BOOK 1 “The author captured each person's character with amazing insight and was able to draw you into the emotions of each. I found this book so intoxicating and filled with the Lord's grace that I just wanted it to continue on and on and it really does in the life of the author. If this book does not become a TV series or a movie, I will be amazed. It is to be compared to the Sackett, Lonesome Dove and Wagons West series.” – Sandy Williams, retired from Bantam Books, regional manager
BOOK 2 Reading Too Little Too Late took me back to the stories of my dear grandfather, of how the Great Depression defined his generation. I could see the pain in his face when he told those stories of economic hardship and struggle. Besides the pain though, those stories spoke of the moral fortitude of that generation, that despite the odds they pressed on, and importantly found the good in the otherwise grim circumstances of the time.
One can hardly imagine more grim circumstances than the hero of the story, the little boy, Clyde, trying to make his way in a world where he has no one except Harold, a young man not much older than Clyde himself. Together these two aspiring cow-pokes roam through the southern mid-west looking for a way to survive in hard times, all the while seeing what they are going through not as struggle but as adventure. This is in fact what makes Too Little Too Late such a heartfelt story. That no matter what the odds, if you keep the right perspective, then life is an adventure to be relished and ever appreciated. There is a certain honesty in the author's approach. Using authentic vernacular of the time, the story draws from raw emotions of hurt and anger mixed with confusion and doubt to shape the characters in such a way that does not try to manipulate. Rather, the author resists taking the easy way out of such painful emotions. Now If I'm honest, I may have liked, at least briefly, the happily ever after and all that, but instead the story gave me so much more, life as it really tends to be, not always a pretty picture, but one that is memorable and that lends itself to draw meaning from which readers can draw from their own experiences.
My grandfather is long since gone now, but reading Too Little Too Late has at least brought back the stories I remember of him, what he and others of his generation endured, were shaped by, and eventually surmounted. David Deranian, Author, Director, Producer
"I was so happy to get the last book. I have to admit I was looking for a happy ending for poor Clyde, and in many ways it was. Life is not all about happy endings, I was reminded. I appreciated how the author kept the story real, so that no matter where you come from or how old you are there is someone in the story to relate to. Can't wait for more books from you, Dr. Andrews. It felt like Clyde's story is just beginning. 5.0 out of 5 stars Hoping for Happy Endings" Cristine Coffman, school teacher
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