Monday, August 3, 2020

The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez by Buck Storm

The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez (Ballads of Paradise)
Literary Americana fiction filled with humor and heart When his wife, Angel, is killed in a head-on collision, Gomez Gomez feels he can't go on--so he doesn't. He spends his days in the bushes next to the crash site drinking Thunderbird wine, and his nights cradling a coffee can full of Angel's ashes. Slow, sure suicide, with no one for company but the snakes, Elvis's ghost, and a strange kid named Bones.

Across town, Father Jake Morales plays it safe, haunted by memories of the woman he left behind, hiding his guilt, loss, and love behind a thick wall of cassock and ritual. Then a shady business deal threatens the town--and his good friend Gomez Gomez--and Father Jake can't just stand by and watch. But what happens when the rescuer is the one in need of saving?

The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez is quirky, heartfelt, and deeply human. Lives and hopes collide in the town of Paradise, stretching across decades and continents in this epic story of forgiveness, redemption, and love

My Take:  This book is a slow burn but whenever I think of Arizona I think of life being slow so it can be enjoyed.  This book has many characters but good development of those characters.  There were some parts that were not my favorite but I did enjoy the book overall.  The story is not your run of the mill story as it is a bit on the different side but different good.  I would suggest reading a chapter before you pick it up to see if it is for you.  If you like different this might be for you.

I received a review copy of this book from Audra Jennings PR and was not required to write a positive review.

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