It’s time to share another wonderful book on It’s Just Life. I was fortunate enough to get an advance copy for review (thanks to my friend at JenaBooks for the heads up tip) and am happy to report that the upcoming release of The Incredible Winston Browne by Sean Dietrich is in a word—incredible.
Sean Dietrich has been at the top of my favorite author list from the first thing I read by him and thanks to my bestie Ann who introduced me to him years ago I have a complete collection of his writings gracing my bookshelf. Nothing could be finer for a girl in Carolina than a bookshelf full of great books by a great author.
This latest book is a really emotional read but one that comes highly recommended by everyone who has read it. Here is my review:
I have been a fan of master storyteller, Sean Dietrich aka Sean of the South, for quite awhile after a friend introduced me to his writing. I am eternally grateful to her for that and am thrilled that his latest book, The Incredible Winston Browne, found its way into my life. This is a book that I will re-read and cherish -it’s that good.
Mr. Dietrich has won the hearts of many with his down to earth heartfelt stories and this piece of fiction, his 10th book, is one that will stir all of the emotions in you. I went from chuckling out loud to full out tears at times and loved every word on every page. Yes, I am a fan.
Winston Browne is the proud sherriff of a small town in Florida named Moab. Home to around 800 residents this Florida Panhandle town takes the reader back to life in the 1950’s where everyone knows everyone, goes to either the Methodist or Baptist church in town, and loves baseball. Baseball is a predominant theme in the book and it is fun to see how the story weaves around the Great American game.
Winston Browne is sick but this book is about so much more than Winston’s illness. It is an ode to the strength of the American spirit, the love of the small hometown, and the bonds of love that endure the most difficult situations. Each character in the book has grit and heart and I found myself loving each of them. From Jimmy to Eleanor to Bus –Jesse and Ada –they all stole my heart and I felt as if they were in my living room sharing an Ovaltine with me. (Sorry – no Lucky Strikes allowed in my house. )
Mr. Dietrich has a magical way of telling a story and this book is the perfect example. Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson as well as the author for a advanced digital copy for my honest review. I honestly would give this one 10 stars if I could. Make sure this one is on your 2021 reading list.
Currently you can preorder the book from Amazon (link here) for delivery upon release on March 2nd. If you belong to Goodreads he is also doing a giveaway there for those who want to enter. This is a link to that page.
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Because of you, I became aware of Sean. And I do love reading his articles!
This is his best book yet!
Baseball in a good read! Something to look forward to !
So glad you got to meet him! I get his posts on my FB feed, thanks to you, and sometimes I can’t rea them because they’re so rich they make me cry. (I have to go back when I have steeled my heart).
I’m currently reading Hadley and Grace, but have a few Sean Dietrich books in my kindle list. Can’t wait to get to them!
I just finished Hadley and Grace!!! I loved it!
I think it is so great that you got to meet your favourite author. I added this to my TBR list. Thanks for the review.
And you are the one who “hooked me up” with Sean Dietrich. Thank YOU !
You are very welcome!!!!!
A few months ago I read “Book Lady at Troubled Creek” that you suggested and I loved it. You have spoke of this author before. This book sounds perfect for me. Thanks for sharing.
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