The Life and Remembrances of Martha Toole by Jason Derr Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The Life and Remembrances of Martha Toole


The Hammer family of Hammer Fields, Virginia, do not know what to expect when elderly matriarch Martha Toole comes for a visit. Only the eldest son, John David Hammer, a painter and lover of family history, seems to enjoy her presence. The family is thrown into deeper distress when, during a visit to the old homeplace, John David and Martha Toole are followed home by the ghost of Martha Toole’s youth.


It’s a great read.  Jason has a great writing style.  I found myself drawn into the family story. People who read it may think about their own families as they go along with this one.  Don’t want to give anything away but there are some great lines in the book. Too many great ones to pick a favorite. I would highly recommend it. I look forward to reading more of Jason’s books. 


Author Bio

I like to make things up, sometimes big things, sometimes small things. Always fun things and always stories. On rainy days I like to drink coffee, listen to jazz and imagine wonderful, dark and beautiful things. I like short stories and long stories. I like fantasy and science-fiction but not in the way you might think. I like horror stories, but not monsters and ghosts and people meeting grisly ends. I like the horror of the every day, the tragic that happens in an average day and the wonderful fantastic people who bravely confront that horror and make the world a better place. I think firemen and soldiers are heroes but I also think fathers, clergymen and women, mothers, grandmothers, peace makers and social workers are heroes. I studied Creative Writing at Eastern Washington University and I am happy for every moment of it.

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