I first learned about Martin Crosbie’s novel, My Temporary Life, when he was featured in a Canadian newspaper. The article chronicled his rise to the top of the Amazon bestseller lists. After spending a few hours on the phone with Martin, I knew I had to read this novel. No, Martin didn’t provide me with his novel for review. I bought it and loved it enough to review it here and on Amazon.
Malcolm Wilson comes to life in a way I never expected when I started reading this “coming of age” novel. Set in two different acts of Malcolm’s life, this story was gripping and poignant. I laughed and cried, and flipped pages (kindle pages) as quickly as I could, wanting to know more.
Malcolm’s parents, surrogate parents, and friends all came to life on the page. As much as I enjoyed both acts of Malcolm’s life, I can “Hardly” wait for the next novel.
From Amazon: Heroes are not born. They’re made.
Malcolm Wilson’s strength was forged during harsh childhood days–ugly days when he faced down schoolyard bullies and endured the neglect of a promiscuous mother. It is a strength that he has wielded to defend himself and his friends.
Yet those years and traumas have taken their toll. Somewhere along the way, Malcolm Wilson lost his love of life.
That changes the day when beautiful, tempestuous Heather enters his world. He feels the stirrings of something long dormant. And when he learns of Heather’s own abusive childhood–and the daughter that she was forced to leave behind–Malcolm knows one thing:
He must help Heather get her little girl back.
Their harrowing quest takes them from Scotland to a remote corner of Canada. There, Malcolm faces more than he bargained for–from being accused of kidnapping, to being targeted by an enraged psycho. And he discovers that Heather’s story is more tragic than he could ever have imagined.
Yet his love for this woman with the flaming red hair–and for a little girl he has yet to meet–gives Malcolm Stewart the one thing he desperately needs: A chance to be reborn.
A chance to become the hero he never dreamed he could be.