Patience, My Dear

Patience, My Dear

by Bower Lewis


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ISBN-13: 9781593096441
Publisher: Infinite Words
Publication date: 03/24/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bower Lewis writes off-beat mainstream fiction, infusing her novels with romance, humor, intrigue, and a touch of sex whenever she can get her characters to sit still long enough. She lives outside Boston with her husband, three Roombas, and two badly behaved cats.

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Patience, My Dear 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jesserfon More than 1 year ago
With Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams gone, and Tom Robbins not publishing much these days, there aren’t many authors who can make me laugh out loud. Bower Lewis has come along just in time to rescue me from a life of serious fiction. Her debut novel, Patience, My Dear, is a comic adventure of biblical proportions. Patience Kelleher doesn’t want to be schizophrenic, but she isn’t particularly relieved to discover that God really is communicating with her and wants her to save the world. With the Lord constantly texting her from an iPhone He has become much too fond of, Patience and her new neighbor Zane Grey Ellison, a good-natured and open-minded guy who’s experiencing the world outside the walls of his family’s old-money estate for the first time, must thwart a boy-band-singer-turned-politician’s plans to sponsor a solar energy company’s scheme that would end in global destruction. After non-stop divine intervention in the form of home-made emoticons, Patience agrees to do the Lord’s bidding, but her vow that the mission will be accomplished without bloodshed complicates the task, and the caper gets completely out of control when her long-lost Uncle John shows up with an assault rifle strapped to his back. The story moves at lightning speed, with surprises at every turn, and Lewis manages to keep the suspense believable even though one of her main characters is omniscient. The personalities and motivations of all the characters—including God Almighty—are fully developed through action and dialogue, and felt real to me, even when they were in unreal situations doing unreal things. Woven throughout the novel is a blossoming romance between Patience and Zane that provides a sweetly innocent counterpoint to the guns and violence, as well as a timely call for peace in a bloody world—but even God doesn’t get preachy about it. There are lessons to be learned and relationships to be explored, but mostly, Patience, My Dear will make you laugh. A lot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago