(1899AD): Finding Christopher
STORY-LINE THE GIANT SECRET BY DAVID ALAN WEBB:
In The Giant Secret (1899 AD) Finding Christopher, the reader’s transported to the Appalachians. Hans and Ava immigrants to America, seeking a new life, have just buried their second stillborn child. With spirits low, Ava realizes children are not in her future. Fate and perhaps a higher being have different ideas. Come along with Ava and Hans as they discover sometimes, the thing they most desire will be granted, but perhaps. not as they thought. My review of The Giant Secret (1899) Finding Christopher, follows
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
This is the first short-story by David Alan Webb I have read. Firstly, I must state how much I enjoyed this short-story of faith and love. Without giving away spoilers, I can only say, sometimes the most precious gift comes in different packing than we perceived it would. I particularly appreciated the way big burly Hans treated Ava. She was precious to him and he cared for her greatly; Ava a strong woman married to a big bear of man, she calls her “little bear” in private. In a time when violence was a way of life, it was refreshing to see two people who cherished life without prejudice, devoted to each other, and were fully in love.
In concluding my review of The Giant Secret, I found a totally satisfying short read. With writing which is refreshing and an original story-line, the reader’s captivated by the characters, story, and vivid descriptions. Webb added just enough mystery to keep the reader glued to the pages. I would not hesitate to buy this very short book for myself or a friend, however, you will be glad to know it’s free on the Webb’s website.
THE GIANT SECRET RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
Suitable for older mature preteens and ages up through adult, this is a clean sweet short-story. When I finished this short-story I released a heart-felt sigh of pleasure. I highly recommend downloading this free short-story.
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from the author, choosing to voluntarily review the book/novel with honest reviews for romance novel, The Giant Secret. Furthermore, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book/novel review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book/novel reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. No one influenced my voluntary reviews for romance novel, The Giant Secret.
The Giant Secret About David Alan Webb
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Over four decades ago at age fifteen (when he quit Advanced Composition after a major misunderstanding with the instructor), David committed himself to master writing English. He’s been working on it ever since.
As a young man, he studied Anglo-Saxon and ancient Greek to understand English better. He loves languages of all kinds, especially because they let him “carry his thoughts in different containers.” He reads Spanish well, used to read Russian well, and has familiarized himself with others for fun and relaxation.
A diligent pursuer of truth, David is something of a mystic and has spent quality years in all three branches of Christianity in the West—Anabaptist, Reformed, and Catholic. He has also lived in several other countries, visited more, and generally has lived and worked among very different kinds of people in his own country. This has made him into a sort of bridge—with compassionate understanding for the inhabitants of very different worlds. It has taken him a long time to coördinate the two halves of his brain, but the result (although as yet incomplete) seems to him to be worth it.
One half has worked jobs like intelligence analyst and computer technician and chose Mathematics as a college major because this would be “easy and fun.” The other half grew up with a piano, has composed three CDs of instrumental music, and sang in various church settings for years.
David has always cared deeply about people—especially the weaker, smaller, and younger. In recent years, there seem to be more and more of the “younger” around everywhere; in the last third of his life, he finds himself empathizing and identifying more and more with weak, wounded, hurting humanity. Storymaking has been a lifelong ambition. With study and practice, David is learning how to organize an ocean of imagination into rivers of story. He hopes to contribute something beautiful and good to the lives of his readers.