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Monday, December 6, 2010

The Charlatan's Boy

The Charlatan's Boy by Jonathan Rogers caught my interest right from the cover and continued to entrance me until I finally finished it! I loved it so much I finished the novel in a day! The Charlatan's Boy is about an orphan named Grady, who has been traveling around with a charlatan named Floyd who supports them by coming up with quick scams or sideshows, since as far back as he can remember. The problem is that Grady can't remember even the slightest detail of his childhood and doesn't know who he is or where he came from. The only answers to his past come from Floyd, who withholds most of what he knows from Grady.

These two struggle to make a living, made harder by the memory of better times when people from all the towns would flock to see Grady perform as “The Wild Man of Feechiefen Swamp.” But to their dismay, no one believes in " feechies" anymore. But not if Grady and Floyd can help it.

Together, these two extraordinarily colorful characters set out on the adventure of a lifetime and try to devise a plot to create another Great Feechie Scare which Floyd is convinced will make them rich again. Grady is more than enthusiastic about playing his part as a "feechie" once again, but he also can’t stop wondering after living a life full of unknowns, if he will ever know who he really is.

I received this book compliments of Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy for my honest review and have to say I have uncovered a 5 out of 5 stars within it's pages. For more information about this book, the author and where to purchase a copy of this book can be found by clicking on the links below:

The Charlatan's Boy

Jonathan Roger's Website

For more reviews on this amazing book, visit any of these blogs below as well:

Sally Apokedak"> Amy Bissell
Red Bissell
Jennifer Bogart
Thomas Clayton Booher
Keanan Brand
Beckie Burnham
Jeff Chapman
Christian Fiction Book Reviews
Valerie Comer"> CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
April Erwin
Andrea Graham
Tori Greene
Katie Hart"> Bruce Hennigan
Christopher Hopper
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Shannon McDermott
Allen McGraw
Matt Mikalatos"> Rebecca LuElla Miller
Donita K. Paul
Sarah Sawyer
Chawna Schroeder
Tammy Shelnut
Kathleen Smith
James Somers
Donna Swanson
Robert Treskillard
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
Nicole White
Elizabeth Williams
Dave Wilson


  1. I'm glad you liked my book. Thanks for telling your readers about it.

  2. I sure agree with your 5-star rating of this book. Not all books are keepers, but from my perspective, this is one. It's the kind of book you want to give away as a present, too. A great read-aloud and has such an endearing character. I loved it.


  3. I also was intrigued from the beginning...and am now eagerly awaiting the continuation of Grady's story.


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