Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Review: The Angels' Share by:James Markert
About the Book:
Some believed he was the second coming of Christ. William wasn’t so sure. But when that drifter was buried next to the family distillery, everything changed.
Now that Prohibition has ended, what the townspeople of Twisted Tree, Kentucky, need most is the revival of the Old Sam Bourbon distillery. But William McFee knows it’ll take a miracle to convince his father, Barley, to once more fill his family’s aging house with barrels full of bourbon.
When a drifter recently buried near the distillery begins to draw crowds of pilgrims, the McFees are dubious, but miracles seem to come to those who once interacted with the deceased and to those now praying at his grave. As people descend on the town to visit the “Potter’s Field Christ,” William seeks to find the connection between the tragic death of his younger brother and the mysterious drifter.
But as news spreads about the miracles at the Potter’s Field, the publicity threatens to bring the depth of Barley’s secret past to light and put the entire McFee family in jeopardy.
The Angels’ Share is a story of fathers and sons, of young romance, of revenge and redemption, and the mystery of miracles.
The Depression was hitting America hard. The people found it hard to survive this economic collapse. Surviving was definitely difficult and no one could see a light at the end of the tunnel. so people took to doing whatever they could to survive and for many that meant making and selling alcohol. Twisted Tree, Kentucky was no different and its been said that the people of Appalachia was where the act of making alcohol originated.
But there were also people that made it legally and for Twisted Tree, the Old Sam Bourbon distillery was what many of them needed to survive. But since it's closing due to the Prohibition it has left many wondering if it will ever be opened again.
But that's not all that has been going on in this small town. There has been some strange happenings lately and William McFee the main character in the story intends on finding out just what all this means and why his father would have anything to do with any of it.
Loved this story and the setting as well as time period was awesome. Love reading things about this point in time in history. Fascinating story!
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.