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|“Finding Roland McCray” contains both book 1 and book 2 of the “Adventures of Roland McCray” series and is a convenient way to have both books in one volume, but no additional material has been added.
This book is a collection of sixteen stories about a boy named Roland McCray and his life from age 8 to 18. Roland grows up in the 1960’s in a small southern town. His grandfather is a man of faith and Roland is told repeatedly that God loves everyone, and for that reason he doesn’t understand how a loving God could do some of the things the Bible says. He realizes that to follow that “narrow path” may mean losing his religion, but the only other option would be to turn his back on God. Will Roland find that truth he searches for despite the confusing and contradictory world around him, or does he take the path of least resistance, that wide road most of the people in his life choose because it’s the easy answer?
Roland’s story is ultimately inspiring and touches on universal truths.
This book consistently ranks in the top 100 Best Seller (in the top 50, actually) in these categories:
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Anthologies & Literature Collections > Short Stories
Kindle Store : Kindle eBooks : Literature & Fiction : Religious & Inspirational Fiction : Short Stories
And is among the top ten best rated books in those categories. Available at Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords
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|One chapter (story) is FREE to read here: Saturday Night at the Drive-In At 10,000 words, it is one of the longer stories in the book.|
Reviews5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful read!
“I really enjoyed this pleasant and well-written story about Roland McCray, someone who I’m sure everyone can relate to within themselves as I know I did when reading. It was a refreshing read, and one which I quickly got lost in within the first few pages precisely because of the nostalgic element and the wondrous, care-free days of growing up! Blaine Coleman is a talented writer and I’ll be recommending this book highly.”
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the Roland McCray books!
“These are such great stories. This one, Finding Roland McCray (The Adventures of Roland McCray Book 3) by Blaine Coleman is another enchanting collection of tales from a gentler and more innocent time. But no matter when you grew up, you’ll see parts of your own childhood and yourself in these stories. Skillful and charming writing that is a pleasure to read. In certain chapters like Of Cults and Klans, I like how the author used the berries to weave through and counter the tension and depth of the other issues. Anyone who enjoys wonderful storytelling will love these books. Highly recommended five stars.
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary
Extraordinary. If I had but one word to describe this book, it would be, “extraordinary”. Finding Roland McCray (The Adventures of Roland McCray Book 3), by Blaine Coleman, is an amazing read. It took me back to a simpler time, one in which finding out who you are, discovering your strengths and weaknesses as a human being, was much less chaotic and technology-dominated than today. Young people from 8 to 80 (yes, 80) will enjoy reading this book. There are universal truths told in this book that touch upon the length, width and breadth of the life span, Highly recommended for all human beings.Reviewed by Thomas Jerome Baker
Author of “I Live In Chile”
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful read
A collection of stories taking young Roland McCray from an 8 year old flying kites and collecting bugs with his slightly reclusive neighbor to his teens and early romance with plenty of lessons along the way. Mostly religious lessons, and somewhat confusing for a young person with all its rituals that seemed to get in the way of actually being a christian. Roland slowly comes to recognize that his grandfather’s philosophy that ‘all things work for the good for those who seek good’ is the best one for him to model his life on and manages to resist the hypocrisy of the adults around him.I thoroughly enjoyed this little trip down memory lane. I did not grow up in rural America but rest assured, the grownups in Africa were just as demanding and controlling and sometimes just plain deluded as the characters surrounding Roland McCray in the 1960’s.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read!
This is my first read by this author and I was not disappointed. The author introduces readers to Roland McCray, a young man, strong and confident in his beliefs and not afraid to face life’s hurdles. Roland is a reminder of days passed when the issues faced by youth were the same and yet so different from those faced by youth today.This book is an enjoyable and easy to read collection of stories about growing up and reconciliation of religious beliefs and values with life issues. I highly recommend it.Uniquely wonderfulI very much enjoyed this book. I thought the prose was excellent and the storyline deep. A child growing up in the South offers a unique look at the culture of the area in the 1970s. The author did a wonderful job of portraying this in all its complexities..