Posted in 4 paws, Blog tour, fiction, Historical, Review, Supernatural on May 12, 2015

Vince LaneCategory: Supernatural, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
Release Date: January 2015
Tour: April/May, 2015
Available In: ebook, 280 Pages


“Jonah” by Vince Lane is a work of literary fiction, a period piece written in accented vernacular.  The story is staged in small town Louisiana in the 1930’s during the great depression.

An elderly black hobo “Jonah” shows up begging at the door of two ladies humble shotgun shack.  Though they are poor, they feed him.  So he returns the kindness doing a couple of odd jobs to repay them.  They take a somewhat mystical trusting, and immediate liking to Jonah and offer him a job.

Throughout their time together many amazingly good outcomes happen for the ladies and their families as they are touched by turmoil after turmoil.  The story unfolds a murder and cover up involving a prominent Judge who turns out to be responsible for the hit and run death of one of the ladies husbands.

There is tragedy and death involved, but in the end, the human spirit is triumphant when they realize, only after Jonah has left their midst, that he had been an angel sent to help them through some otherwise horrible times.


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This was such a good read – better than I expected. This book is set around 1930, depression years in the south, Louisiana to be exact. This is also the time of segregation and racism.

Jonah, a colored man, witnesses an accident when he arrives into town. He may or may not have known how it would impact those that he meets and take him under their wings. But then maybe he did…the story leads you down several story lines and each time Jonah is sure everything will be ok. Perhaps he is an Angel? Each story line tied the others and many were heart warming, some were sad and some were happy. Overall it touched many emotions.

The only thing that I wasn’t keen on was that at one point, a minor character Vicki, said that she was telling this story, but it was in the middle of the book. And it would go back and forth from her point of view and 3rd person. I think that if she was going to be a narrator that it should have been closer to the beginning. It was a minor distraction to me and did not take away from the story overall.

We give it 4 paws up and for the bargain price of $0.99, worth the purchase.


About Vince LaneVince Lane

Vince Lane has been writing most of his life, he first began seriously writing literary material around 1980.  At the time he was a musician, singer/songwriter, poet, and professional entertainer living and working in Los Angeles, California.

As a writer Vince Lane has always maintained an unabashed style, paying little if any attention to convention. Unlike many writers, he has never settled down into any particular genre having written sci-fi, horror, supernatural, literary, mystery, action adventure, justice, and experimental fiction in iambic pentameter.

“I have enjoyed writing what I like, what I want, the way I want, and I stay true to that artistic freedom to this day.”- Vince Lane

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