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Confessions of the Meek and the Valiant [Kindle Edition]

Steven Porter
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Confessions of the Meek and the Valiant is not your father's -- or Godfather's -- mob story.

The notorious underworld gangs of South Boston are gone, but loyal men still meet to glorify them in the backrooms of the raucous neighborhood pubs. So when Riley Lynch, a shy, bright and likable Irish-Catholic kid from Southie is accepted to a prestigious college in New York, his proud family and their old connections rally to support him. But in doing so, they inadvertently expose disturbing secrets from his family's past that cause Riley to question everything he was raised to believe. And it is only through the passion of a pure and innocent heart that he and those he loves can be rescued from his family's dark legacy, and from the control of a rising, new and ambitious mob kingpin.

Confessions of the Meek and the Valiant is a fast-paced chronicle of love, family, adventure and redemption. It is a story of a young man's quest to discover who he is, who he wants to be, and whether he can accept what the world believes he has become.

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About the Author

Steven R. Porter is a self-employed writer, marketing consultant and former Director of Advertising and Public Relations for Lauriat's Bookstores, Inc. Steven is also a frequent speaker and lecturer on Internet job search technologies in his role as a consultant for www.JobsinRI.com. He and his wife Dawn are active volunteers in their local community and reside in the village of Harmony, Rhode Island with their two children Thomas and Susannah.

Product Details

  • File Size: 517 KB
  • Print Length: 326 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: SPIMAC (May 26, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052YYBFO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,099,634 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an amazing first book! July 30, 2011
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This book was recommended by the friend of a friend of the writer. I found it hard to believe that this is a first novel! I was amazed at the intricasies of the story and the depth of the character. While I am not a fan of mobster style books this one wasn't like your typical mob story. I had a hard time putting this book down to go to bed. I can't sing this books praises enough! I hope that Mr. Porter is planning on writing another book, I would gladly purchase it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book! August 29, 2011
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This book grabbed me from page one and didn't let go until the last. I am not typically drawn to "mobster books", but to call this a mere gangster novel would be selling it short. Mr. Porter has created an amazing, yet amazingly believeable cast of characters who draw the reader in and make you love them, hate them, root for them, bleed for them, cry with and for them through every page. The artful construction of the characters, the places and their lives makes the reader feel as though you are part of this family and living life along with them. This was and is an amazing novel and I will be recommending it to all my family and friends! If you are looking to read a book that proves that the art of intelligent, thought-provoking literature is not dead, THIS IS IT! I anxiously await Mr. Porter's next contribution to the literary world.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection July 22, 2011
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This book has absolutely something for everyone...intrigue, history, love and action! The words come together beautifully and create vivid pictures as you get deeper and deeper into the story. The character of Riley is so perfectly developed and where I thought I might have had an inkling of where the story was going, I was fabulously surprised! Not many authors are able to pull this off today and Porter has done so in this tremendously crafted novel!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps You Reading! July 19, 2011
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Confessions of the Meek and Valiant by Steven R. Porter keeps your attention and keeps you thinking about how the story fits together. The ending makes sense but was not at all what I predicted. In addition to the strong storyline, the writing itself is excellent. It draws you into what is happening by making the characters seem very real. Porter also does a superb job of describing the real and fictional places in the story.
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More About the Author

Steven R. Porter, author of the critically acclaimed novel, Confessions of the Meek and the Valiant, is a writer, marketing consultant and former Director of Advertising and Public Relations for Lauriat's Bookstores, Inc. Steven is also a frequent speaker and lecturer on Internet technologies and emerging publishing techniques.

In September 2011, he founded the Association of Rhode Island Authors (www.RIAuthors.org) and currently serves as its first president. He is also a member of the Rhode Island Romance Writers (RIRW), the Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) and is an author-member of the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA.)

Steven and his wife Dawn are active volunteers in their local community and reside in the village of Harmony, Rhode Island with their two children Thomas and Susannah.

Steven is a seasoned and entertaining public speaker, and is available for author readings, lectures, book signings, book groups and other special events.

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