Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dog and Butterfly by John Philip Riffice Book Review


From John Philip Riffice, critically acclaimed author of Waiting For Pops, comes a poignant story of fate and the beguiling art of moving on. After his brother’s untimely passing, Cam Freeland takes in his sister-in-law and four year-old nephew, Charlotte and Jimmy, just until they get on their feet and find a place of their own. But that day never comes. Cam enjoys having them in his life, and they enjoy being there. Cam raises Jimmy almost as though the boy were his son, forming a bond of love, respect, and friendship that will last beyond a lifetime. In doing so, young Jimmy slowly discovers that his uncle Cam is far nobler than he could have ever imagined, a stand-up guy in every respect.

Except one. Cam has a skeleton in his closet, one which shames him terribly, and fate calls on Jimmy to investigate further. He does, and the secret he uncovers surprises him. And so does the next. And the next after that. But the biggest revelation of all lies in Jimmy’s discovery that fate controls every aspect of his life and that there are no accidents and there are no coincidences, just as Uncle Cam had always told him.

My Review:

This was a terrific and easy read.

The author takes you to Oklahoma and introduces you to the Freeland Family.  Jimmy and his Mother Charlotte are faced with unplanned circumstances when her husband and Jimmy's father, Billy passes away. They move in with his brother, Cam as a temporary respite.  Unbeknownst at the time, Uncle Cam is exact what Charlotte and Jimmy need.

The author does a terrific job with his writing.  You are able to stay focused in the story.  This story could easily have been someone's life.  It's nice to read a book that you could actually imagine the story line happening.

This is a great book and I highly recommend it!

Thank you to the author for providing me a complimentary copy for my review.  All opinions are my own and are not influenced in anyway.

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