The Good Samaritan (Standalone)
by RC Boldt (Author)
This review is from: August 31, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Couldn’t stop reading…OMG!! This book will grip you in a way that will leave you thinking about humanity, kindness, and love on an entirely new level.
People often throw around the phrase “Family is who you make it, not whom you’re related to”, but what if you choose to have no one? What if you choose solidarity? What if you choose a life without shelter, a life without material things, a life without attachments, a life without protection, a life unlike any you’ve ever known? What if you were living a life of penance, and this was how you were punishing yourself for a wrong you felt you committed. There was no jury of your peers sentencing you to live this way, only your guilt, your shame, your own life sentence of wrong doings to make up for.
“Some might think I’d feel whole again by now, that I’d have gained some semblance of closure, but it hasn’t happened. Though the grief has lessened, the guilt remains. I haven’t paid enough for my wrongdoings.”
Now imagine trying to live this way anonymously, which let’s face it, most people who are homeless are pretty anonymous, but if you begin doing good deeds and those good deeds inspire those around you to do good deeds for others, perhaps your anonymity might cause someone to take notice. A light may be cast on the one story that sent you into the shadows to begin with, unfortunately by the one person who actually first noticed you for you and not the monster you really are inside. What would you do to hide those secrets?
“I vow to do everything in my power to keep this woman safe. Even if it’s from myself.”
When someone actually likes you for you, flaws and all, you feel ten feet tall. It doesn’t take a lot to feel a connection, it just takes a spark and when you know a good person, you know. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes that person a while to believe it themselves because when you have nothing, you have nothing to lose, but when you begin to form attachments that’s when things change and begin to mean everything.
“As if sensing my attention, she glances up, and I stiffen in response. Because I’m me. Homeless. A guy with nothing to offer.”
Jude and Faith have nothing and yet everything to risk. Their story will inspire and move you in a way that I can hardly begin to explain.
This is a must read story on every level and if you only read one book this year make it The Good Samaritan!!