Friday, June 7, 2013

Book: A Season of Mysteries

A Season of Mysteries is the second novel from Rusty Whitener, someone who I apparently should have heard of for his book and screenplay work, but I had not. You can learn more about him by clicking his name above.

Coming back to A Season of Mysteries, it is the sequel to A Season of Miracles. I have nothing to support the idea that his goal is to be A Man for All Seasons, but time will tell. This book focuses on a group of young men moving through their teenage years as part of a Boy Scout troop, after having been part of a winning Little League baseball team.

A Season of Mysteries is a novel that speaks to the realities of the spiritual world as they exist alongside the visible, known world. Whitener portrays the heavy subject matter well, although his writing style is a little dialogue-heavy for my taste.

The plotline developed well. I think the character development leaned a little more heavily on the first book, which I have not read, so I had some difficulty, but that may not be a problem for another reader.

In all, I tried to like A Season of Mysteries. It is well-written, I liked the main characters. And part of my coming-of-age experience was a Boy Scout troop. The individual aspects all seem to be good, but I just could quite get into the book. I will give it another shot later this summer, but somehow there was no grab-I labored to finish it, but came away thinking that it must be better than I found it to be.

A Season of Mysteries is available in both paperback and Kindle edition at Amazon. I will stop short of saying you should read it, but will also not say you should not. It was not to my taste, personally.

Book provided by Kregel Blog Tours in exchange for the review.

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