Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Trials and Trails by Jim Halverson

Book Details:

Book Title: Trials and Trails by Jim Halverson
Category: Adult Fiction, 276 pages
Genre: Western, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Gail Force Publishing
Release date: January 2019
Tour dates: March 4 to 29, 2019
Content Rating: PG (The only "bad" word is the phrase "shit for brains" and it is used a single time. No sex scenes)

Book Description:

With a past of slavery and compliance, LeRoy has learned to pick his battles carefully. Johnny B, a quick-tempered Sioux, is still learning to control his anger. When dangerous circumstances bond them together, the pair learn to navigate Reconstruction Era America and all its prejudices. They save an innocent man from hanging, reunite two old friends, assist in an honorable death for an elder Indian, and discover their worth as they steadily assimilate self-respect into their lives.

From Jim Halverson’s debut novel comes a tale of adventure, purpose, and the pursuit of self-actualization. Cowboys and psychology ride hand in hand, traveling a journey from living life on the edge to finding a place of belonging, joy, vulnerability, and distinction. Through trials along their trails, LeRoy and Johnny B transform people they meet, brand the world a better place, and reap the benefits.

To read reviews, please follow the tour on Jim Halverson's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Meet the Author:

Jim Halverson grew up in the rural, gold-mining town of Mokelumne Hill, CA and received his MBA from Golden Gate University. He spent part of his life on a ranch and is an avid student of psychology. He recognizes the struggles of all men and women seeking equality and respect. Jim and his wife, Gail, spend their time traveling from their small farm in Forestville, CA.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Facebook

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My Review

Trials and Trails: Adventures and Unexpected Discoveries of Life is the first book I have read by Jim Halverson. After reading this one, it will not be the last. It begins in the post American Civil War era. LeRoy has to figure out where he belongs in the world now that the war is over. Johnny B is a Sioux that is, also, having to learn how he belongs in the world. The two become friends after they find themselves in a dangerous situation. Which leads them into many more adventures they would have thought possible: saving lives, reuniting lost friends, and helping with an elder Indian. They begin to mature, grow and see what is important in life.  

I enjoyed Trials and Trails: Adventures and Unexpected Discoveries of Life. I found it to be uniquely and well written. I had no way of predicting what would happen next with Johnny B and LeRoy. I loved how they came together and were able to develop a bond with one another. I was intrigued with their tale and could not put the book down until the end. It is not a long read, so it was quite easy for me to have it read in a few hours. 

I am giving Trials and Trails: Adventures and Unexpected Discoveries of Life five plus stars and I highly recommend it to other readers. It is most definitely not one to be missed. I would love to read more by this author in the future.

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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