Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Maybe You Can Go Home Again

Tom Crane had a bad day. He lost his job at a prestigious Atlanta law firm. His girl friend deserted him and even took his cat. Tom goes home to his childhood home in Bethel, Georgia. He has work to do. His father died recently and he had to close down the practice, but when he arrives in Bethel, he realizes that things are not as simple as he'd like. His friends, the Pelhams, are very tense when he goes there for dinner. His uncle Elias is urging him toward the faith of his childhood, and there is a mystery in the files of his father's cases.

As usual with Whitlow, the setting draws you in. The main character, Tom Crane, is a likeable person. It's a comfortable feeling book. Almost like living in a small town. I love reading his books for the setting. It makes me want to go to rural Georgia.

The Christianity in this book is more pronounced than that in the Santee series. For some people, this will be a positive; others less so. On the negative side, I found the crime too easy to guess. This ruined the suspense in the remainder of the book.

I highly recommend this book for people who enjoy Christian fiction. It's well worth the read and you'll love Georgia.

I reviewed this book as part of the Thomas Nelson Book Sneeze Program.