I’m excited to announce that the much anticipated second book in the Chet series is live as of today (September 29, 2014). Book two picks up where the first book in the series left off and will take you deeper into the lives and adventures of Charles, David, Julie, Kristyn and of course Chet.
You’ll find the synopsis is available wherever Strength Beyond Our Own is offered for sale so I won’t repeat it here. What I would like to share with you are a few of the comments from readers of the Chet series.
I confess, I fell in love with Julie (and her famous cookies), admired young David and his commitment to his mother, and of course, Charles, the main character, and his struggle to accept others into his life after his tragic loss of loved ones. Charles’ wisdom, after a lifetime of toil, is one of the great treasures of this book. As he teaches others in the story, he teaches the reader of the book too.
I used to read a lot, not so much anymore due to busy life, but I picked this up at the recommendation of a friend. I actually looked forward to my evening reading time each night before sleep because this book left me wondering what was going to happen next, yet left me with things to think about until the next evening. Not a fast paced action thriller, but a very well written enjoyable read about relationships and deep seated love. I think the book is a great script for a Hall Mark Special or family movie and won’t be surprised if it turns out that way. Murray has put beautiful balance in the pages and I am looking forward to his next book.
The story is heartfelt, the descriptions of rural farm life are accurate, and the author makes you feel as if you are right there witnessing the events in this book as they unfold. This is not just a story about an old truck, but in reality, a love story that spans a lifetime. Can’t wait for the next one!
I am gratified by such positive reviews and I’m happier than I can express that you, my fans, are enjoying the stories I’m telling. As an independent author and publisher, you the reader are the ultimate decision makers when it comes to whether or not I am successful. I hope you’ll continue to spread the word about Chet and his friends so I can continue to tell their stories.
Strength Beyond Our Own is currently available in eBook and can be purchased from major bookstores including Amazon, Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and Kobo. The print version is in process and will be releasing soon in a trade paperback. Keep watching here for the announcement when it becomes available.