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Review and Giveaway: Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton September 11, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:26 pm
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Sergeant Rowdy Slater is the most skilled-and most incorrigible-soldier in Dog Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne, an elite group of paratroopers fighting for the world’s freedom in World War II.

Through a bizarre set of circumstances, Rowdy returns to the States after the war, turns his life around, and falls into the only job he can find-preacher at the sparsely populated community church in Cut Eye, Texas, a dusty highway town situated at the midpoint of nowhere and emptiness.

The town’s lawman, suspicious that Rowdy has changed his ways only as a cover up, gives an ultimatum: Rowdy must survive one complete year as Cut Eye’s new minister or end up in jail.

At first Rowdy thinks the job will be easy, particularly because he’s taking over for a young female missionary who’s held the church together while the men were at war. But when a dark-hearted acquaintance from Rowdy’s past shows up with a plan to make some quick cash, Rowdy becomes ensnared due to an irrevocable favor, and life turns decidedly difficult.

Rowdy’s a man used to solving problems one of two ways: with his rifle or with his fists. Will he be able to thwart his old friend’s evil schemes while remaining true to his new higher calling?

This is a wild ride of a book bursting with a bank robbery, kidnapping, desperate prayers, and barroom brawls. Before the smoke clears, all sides just might end up getting exactly what they want.

My thoughts and giveaway:

Sometimes I request and book to review and then worry that I might regret it. That happened with this book BEFORE I read it.

However, once I opened the book I didn’t want to put it down. It. Was. So. Good.

From the first page you are thrown in to the wild world of Rowdy Slater and each page after brings a new twist and turn. Sometimes fun twists, sometimes tense twist. You just never know. But there is never a dull moment in this book.

Rowdy is such a likeable character in a very odd way. He isn’t really a nice guy at first but Marcus did a fabulous job of making me care about this rough and tumble man, who seems to be trying to find out where he fits in the world now that the war is over.

Sometimes I just wished he would keep his mouth shut, it seems to get him into a lot of trouble. I couldn’t wait to see how or if God would get a hold of this man.

Marcus has written a wonderful story and I say that coming from the fact that this is not my typical read. Men and women and alike would enjoy this book.  I can’t wait to read more about Rowdy and his adventures.

Visit Marcus here.

Grab a copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,  or

The publisher is giving away a copy of this book to one commentator. Leave a comment by Sept. 17th at 5:00 p.m. to be entered to win.  (U.S. and Canada only)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


21 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton”

  1. D.L. Kamstra Says:

    I’ve noticed this book popping up, but was concerned if it is one that I would really like or not. Your review is giving me a bit more confidence that I might like it.

  2. I had seen this book and wondered about it. Thanks for your honest review. I look forward to reading this one.

  3. Karen Spiegel Says:

    Sounds interesting, Melissa. Would like to win it. Thank you!!

  4. Melanie Backus Says:

    I am intrigued by this one! Thank you for the opportunity!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  5. Sandra Padgett Says:

    This sounds like a story where you can get to the heart of this man and see what makes him tick. Will look for this book whether I win or not. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. amyc Says:

    I’m really interested in reading this book. Thanks for the post and giveaway!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  7. This sounds like a fascinating story! Thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity. I would love to win!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  8. karenk Says:

    thanks for the opportunity to read this novel 🙂

  9. beckie Says:

    I love WWII stories. This one looks good.

  10. jennette Says:

    Can i enter please?

  11. Raechel Says:

    I’ve been curious about this book for a while – thanks for your review! Please enter me. 🙂

  12. I’ve read multiple review about this book and everyone has good things to say about it. WWII fiction has been huge this year and I’ve read a few myself. I’d like to add this one to the list.

    Your comment about wishing Rowdy would keep his mouth shut sometimes struck me. We all know someone that we love, in Christ, that tends to say more than is necessary. Only God can tame the tongue though me may try (James 3:8).

    Thank you for the honest review and opportunity to win.
    Amanda Geaney

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