Wednesday, November 04, 2009

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

One Fine Season

AuthorHouse (November 25, 2008)


Michael Sheehan


Michael Sheehan is CEO and founder of BioResource, a company that distributes natural remedies including the popular INFLAMYAR ointment for sports injuries. He wrote One Fine Season to honor the memories of two childhood friends who died young, before they could realize their dreams.

One Fine Season is true to life. It draws on Sheehan’s religious education at a Catholic seminary and his experience as a high school baseball and collegiate soccer player. A graduate of Santa Clara University, Sheehan also earned a master’s degree in science journalism from Boston University. He lives in Northern California.


ONE FINE SEASON tells the story of a promising young athlete who must rise from the ashes of devastating personal loss to fulfill a pact made years earlier with his best friend.

Best friends Pete O’Brien and Danny Grace are gifted college athletes, both hoping for careers as professional baseball players. When tragedy strikes, Danny struggles to cope with his overwhelming grief and fulfill a pact the young men made years earlier: to play in the World Series.

Events unexpectedly thrust Danny into the spotlight with the new expansion team in Sacramento. Three guides – an aging catcher, spiritual centerfielder and wise manager – plus a beautiful woman lead him on a healing journey, revealing that even death cannot break the bonds of true friendship.

If you would like to read an excerpt from the first chapter of One Fine Season, go HERE

One Fine Season made my flight from Phoenix to Boston seem a lot shorter than it really was. It was difficult for me to put the book away and save the last half for my flight back to Phoenix. But thankfully I did and the last part of the book held my attention even more. I can't reveal the way the book ends but I can tell you that it is surprising, exciting and different. I liked the book and recommend it for all those interested in sports and stories about lasting friendship. But I was disappointed that the author had the hero of the book using the same foul language the other ball players used. And I was especially disappointed that the hero and his girlfriend participated in premarital sex. I don't live in a cave and I know what is going on in the world and I realize Michael Sheehan wanted to write a believable book. But he didn't hesitate to write other things in the book that are hard to believe. The book has a lot of truth about God, family and friendship that I respect and was pleased to read.


Caroline said...

Thank you for the review Clif. The two things that disappoint you would disappoint me too. I hope he does portray the incidences in a way that indicate it is not the way to go, especially the second incidence. Other than that, from your review It sounds like a book worth reading.

Loren said...

Thanks for the review! I guess in books as well as in movies it's the same question???
WHY do they think the have to put profanity in there? It adds NOTHING to the storyline and same goes for the premarital sex. Sad. Sad. Sad.

Thank goodness for people like Sherwood Pictures or
Five and Two pictures (Secrets of Jonathan Sperry)
They are making wonderful movies that are pure, wholesome family movies!

Bless you and your dear wife ~ CHARLOTTE :) LOL

Warren Baldwin said...

Clif - thank you for the book. It is another very nice gift. You have such positive, upbeat books to recommend.

Thanks for the review of Sheehan's book. Yes, I am disappointed when not even the hero can be presented in a totally Christian light. We watched a movie a while ago that was so good and moral right up to the end, then one of the main characters got his girlfriend pregnant and demanded she get an abortion. Where did that come from and why did they have to put that in there?? I know that happens, but I also know not all young people make those decisions. That is the world we live in.

One more thing - I really like the music selection you have on here. Peaceful. I hope you don't change it for a while. I think I will leave your blog open to enjoy the music while I work on another screen.