Friday, May 31, 2013

RE:View | The Wishing Well Curse by Lynn Donovan

You may remember a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Lynn Donovan during a {Writer Wednesday} post (see her interview here). She was gracious enough to let me review a copy of her latest release, The Wishing Well Curse and I'd like to share that review with you today!

The Wishing Well Curse

Zeke Clay finds himself in the middle of a bad situation. He's lost his education, his girlfriend, his job, and even his apartment. Despite this, he hasn't lost the one thing that will eventually save him - his destiny.

When he receives a letter from a law office in Colorado, there is no better option than to go and hear the will of a relative he didn't even know he had. Little does he know that this will change so much more than just his location.

As I began The Wishing Well Curse, I wasn't sure what to expect. I hadn't read the back cover excerpt (as I'm starting to do with most books I review - I find not knowing what to expect gives me a fresh, almost naive outlook on the novel) and decided to take it as it came.

At first blush, Zeke appears rough around the edges and used to the hard stuff of life. I found myself sucked into his thoughts and hanging on what could happen next. There were enough unknown's to make the novel intriguing.

Another thing I appreciated about this novel is that it felt real. I don't mean the existence of ghosts or the possibility of a curse, but his character and the reality of the story. Lynn did a great job of writing a gritty Christian novel. Not everything fits perfectly into a respectable package you'd expect from a lot of Christian books. Instead, life happens and Zeke and the other characters respond as any flawed characters would.

I would definitely recommend this book if you enjoy intrigue, paranormal writing, and don't mind a bit of 'roughness' in the characters (trust me, it only adds to their reality and the story as a whole). This book will pull you in and have you asking yourself, How will Zeke break the cruse? You won't put the book down until you find out!

**I also hear rumors that there is to be a sequel and I'm looking forward to that!**

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I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.