John Henry and the Tornado by Jessica Strong – Author

I put up a post on Tuesday about the sudden passing of author Jessica Strong who I know through the  Clean Indie Reads Facebook group.

In that post I outlined that the Clean Indie Reads group is pushing an effort to get our membership that are interested to do a little something in memory of her. On December 26th, as a little remembrance / coordinated effort to do something to honor her passing, we are going to buy her books all on that day.

As part of my own comments in that thread I said “I’d like to think we could get her to #1 with a coordinated effort such as this on Saturday 12/26…” “If I lived nearby and brought flowers or something to the family to say goodbye, I would spend so much more (and it would be equally worth it).”

So that is what I am going to do. I am going to log in at 9AM EST, “drop” $16.00, and get all her books.

Between now and then, I am going to showcase her books on my blog and on my author page over at Facebook.

This post is showcasing John Henry and the Tornado

Jess Strong Tornado

SYNOPSIS: John Henry came back from Vietnam a long time ago. But all he did was return to his country, he didn’t really come home. He gave up the battle of trying to settle down until he heard a brother and sister playing. It had reminded him of better days when he was young. The days he had shared with his brother. So he had stayed in the small town of Woodville and listened to the two children laughing, playing and making plans. Then the tornado had hit and John Henry found himself wanting to protect the children, but if the town found out about him he may have to leave again and that was the last thing he wanted to do. The choice John Henry would have to make would be the bravest choice he had ever made – to finally come home and help two children who needed him.

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Print Length is 63 pages, it was released on November 10, 2013 through Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (ASIN: B00GNK0BAK).

The following is the FIVE STAR review by “TOP 500 REVIEWER” Chief, USN Ret…VT Town

5.0 out of 5 stars ~~From Homeless to Hero~~, November 20, 2013

An outstanding story that tells about John Henry and his attempt at recovery from his time in Viet Nam. His life after Nam was one of shuffling from place to place and never setting his roots down. John Henry is now homeless with only one name on his contact list.

After a tornado rips though the town he is living in, he has an opportunity to help a couple of young children in need.

This story illustrates the importance of having someone to care for you which will lift your spirits. And, it also shows the value of the touch of another human.

Well done to this author.

Most highly recommended.

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