Choices we make- Twin brothers Luke and Jacob learn that the life paths they're on don't necessarily lead to their desired destinations. Hard won truths, slow realizations, and moments of clarity reveal the true desires of their hearts and expose the quality of their choices.
Enjoyed it thoroughly! Written with fascinating details illuminating time, place and atmosphere, I was transported to the moment and experienced it with all the senses. Also, the characters resonated with me, and I'm sure they will with many others, as I contemplated the same choices and their consequences. Not just for lawyers and West Virginians, a recommended read for anyone looking for perspective in life or simply a good story! David Williams
A journey of self-discovery and growing pains- At its heart, this is a literary novel about the little things in life. It takes us on a journey of self-discovery and growing pains as we watch twin brothers take on similar life challenges in their own unique way. There is a lot of imagery and detail in this book complete with flashbacks which gives readers a preview of past events in both lives of the protagonists. There is a full cast of characters for you to enjoy, each with their own personality and purpose in the story. The theme of following your heart and enjoying every part of your life hangs on throughout the reading.
I liked the strong sense of family and the friendly bonds that were made in this piece. It was obvious the author has spent a lot of time in small towns as he expertly detailed little parts of the hometown of the protagonists throughout the story. There is no part described in this book that you won’t be able to perfectly imagine as you read. The authors does a wonderful job at meticulously detailing even the smallest things.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys contemporary fiction, strong family bonds, emotional growth, and even those who have a heart for western novels might like this. Valicity Garris
Many young professionals find themselves pursuing dreams that often place the most important things in life--time for family and friends and faith-- on the "back burner". Depression, discouragement and burnout are becoming more common. Unfortunately "self medication" has been on the rise whether prescription drugs or so called "recreational" drugs. Cross Over the Tracks peels back the "success" veneer and reveals the stark truths that many young couples are facing. Josh Booth skillfully took me back "memory lane" with recounting popular songs, sports teams, names of celebrities and sharing "how it used to be." The book will challenge readers to get their priorities straight in life. Excellent read! P. Williams
If you are a WV native this is a must read!
Having grown up in West Virginia during this era, I found that Josh's writing painted a perfect picture of the times. He has a knack for developing characters that created an image that I knew most of these guys.
I can't wait to read some of Josh's follow up work. Possibly even a Eddie Tyrell spin off? C. Tyree
Thought provoking. Well written. Great read for those who may be wondering if the “ladder of success” they are climbing is leaning against the wrong building. P. James
This book is food for the soul. It is obvious the author has known, lived, and breathed the scenes portrayed in this novel. He writes insightfully about Appalachian small town nuances like local biscuit and hot dog joints, ubiquitous snuff cans, the heroin epidemic, and buddies who breed field trial beagles as a hobby- to the realities of the dark under-belly of the law profession- to losing friends to drug over-dose, tragedy, and suicide- to the wanton freedom associated with beach towns. This story draws all these characters and places into a seamless tale of what we’re all really searching for in this life, connection and purpose. J. Ellison