Thursday, February 17, 2022

Solomon's Porch by Janet Morris Grimes


Solomon's Porch

About the Book

Book: Solomon’s Porch

Author: Janet Morris Grimes

Genre: Christian Mystery/Suspense

Release date: August 10, 2021


Solomon is running out of it.

A broken and forgotten man fighting the demons of dementia, he longs for the past when both he and his beloved military town of Ginger Ridge once thrived.

When his stooped body collides with the hardened realities of the present, Solomon lies in a coma as an unidentifiable victim of a hit-and-run accident in a faraway city.

With nothing to keep him going but flashbacks of relationships from his past, Solomon has no idea what a difference he will make on the future …


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My Review:

Solomon, like his porch, offers a great to place to sit a spell and gain wisdom, insight and to watch people grow. This is an moving story of how time changes us all, but it's also hopeful and faith is included. All the characters have depth and bring something to the story. Tracking the impact one life has had on many lives, and many things, this story unfolds with so much emotion. This is a "Hallmark" worthy story, and topping that off it is a debut novel. 

5 Stars

About the Author 

522Janet may not have realized she was a writer at the time, but her earliest childhood memories were spent creating fairy-tale stories of the father she never knew. That desire to connect with the mysterious man in a treasured photograph gave her a deep love for the endless possibilities of a healing and everlasting story.

A wife of one, mother of three, and Tootsie to four, she currently writes from her quiet two-acre corner near Louisville, Kentucky. She’s spent the last few years preparing to introduce her novels and children’s stories to the world.

More from Janet

  • – I’d have to say my inspiration for the character of Solomon Thomas came from my precious father-in-law. When we lost him almost ten years ago, we were inundated with countless stories of simple, behind-the-scenes acts of kindness he offered over many decades. I’m not sure he realized what a difference he made in the lives of others.


The same is true for my main character, Solomon Thomas. He comes from such a place of deep tragedy. Once he lost everything, he had nothing left to offer but himself. So he did.


There are many themes running throughout this story. A lost sense of home. Running out of time. Redemption and second chances. But more than this, connection and community. Sometimes, we are so trapped by our own brokenness, we don’t know how to let others in. But what if we did?


Solomon learned to do just that. Show up for people, and let them into his world as well. And over time, it was enough to breathe new life into his beloved town of Ginger Ridge.


What happens next? Solomon deserves a sequel, so I’ll be working on that very soon.

Blog Stops

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Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, February 22

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 23


To celebrate her tour, Janet is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card, a Solomon newsboy cap, and a paperback copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Antoinette M said...

I 'd love to read. This sounds like a very good biblical fiction!

Janet Morris Grimes said...

Thank you for this wonderful review, Carol. I appreciate your time and recommendation so very much.

I wanted to stop in to let your readers know Solomon is holding a $.99 Kindle sale through 2-21.

Lori Smanski said...

thank you for your review. this sounds like a wonderful book.

Stormy Vixen said...

Solomon's Porch sounds like a fantastic mystery for me to enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Carol, for sharing your review! Have a spectacular day!

marisela zuniga said...

Thank you for sharing, the book sounds really good

Jeanna Massman said...

The cover is interesting. It sets the tone for the book.

Caryl Kane said...

Carol, Thank you for sharing your excellent review! Sounds like a must read.

Sally Gearhart said...

Now this sounds like a a really great book and I can't wait to read it. I Love that you said it's a Hallmark worthy story.