The Beech Tree introduces you to the lives of those who visited the tree and shared their lives, their loves, their hopes, and dreams, beneath the tree’s dark green canopy … and their curious, inexplicable connection to one another.
The readers are introduced to Johnny and Margo, the first characters to visit the tree, just before Johnny ships off to fight in The Great War in 1918. We follow Johnny and Margo, Johnny’s lifelong, albeit socially taboo, friendship with his friend, “Bullet Joe” Rogan, a pitcher in the Negro Leagues.
Johnny introduces his granddaughter, Debby, to the tree in 1957, an era of bobby socks, roller-skating carhops and Elvis music, and Debby meets Mason in 1967’s Summer of Love, just before Mason is drafted to fight in Vietnam.
For 30 years, Debby wonders whatever became of the boy who changed her life.
Then she finds out.
The Beech Tree is a stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained and enchanted me from the very first page! Everything about this contemporary piece of fiction was exciting; the characters, as well as the beautiful setting of settings the reader gets to experience and the incredible literature courtesy of the wonderful Don Phelan, made me fall madly in love with this book. The Beech Tree is a piece of fiction that will captivate readers from all genres thanks to the many themes that are interwoven between the pages. This book can only be described as a read that should not be missed! If you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant!
Without spoiling what this moving novel is about, it is about a tree and the people that have shared all of their inner thoughts and feelings underneath this tree. I understand that this book may seem a little strange from this sentence of mine, but there is so much more to this novel than just that. This book takes the reader on an epic journey across the decades. As we follow the characters of this story across these periods of time, we see them change, develop and grow to become better human beings and it makes for a stunning, inspirational read. This book indeed is a book that will keep you entertained from beginning to end, and so it should not be missed!
The story of The Beech Tree is an incredibly dynamic, unique piece of work that took my breath away on more than one occasion, the pacing of this story was wonderfully written and plotted so that I did not get bored at any given time. Never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this incredible book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly and to reach the end of the book very fast!
The excellent author of this novel, Don Phelan effortlessly takes the reader on a thrilling journey; Phelan’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
Phelan is a talented and a well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Phelan’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them. They are believable and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds. This is another thing… Phelan has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting he has established. His sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination and made me turn the pages like a mad woman! He is a pure talent, and for that, he deserves all the talent in the world.
To summarize my thoughts on the charismatic novel that is The Beech Tree; I would say if you are a reader who Is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! This incredible book gets Five Stars from me!
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