Wednesday, 1 April 2020

The Knowing by Brit Lunden + #Giveaway

The Knowing by Brit Lunden
Published in the USA by Chelshire Inc in March 2019.

Bulwark- a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world. Bulwark, Georgia, isolated, hidden. Who knows what strange things can happen when the rest of the world can't see you? JB Stratton is alone in the world, and all he has left are the memories of his beloved Ellie. Dirt poor JB and wealthy Ellie feel an instant connection that is as intense and primal as the blood red earth of their home. Unseen roots connect them, pulling them into an impossible relationship. Will the memories of past lives help or hinder the path of their love? Based on the original novella Bulwark, by Brit Lunden, The Knowing continues the story of a town isolated from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible, and logic is determined by reality.

At the heart of The Knowing is a lovely opposites attract romance. I loved how Lunden has JB as an elderly man remembering important moments in his life with Ellie - their first meeting at school when Ellie's family move to Bulwark, the start of their fledgling relationship, and the events which drove them apart. I got such a strong sense of his love for Ellie and, indeed, of her love for him. This central theme shines through the swirl of weirdness which surrounds Bulwark - a lamp burning in the mists!

I was fascinated, but also frequently bewildered by the oddness in this novella. The title, The Knowing, is an apt description for JB and Ellie's sense of belonging together - they just know this is right - but it is also confusing for this reader looking in as there was so much I didn't know or understand! What was the puddle's source? Who was in the car? What's the reason for that time jump? I'm not used to fictional stories deliberately Not answering so many questions so this aspect of Lunden's writing quite compelling and unusual. I have another of the Bulwark novellas to read sooon so perhaps the town's mysteries might become clearer?

Meet the author:
Brit Lunden is a prolific author who’s written over 50 books in assorted genres under different pen names. Bulwark was her first effort in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow authors as the basis for a new series, A Bulwark Anthology. Using her characters, they are creating new denizens in spin-off stories to this bizarre town. Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a house full of helpful ghosts.

Connect with the author:
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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful book and series.