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Sins of the Father by [Palmer, RJ]
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Sins of the Father Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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About the Author

Hi there. I'm R.J. Palmer and I'm told that I should write a little something about myself at which point I should probably tell you that if you slog through this I give you kudos, you've done very well. You see, there is nothing the least bit interesting about me and in truth sometimes I believe that I live vicariously through characters of my own creation in which case I should probably seek professional help straightaway. I could bore you with dry facts recited by rote but that would be contra-indicative of my personality type which demands that I at least make this somewhat interesting regardless of the enormity of the task involved. Easier said than done I can assure you. Good God, you guys want to know MORE about me? Okay, fine then. Here goes. My husband has longish brown hair and pretty hazel eyes. Ooohhhh, wait. That had nothing to do with me, did it? You can blame Wodke Hawkinson for this bio because you really got me onto having to think about the least related answer while tying it all together. Should I get more serious now? Nah! Here's the 411 on the Head Wingnut in Charge...Or at least I am in my head. I'm an awesome writer and I buy in bulk whenever possible because the dozens of kids that I have eat a LOT! Okay, so that was a bit of an exaggeration but they seem like dozens when they all get going. Can I get an "Amen?" And why does it seem like all of them like to get an ornery attitude at the exact same time? Do they synchronize their watches and plan this stuff ahead of time? One of my favorite colors is that orangey yellow of the school bus even though it's a horrible eye sore. Okay, now that you all know I'm a writer with a husband and children, I could let you know that I like to drink Guinness stout and I got mad when they took the widget out of the bottle. You know, that little plastic thingy that made noise when you were getting the stuff that looks like coffee grounds (Mmmm...coffee) out of the bottom of your beer bottle. I think people decided that the widget took up too much space that could've been better used for more beer. Not that I don't understand, I guess I just like crunchy beer or something like that. I like to chew that last swallow of my stout. I'm going to stop this bio before it gets any more idiotic. You can find me at http://rjpalmer.blogspot.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 551 KB
  • Print Length: 445 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475277431
  • Publisher: Rachel Palmer (29 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z4WUWU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #632,259 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sins of the Father is a book you won't want to put down. I finished this book in two evenings and I have to say I would have finished it in one if my eyes hadn't stopped focusing. This really is a page turner and once you pick it up you won't want to stop. I was drawn straight into the story and I became the boy and the man as I read the pages. This to me is always a great book when you can become the character. I couldn't wait to see what the connection between the boy and the man was or why the man was having such real dreams. I don't want to spoil the book for anyone that wants to read it, but what I will say is this, set aside some time because once you start reading you won't want to stop.
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By Julie Elizabeth Powell TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 Sept. 2012
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I was sent a copy of this book by the author and I am extremely glad of it.

I loved this story from beginning to end. It was superbly written and held my attention the whole way.

I particularly liked the 'boy's' story (I don't give spoilers) and would have liked more of that side of things.

It is a fantastic tale of good versus evil, with believable characters, wonderful descriptions and fabulous suspense.

There aren't many books that I've enjoyed as much as this, and I would highly recommend it.
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Sins of the Father tells two tales that are separated by centuries of time but become linked with one little boy. The first tale is that of a young boy living in England during some point in the early medieval period. The boy is an orphan who lives within a monastery. The people who put him there hoped he would gain an education and become someone great. What they didn't know is that the monastery is run by a group of sadist monks who love to inflict pain on the poor boy by giving him nightly whippings!

The second tale is based in the present and tells the story of a dissatisfied Reverend called Aaron. Aaron is a religious man but is having doubts about that religion and his position within the church. But things become much worse when Aaron trips in church and has a vision. He finds himself in a dark, stone library watching a group of monks whipping a small child. Outraged by their activities, Aaron shields the boy from the blows of the whip. Even though the monks can't see or hear Aaron, Aaron can feel the blows. The monks give up on beating the boy and Aaron returns to the present to discover that the vision has only taken seconds (when it felt like hours) and that his back is crossed with bloody whip marks.

After showing his friend Lena (who is a nurse) the scars on his back, Aaron is prescribed some sleeping pills to stop him hurting himself when he `sleep walks'. The pills stop any more visions, but on a visit to his local psychiatric home, Aaron is introduced to a severely autistic boy called Lucien who looks exactly like the boy from the dark library in his visions!

Eventually, Aaron becomes Lucien's guardian and soon discovers that it is something much darker than a mental illness that haunts him.
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I did find this book a little difficult to get into at first. It left me wondering where the story was going. It wasn't until the author introduced "Lucien" to the story did it start to unfold and then i couldn't put it down!
The story has some quite detailed accounts of the characters lives and upbringings and some readers may find this a little unsettling to read but, as a whole, the author does write the story very well.

Reviewed by Laura

***This book was given free for an honest review***
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