Twelve-year-old Evan Mason’s life has been turned upside down by the sudden death of his father. His mother isn’t home much, the insurance office during the day, waiting tables at night. Evan is spending a great deal of time alone.
Now he finds himself on a Greyhound bus headed for a small town on the Wabash River where he’ll spend the summer of 1958 with his loving grandmother.
Evan soon meets his new neighbor, Katie Dobbins. She’s a feisty blue-eyed girl with a ponytail, the type of girl Buddy Holly might sing about on American Bandstand. Evan is instantly enamored with her.
It seems the perfect summer is underway—but strange things are happening in the woods surrounding the Ghost Hill Indian Mound.
There’s a dark cloud lingering over the Wabash Valley—It won’t be long before it erupts into a raging storm.
|Publisher:||Michael E. Burge|
|File size:||1 MB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Michael E. Burge, grew up in the Midwest, the Chicago suburbs and a small town in Southern Illinois. After retiring from a career in computer software sales and marketing, he began pursuing his lifelong interest in writing, publishing his debut novel, Bryant’s Gap, in 2015. Michael has again drawn upon his Midwest upbringing to bring us his new novel Melding Spirits. The novel takes us back to 1958, a small town on the Wabash River, where we meet a unique cast of characters, become engrossed in a gripping mystery, and experience a touching story of first love.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Melding Spirits is an excellent, well written, captivating novel from the start. It has an excellent plot, well developed characters that you just can't help hold close to your heart and suspense that makes you never want to put the novel down.
We are introduced to Evan, a young man who is wise and mature beyond his age. His mother is trying everything to make ends meet as a single Mother, which forces Evan to be both a child and caregiver himself. When he finds the chance to spend the summer with his beloved Grandmother, there could be no turning back. Could you really blame him? He deserves a bit of his childhood back.
This is the summer that would change Evan. He meets and forms a bond with a young girl that would forever change his life, Katie. We follow their magical summer with the pair and Evan's friends - it is refreshing to see their innocence and love of life. But under this are tones of something not being quite right in their small, beautiful town. Is something evil brewing or is it just normal teen angst?
You are left on the edge of your seat, unwilling to put the book down to the last second as you have to know what happens to Evan, Katie and the characters in this town. I loved every moment of this well written novel, a definite must read for young adults and adults alike.
Melding Spirits is a historical that hells the story of a twelve year old boy. Evan Mason has lost his father and scarcely sees his mother as she does what she can support them. Evan is sent away during the summer of 1958 to his grandmother's home in a small town in Illinois. He is then introduced to neighbor, Katie Dobbins. The two instantly become friends and begin exploring. Suddenly strange things start happening at the Ghost Hill Indian Mound. This makes Evan and Katie wonder what in the world is going on. Melding Spirits is one of those books that intrigued me right from page one. The plot is captivating and very well written. The characters are ones that makes a reader feel a connection to. Evan is one that I loved instantly. Especially, when he befriends Katie. The mystery that surrounds the two made it hard to put the book down. The suspense made me want to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. It is definitely not a book that I could predict. I had it read in one day. It is that good. I am giving Melding Spirits a well deserved five plus stars. I would give one hundred stars if I could. I highly recommend it for other readers to add to their must read lists. I look forward to reading more by Michael E Burge and see where else he takes a reader to next. He has extraordinary talent. Melding Spirits is most definitely a must read! I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.