- Perfect Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Tate Publishing (April 10, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1618621637
- ISBN-13: 978-1618621634
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,210,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Walker's Vale is the novel that combines a small family that moves to Walker's Vale, Pennsylvania looking for a fresh start and a slower pace at life, but they received more than they ever bargained for. James Cooper is looking to begin a new life and having more time for his autistic daughter, Liza while they fix up the home they just built down the road from the local church. They just didn't expect to find all kinds of unexplained things happening in their home before they truly got settled from the strange taped designs that appear on Liza's bedroom walls to the creepy Pastor that shows up unannounced with a warning for the family. Only then do the strange circumstances escalate that pits man's old adversary, pure evil against the very holiness of God and all for the battle of one little girl.
Picture all the elements you need to make this one work, small uninhabited home with an evil past, a meddling pastor, and the dark woods in a small town, sets the stage for a showdown in the heavenly realms that leads to definite hauntings in the Cooper household from Liza's glowing doll she doesn't want to leave behind, to things lying buried in the dark woods at the edge of the property. This is truly a spiritual warfare novel that will definitely leave you with a lasting impression.Read more ›
Readers will find this book hard to put down. The story is written in first person, so the reader has a ringside seat to protagonist James Cooper's emotions. Doubt, fear, skepticism, joy, guilt, confusion, relief and growth are among these emotions as James' faith is tested.
The story begins with James, his wife, Maria, and their four-year-old autistic daughter, moving to a rural home in the small community of Walker's Vale, Pennsylvania. Even before unpacking, the Cooper family begins to experience unusual events. A visit from a very peculiar minister brings more questions than comfort.
Nothing in their experience has prepared the Cooper family for the bizarre things that befall them. The Coopers have strong Christian faith, however, which provides the power they need. James chooses to keep some encounters to himself, which causes tension between him and Maria. He fears for his child's safety and worries about protecting his family. It becomes almost impossible to know who can be trusted and who cannot. The fast pace of the story leaves little time for guessing.
For entertainment, this book rates high in excitement and down to the wire suspense. Description is very explicit, making it possible for the reader to see and feel everything right along with James and his family. Those readers who are squeamish about demonic manifestations might find parts of the story a bit frightening, James learns the truth that "The devil is in the details", but finds that God is there, too. He also comes to believe Maria's favorite quote "God always has something better" and he finds it himself.
I recommend this book for adult and teenage readers who enjoy a fast paced supernatural thriller.
Author: John J. Zelenski
Book Length: 136 Pages
Cover: A very simple yet mysterious and creepy cover. The small picture leaves alot to the imagination and draws the reader in. It also gives a nice picture to go off of in your mind's eye when reading the story.
My Thoughts: Walker's Vale is a faced paced, easy to read and follow paranormal adventure. John's descriptions are beautiful and transport the reader into the story. The Coopers are easy to like characters and the overall plot keeps the reader gripped into this high suspense tale. It's not your everyday paranormal adventure, this one makes you have faith and you truly feel the emotions within the novel. Great Read, highly recommend this to families and lovers of the christian and paranormal genre's.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a great book! This is a captivating story that is wonderfully written. Once you start reading it, you WILL not be able to put it down!Published 12 months ago by J.Jr
The author, John Zelenski, did a great job grabbing my attention into this book and holding it with his gripping descriptions of suspense of paranormal events. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Trisk K