30 October 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Texas Jack by Bart Hopkins

This is one of those books that was really hard for me to write a review of. The storyline and writing is well done, but the author seemed to get lost a few times. At least a third of the book could have been cut and the story would have been just fine. It was a bit overly-written in many parts and could have used a good editor to slice it up and flesh out a few places that needed.

Overall, I found the story itself to be compelling and I liked the flashbacks and how the author pulled the two stories together. I think the ending was predictable but satisfying.

Recommended for those looking for a heartfelt read that don’t mind a little rambling.

Meet Jack Leonard…

Jack was destined to be an alcoholic. His father, Billy, is a happy-go-lucky drunk from East Texas whose behavior varies from outdated to outrageous. He isn’t a bad person, but he tends to make bad decisions. Billy drives his life like he drives his truck: under the influence.

Against all odds, Jack escapes his fifty-percent-alcohol-by-volume fate. How? He meets a girl, of course. Samantha rescues Jack from his path of self-destruction. Fast-forward twenty years, and Jack’s life is nearly perfect: he has the job, the house, a wonderful marriage, and a 10-year-old son he loves more than anything.

But life is never perfect…is it?

Texas Jack is a compelling story about family relationships, forgiveness, and finding harmony with those you love. From lighthearted and humorous to achingly painful, it captures real people, at their best and worst, and chronicles the choices they must make along the way.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Book count for 2013: 36

One Response to “Texas Jack by Bart Hopkins”

  1. Bart Hopkins 21 February 2017 at 9:52 am Permalink

    Hi Candy,

    Thanks for taking the time to review my book. I apologize for not posting sooner. As a relatively new author in 2013, I hadn’t yet learned to take criticism without getting my feelings hurt!

    It’s late in coming, but I wanted to extend a heartfelt thanks!


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