Book Review: Desert Son by Glenn Maynard

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Carter Spence is a 26 year-old accountant out of Boston who has an out-of-body experience following a car accident that kills his parents.  He views the chaos from above the scene of the accident, then passes through the tunnel and reunites with relatives who have long been dead. A woman he does not recognize approaches him and says, “Welcome, son.” Her message to him is that he needs to be aware of his true identity and should follow signs that will lead him there. She mentions mountains, but Carter is jolted back into his physical body before she can finish. After burying his parents, Carter heads west and meets a free-spirit named Brenda, whom he is drawn to on many levels. She becomes his travelling companion and leads him to Boulder, Colorado, and to an old white house of an old man named Martin. Diaries, hypnosis, and past-life regression reveal a bizarre connection between these three. Carter discovers that the truth to his identity can only be found by pursuing the answer to whether he is the reincarnation of his biological father in what is shaping up to be a love affair rekindled beyond the grave.


The author gave me a copy of Desert Son in exchange for an honest review.  My intention was to forward this book to one of my fellow readers, but the synopsis captivated me.  I requested an extension to read it myself.  The story begins shortly after a car accident.  Mr. Maynard did a fabulous job describing the accident through the eyes of the main character who left his body moments after the crash.  The next scene brings the reader to Heaven.  Again, the author’s writing style blanketed me in the warmth and love of Heaven.  I was just as disappointed as the Carter to return to earth.

The story is fast-paced, yet the settings are described perfectly. I imagined the long car ride and the house while reading.  It was enjoyable discovering this new author and recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fiction.

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