Nobody's Mulligan by Brian Holt
Category: Adult Fiction 18+, 337 pages
Genre: Spiritual, Inspirational, Religion
Publisher: Covenant Books; Release Date: March 2020
Formats Available: print- softback, ebook
Tour dates: August 23 to September 3
Content Rating:Pg-13 - No excessive sex, profanity but graphic violence
Margaret Sullivan, a troubled college student in her early twenties, becomes a modern-day Joan of Arc when she is compelled to save humanity as the
pinnacle of evil comes to seize what he believes was his in NOBODY’S MULLIGAN by Brian Holt.
Orphaned at childbirth and raised by her maternal grandparents, Margaret
feels the sting of loss when her grandmother dies. With no maternal figure in
her life to offer her comfort and guidance, Margaret becomes a borderline
traumatic social recluse and is treated as an outcast, despite participating in
admirable callings, and is left with her ailing grandfather, Paddy Sullivan. What
she doesn’t realize is that evil is actively afoot and identifies her as an
impediment to Satan’s global apocalyptic conquest.
Craig Templeton, an unmotivated, barely graduated gamer existing in his
mother’s basement, seeks employment at a PR firm, assigned to the mailroom,
which he perceives as corporate leprosy and beneath him given his freshly
minted college degree. Templeton’s rust-relic of a car is the perfect prompt
for Satan, as he sees Templeton ogling the high-end vehicles believing that he
is already deserving of such amenities.
Drawn against their will into the town square on the night of the
apocalypse arranged by a series of circumstances under Templeton’s influence,
the citizens of Grace’s Parrish are confronted by the accumulated product of
their own transgressions, and universal suffrage is served. Perplexed by her
grandfather’s apparent immunity to Templeton’s will, Margaret ultimately
realizes that faith will triumph over evil. The price is heavy, as the town
seeks redemption from the only one who can grant it. With it comes a caveat
that one detractor in the group will re-invite the apocalypse with increased
Margaret’s heroism is handsomely rewarded as she ultimately finds
transcendence that no mortal could deliver—a unification with the one person
whose absence created an emotional abyss, as well as an explanation of her
grandfather’s immunity to Satan’s will which is epic. And she ultimately
finds her happily ever after with a love-match that is intriguingly
coincidental! The ending nicely sets the stage for the workings of a
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... “No, Mommy, please do it with me. It means so much to me,” Margaret replied, keeping her right fingertips touching her forehead, defiantly f aithful. The wall of the cauldron of souls was approaching vertical as Margaret’s feet began to dangle; the screams of the falling people were totally obscured.
“In the name of the Father.” Margaret’s grasp approached full release.
She wanted to believe the floating image was her very mother, offering peace, solace, the ability to reconnect through eternity—all of which were presented as possible if only Margaret would interrupt the short verse that she would recite prior to, and at the conclusion of, every prayer or blessing. Margaret’s squinted eyes emptied the tears that dragged clean marks down her soiled cheeks. The image of her mother looked on with love and reached toward her face to wipe dry the tears and begin making everything better. Her mother’s long brown hair was tied in a bun, as it often was in the home videos; and it was the spitting image of the way Margaret’s grandmother would wear it almost all the time. The videos showed Margaret was just like her mother—playful, energetic, funny, and proper. Gazing through the tears and into her mother’s deep green eyes....
Margaret shook her head in refusal of her mother’s plea and continued in the way she was taught since she would first speak. “And of the Son,” her voice trembled as the whites in her mother’s eyes darkened to a shade of bright red, and her face turned to that of disgust, disappointment, and now rage...
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
A proud father of five from Levittown, New York, Brian
Holt was retired from a career in law enforcement as well as over thirty years as a volunteer fireman serving as chief. Indulging in his own desire to write, Brian sat down and started jotting thoughts but struggled to compose a viable outline. Frustrated, he found his biggest inspiration as the result of praying the rosary daily, asking for the words to the book that needed to be written. After some weeks, Brian sat at his desk and whispered a form of a spiritual epiphany to himself, “Okay, your way, not mine.” From there, the first words of Nobody’s Mulligan began to flow.
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