Author: ALEXANDER FRANCIS
Type of Book: SOFTCOVER – LARGE PRINT – AUTOGRAPHED
Length: 353 PAGES
Publisher: ARCUS VERBA PUBLISHING
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
The story begins when a young, ambitious reporter, employed by a small town newspaper, is ordered to visit the local nursing home to report on a couple who has been married for many years. Jill is annoyed because she is sick of reporting on things like the local garden club and she figures that this assignment will be more of the same.
When Jill first meets Mike she is touched by the depth of the love he obviously still feels for his wife, Mary. But, Jill still believes that her story will be little more than a fluff piece.
When Mike begins by telling her that he was switched at birth for one of a pair of twins, Jill’s interest is piqued.
As Mike continues to talk, they are joined by Mary who is dying and the story gets more & more interesting as details emerge.
This story includes an unlikely and unique love story, mob affiliations, murder, a young man off to fight in World War II, and much more.
As Jill is drawn into the story, so is the reader. It is impossible to not want to know more about this elderly pair of lovebirds. Readers will want to know what the secret is to holding onto that love for a lifetime.
As beautiful and touching as the story of Mike and Mary seems to be, they also seem to have been magnets for trouble and they are both touched by evil at different times in their lives.
The author does a great job of showing both the best of mankind and the worst. Every chapter in GEMINKNOT throbs with emotion.
It is definitely worth reading and I loved the large print edition and how easy it was on my eyes.
I rate GEMINKNOT as 4 out of 5 Stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
I received an autographed, large print version of GEMINKNOT from the author through the Goodreads Giveaway program.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alexander Francis grew up in Charleston, South Carolina and went to college there.
His first attempt at writing was to re-create some favorite episodes from his childhood and, to poke a bit of fun at his brother.
In college, Alexander discovered an ability to write poetry, thanks to a rather demanding English professor.
Life intervened, and there was a large hiatus before he found time to write again. His first attempt came almost by accident, because one day he simply wrote down what had happened to him the previous evening.
That story eventually became the book ARE WE A BAND YET and at the time, the few who read it were full of praise. Because the story was personal, and some of the characters real, he declined to publish it for a long time. But his language skills and storytelling were re-awakened by that first attempt, and since then, he has gone on to write eight full-length novels, all the while working on his style and literary abilities.
He says that what most interests him is the interrelationship between men and women. It’s a subject which has tested writers and storytellers for eons and is truly inexhaustible. Each situation is both unique and timeless, as well as compelling.
During Alexander’s rather short career, his emotions have been awakened, and he attempts to give his readers the intensity of his feelings through words. Two of his novels (Beware The Exit and Memory Gap) were inspired by dreams, and after recalling the fragments that remained the next morning, he put the essence down on paper and began the laborious task of creating an exciting book.
He says that his writing is just getting started, because everywhere he looks, he can see the outline of yet another book which needs telling, another exciting tale or tender moment which can be created in ink and paper.
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