A single phone call was all it took to start the wheels of change turning for Bobby. It was a beautiful day when his sister rang to tell him about his mother’s death. The news itself had not been unexpected, but what he would take from it certainly was. Within their old house Rebecca, Bobby’s wife, discovered some old diaries belonging to his grandfather. He wanted to let the dead rest, but his wife had other ideas. She was determined it was time for him to learn who his grandfather really was, and with the detail left in his diaries, walking in his footprints couldn’t be easier. These books were living history, and the lives within, the stories, and the paths they unlocked would change Bobby’s own life in ways he had never imagined. Join Bobby on this journey of discovery in Nathaniel Sewell’s 5th&Hope.
The past haunts the living, even if they don’t know it. Discovering the truth of your roots can help even the most stubborn and detached man understand themselves a little better. Written in the first person narrative, 5th&Hope follows a journey of discovery, loss, hope, understanding, faith, and kinship. Nathaniel Sewell’s writing has a very authentic feel, enough to make you consider this a real pilgrimage, and with intricate descriptions that bring life to even the most everyday scenes, you’ll quickly find yourself walking beside the characters. An injection of humour adds a little spice and a diverse array of characters will capture your heart and attention. A great plot, inspiring in parts, and certainly an enjoyable read.