Shortly after relocating his family to the sweet tea-obsessed town of Sumlyn, Missouri, things start to unravel for a dedicated youth pastor and his dutiful wife. Hawes Trainor has always gone where he’s called without question, and the move to a satellite church is no different save for the well-being of his daughter, Danielle. Affectionately called “D” by her father, the twelve-year-old is admitted late one night to the local hospital for stomach pains. There she’s placed under the care of the mysterious Dr. Grove. For Hawes and his school teacher wife, Angela, the situation soon spins out of control. He may call the shots but she was nearly selected for the Space Shuttle Challenger, coming within only a few teachers of the fateful mission. Angela has dreams of her own yet must put them on hold to help her husband figure out the real reason why D isn’t waking from a medically-induced coma.
The excellent author of this novel, Charles Mahoney effortlessly takes the reader on a thrilling journey; Mahoney’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
Mahoney is a talented and a well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Mahoney’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them. They are believable, and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds. This is another thing… Mahoney has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting he has established. His sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination and made me turn the pages like a mad woman! He is a pure talent, and for that, he deserves all the praise in the world!
To summarize my thoughts on the incredible novel that is In Defense of Knowing; I would say if you are a reader who Is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! This incredible book gets Five Stars from me!
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