Frank Turner's wayward soul is about to meet its maker. Caught and convicted of murder, the gallows were waiting just outside. But a visit from the most unlikely source may alter Frank's future and give him back his past...it's all up to him.
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This review was written by L. Avery Brown, owner of The Magnolia Blossom Review. The book, at the time of this review, is listed as for free. And Now for the Review... Review completed by L. Avery Brown, Book Title – 5 of 5 Definitely makes the mind wonder what it's about. We've heard the phrase between heaven & hell, between a rock & a hard place, between good & evil - but no7 'Between Heaven and Waco'. (Not really sure what that says about Waco :o) it's catchy. Book Cover – 5 of 5 It shouts 'western' with the gallows & it gives the reader a great little mental snapshot of the 'when' of the story without actually saying it. . First 500... – 10 of 10 Definitely an intense opening to a book - within just a couple of paragraphs you know that Frank Turner is a cold-blooded killer. But of course - no one is born a killer. Glen Marcus reminds the reader that there is always something that happens that flips the switch in the human mind to make them decide to take another's life. Very well executed opening. Blurb Effectiveness – 7 of 10 I wish the blurb was a wee bit longer - it needs an extra nudge to really grab the reader's attention. Yes, it points out that Frank is about to take the walk down a good old fashioned western-style 'green mile' but something needs to be mentioned sort of like what was mentioned in my discussion of the First 500. Age Recommendation/Genre Classification – 10 of 10 Spot on. This is a Western - short story - with spiritual/supernatural overtones. Presentation/Format – 9 of 10 Preface - done very well - it's easy for an author to get so wound up in a preface such it just becomes a muck of words leading anywhere. The rest of the short is handled beautifully - the flashbacks aren't soft & gentle - as nothing in Frank's life has been soft or gentle. There were a few times when I got a little confused as to who was talking because the action seemed to belong to one person while the voice belonged to another. Theme/Originality – 10 of 10 I'm not a big western reader but I've read many redemption tales. What I like about this presentation is how it's not stuck in the 'Yuckity yuck yuck - I'm a bad boy gonna meet my maker' rut a lot of stories like this tend to have. Description/Enhancement – 10 of 10 If more western tales were written like this I'd probably enjoy the genre a lot more. 1 thing I do like about the genre is t that there's always a bit of quiet and loneliness that is pervasive and that's something I got out of this book. Intrigue – 10 fo 10 Honestly, the story was so good I had to 'turn the next page' to find out what happened. Grammar/Mechanics – 7 of 10 This little nugget of gold needed a good once, twice, and thrice over! There were a times when punctuation was used improperly/carelessly. A handful of spots where there needed to be a space between a word after a period. And then a few times when italics should've been used but weren't. Overall Impression – 10 of 10 Would I recommend it? Absolutely. The Bestowing of the Blossoms... Glen Marcus's Between Heaven and Waco earned 93 out of 100 points...and that, in anybody's book is a class 'A' book meaning it's earned 5 big beautiful blossoms.