Watching Glass Shatter
By James J. Cudney
Recently, I connected with a newly published author who’s also an incredible blogger. Jay, as he’s known to friends, is a great connector as you’ll find on his blog This Is My Truth Now.
Jay writes about so much that it’s impossible for me to put him in a neatly boxed description so you’ll just have to trust me on this one and go over to visit him. You won’t be disappointed. He has a plethora of subjects from his favorite dog Ryder who debuts on Mondays (for all you dog lovers) to his numerous book reviews which I can’t imagine how he reads so much, but he does! Then, there’s his delightful sense of humor and banter with his blogging pals. It’s almost like dancing, when you ‘talk’ with him. You know, that give and take as you move through the blogosphere? As those who fish say, he’s a keeper and I’m glad to share his blog and book with you today!
Let me start by telling you that Watching Glass Shatter reviews can be found here for Good Reads. You can also find them here on Amazon! Oh, and here’s the link to buy it here! For old school readers, the paperback book itself is now available too on the same link!
When I recount that it’s Jay’s fault that I had a sleepless night and an unproductive next day, I mean it. I usually read a little on my kindle before bedtime, so I started his book as I usually do, thinking I’d read a chapter or two. Honestly, I picked it up because he’s a fellow blogger and I’m loyal like that – and the subject of family interests me. I was smitten by reading the description of the book so I thought, what the heck! What I didn’t expect was the depth to which his characters touched me, each with their own individualized perceptions and feelings to round out the formation of a family in every sense of the word. If you’re a part of a family, you know there are nuances between members, subtle and yet sometimes stark reminders of a shared past. Delve into the family unit long enough and you’ll find all sorts of relationships, beliefs and hidden secrets.
Jay’s book makes no exception as he invites us into the Glass family with open arms. Beautifully written, detailed and believable, we journey with them through the death of their patriarch father Ben and experience the aftermath of Glass shattering.
This is why I couldn’t put his book down until I finished it. Pulling my heartstrings with each character, Jay kept me reading until the very wee hours of the morning. When I was finished, I fell asleep sated with the love and connections of a family I just met.
Please join me in welcoming James J. Cudney to the realm of newly published author. This is a book you won’t want to miss! Be sure to pop over to his blog too and tell him Misifusa sent you!
Here’s the tour schedule if you want to follow it! Join the community of bloggers who are supporting Jay and his book tour!
And if you feel inclined, please stop by GoodReads or Amazon to write a book review for him after you’ve read it. Thank you! I always love to support other bloggers and I know you do too!