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Review and Giveaway: The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez by Buck Storm July 23, 2020

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 6:35 pm
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Literary Americana fiction filled with humor and heart

When his wife, Angel, is killed in a head-on collision, Gomez Gomez feels he can’t go on–so he doesn’t. He spends his days in the bushes next to the crash site drinking Thunderbird wine, and his nights cradling a coffee can full of Angel’s ashes. Slow, sure suicide, with no one for company but the snakes, Elvis’s ghost, and a strange kid named Bones.

Across town, Father Jake Morales plays it safe, haunted by memories of the woman he left behind, hiding his guilt, loss, and love behind a thick wall of cassock and ritual. Then a shady business deal threatens the town–and his good friend Gomez Gomez–and Father Jake can’t just stand by and watch. But what happens when the rescuer is the one in need of saving?

The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez is quirky, heartfelt, and deeply human. Lives and hopes collide in the town of Paradise, stretching across decades and continents in this epic story of forgiveness, redemption, and love.

Read an excerpt from Kregel by clicking here.

About the Author:

Buck Storm is a critically acclaimed author and musician whose stories have found mail (1)friends around the world. His nonfiction work includes Finding Jesus in Israel and Through the Holy Land on the Road Less Traveled. Storm’s novels include The List, The LightTruck Stop Jesus, and The Miracle Man. The latest, The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez, launches his new series, Ballads of Paradise.

Storm and his wife, Michelle, make their home in North Idaho and have two married children.

Learn more about Buck Storm, as well as his writing and music, at buckstorm.com. He can also be found on Facebook (@buckstormauthor)Twitter (@buckstormauthor), and Instagram (@buckstorm).

Giveaway:

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My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more in the series. Buck has created a cast of characters that are sure to engage any reader, no matter man or woman.

The tension between Jake and Honey was so interesting and I kept wondering who they, if they, could move past it.

Gomez Gomez pulls at the heart and it like so many of us that struggle to move forward after we have been hurt in some way. I even enjoyed the snarky snake he talked to.

If you like a fun read with deep underlying truths this is a book for you.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own. 

 

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