Sins of the Father

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Sins of the Father

Charlie Kirby is a high school teacher who also volunteers at the prison where his own father had served time. It is there he meets Caleb Farmer, a man serving time for killing his wife, but wanting to reconnect with his son.

While looking for "Junior", Charlie meets James Marshall and they start to form a friendship that leads to something more. It is then that Charlie finds out that James is the "Junior" he is looking for.....and it might be the one thing that could very well end their relationship. Charlie understands what James feels towards his father, just as he understands that Caleb really wants to make amends.

Like both Good to Know and Falling, Sins of the Father is a gift of a read. While different from the other books (both in storyline and characters), Sins of the Father is a storyline of various relationships: Between fathers and sons, lovers (past and present), and friends. It is a story of how the past affects people in different ways and how letting go is the best thing that you can do, even though the memories - good and bad - remain.  The story is also one of forgiving - yourself and others - and moving on to new things.  Look forward to more.

Book Blurb for Sins of the Father

While volunteering to help prisoners earn their high school equivalency, Charlie Kirmeets Caleb Farmer, who asks his help to write a letter to his longlost son, Junior, to make amends. Touched Caleb's story, Charlie agrees to help.

When Charlie manages to track down Junior, he discovers the man has long since changed his name to James Marshall and wants absolutely nothing to do with his father. Charlie understands James's anger; Charlie spent most of his adolescence trying to convince his own incarcerated father to see him, but his father always pushed him away. Now, Charlie has nothing but regret for the past and the lost opportunities, and he wants to spare James the same fate.

But Charlie's attempts to help James forgive and forget become complicated feelings he hasn't experienced since the death of his husband. For them to have any chance at finding happiness, James will have to end his selfimposed emotional isolation, but will Charlie's efforts bring James closer or push him further away?

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2010 4.50