Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Mississippi Nights by D.M. Webb January 14, 2016

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Two brothers, one death–the bond of brotherhood faces its greatest challenge against resentment and guilt. Can the love between two brothers eventually win against pain and guilt?

When Firefighter David Boyette’s fiancée perishes in a car fire, he blames his brother,Sgt. Jeremy Boyette, for her death.

Three years later, David returns home with a dark and devastating secret. With the help of family, a woman’s love, and a small child’s devotion, can David overcome insurmountable odds as he and Jeremy face the bitterness that enslaves him?

Together the brothers must decide if the bond of brotherhood is stronger than resentment and hate.


Daphne Self, writing as

D.M. Webb, is the author of 30 Days: A Devotional Memoir (2013), Mississippi Nights (2012), and I Lost My Hat (2009). Her children’s devotional, Balaam and the Donkey, appeared on (April 2013). Between her writing the next novel, marketing her published works, and reviewing books on her blog, Rebel Book Reviews, she volunteers as an ACFW judge for First Impressions, Genesis, and Carol Awards. Her travels and life with her family makes life interesting and provides plenty of material for storylines.


D.M. has a well-developed story with many interesting characters.

David’s secret is not spoken of directly too soon so it will keep the reader wondering exactly what he is hiding. He did frustrate me a bit, I wanted him to just get over being angry at his brother but I do understand that when we are deeply wounded forgiveness can be hard.

Jeremy is a very likable character who just wants the relationship he once had with his brother back.

The other characters in the book are all seemed to have their own personality that was well-developed. I did sometimes have trouble keeping track of who was who and their relationship with each other.

Overall, an enjoyable read with a lot to think about and reflect on, especially in regards to forgiveness.

Visit D.M. here. 

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A copy of this book was given to me by The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review. 


One Response to “Mississippi Nights by D.M. Webb”

  1. attennos39 Says:

    From the first page to the last page I was hooked. I did not want to stop reading this book. This story reminds me of Romans 5:8

    8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

    I really liked the character of David. His vulnerability, his struggle, his shame, his addictions and his desire for love and acceptance endeared him to me. You are pulled into his life and desire his redemption. You want him to restore his relationship with God because this is what you desire above all else.

    A great reminder that God is the one that the one who reaches out to us. He is always there like the Father in the Prodigal son story. This is an engaging story for those of us who are tempted to judge without understanding and for those of us that want to be reminded of our own pasts and how much we have been forgiven.

    I received this book from for an honest review. This review will be posted on Amazon, Goodreads and anywhere this book is sold.

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