what a painful process that is. Solomon finds himself wanting to go back to more familiar times. Times that were more kind, times that were bustling and thriving.
Then he is in a coma. (This is where you want to make sure you have plenty of tissues). He is an unknown victim of a hit and run accident. He has to go through the painful process of relying on his memories (which have been tarnished by dementia), and those from his past to try and piece everything back together.
This is a story filled with emotion, faith, forgiveness and wonderful life lessons. How I wish I could sit with Solomon and take in his stories. This story is a home run debut and I hope to get to read more from this author.
Thank you to Celebrate Lit, the author and publisher for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.
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