The True Father by Steven Law

The True Father

bySteven Law

Kobo ebook | March 22, 2011

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ON THE DAY TREVOR HODGE graduates from college his life is about to take a sudden turn, and it's not toward the big accounting job that he'd lined up. Surprised by a visitor at his college commencement, Trevor learns that his father, who he never knew, has died in an accident. Trevor is drawn by a subconscious and relentless yearning to go to Oklahoma to the funeral. He ultimately decides to stay the summer with his father's family and travel the rodeo circuit, where his father was a local hero. He falls in love with his lost family, with the rural atmosphere of Oklahoma, as well as a pretty half Choctaw barrel racer. But most of all, Trevor faces an awakening he never expected, and one that leaves his family, and the town of Spiro, on the edge of their seats.

Title:The True FatherFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 22, 2011Publisher:Goldminds Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A young man finds the truth about his father I just finished another of Steven Law’s brilliant novels, which I believe is another literary homerun. This book, along with his others that I have read, was a real winner for me. This prolific Missouri Ozarks writer has provided me with some terrific reads, including hits such as, “El Paso Way,” “Brave Sonora,” and “Yuma Gold,” just to mention a few. In “The True Father,” which begins in modern day Kansas City, Missouri, Law tells the story of Trevor Hodge, who, on the day of his graduation from college, comes face-to-face with Jerimiah Hodge, the brother of his father, Jettie. The mother who raised him alone, is shocked and openly hostile toward her once brother-in-law. She had always refused to tell Trevor anything about his father, other than to indicate her disdain for him by saying that he was a no good loser. She was a bitter, status seeking woman. One of her main purposes in life was to become one of the city’s elite. On Trevor’s special day, with his life and career already packaged with a neat bow, Jeremiah delivers news that his father has died, and lets Trevor know when the memorial service is scheduled. Against his mother’s insistence that he stay in Kansas City, and “Not throw his life away, “ Trevor leaves his new job and the familiarity of everything in his life, and is lured away by the mysteries of his father’s life in Oklahoma, and to know what happened between his mother and father that caused their split. Trevor’s almost desperate need to know the father he didn’t even remember, leads him to the small town of Spiro, Oklahoma. To his great surprise, everyone in town had loved and revered the bull riding rodeo man. When he met the family he wasn’t even aware he had, and the woman, Bella, who had loved his father, Trevor became determined to truly know his late father. He then decides to spend a little time with his newfound family and Jettie’s friends to discover the answers to his many questions. I very much enjoyed “The True Father,” as it gave me a hero who was quite different from Law’s other fascinating main characters. He continues to provide unique, exciting plots, with many unexpected twists. In this book he sensitively delves into the emotions of a deeply divided family. Law’s books have entertained me for many hours, and I highly recommend all of them to anyone who enjoys a great, intriguing read.
Date published: 2015-08-13