I am so happy to be part of another blog tour brought to us by Reads and Reels Book Tours and have the pleasure of introducing the book Fender by Brent Jones to you all!
How far must we travel to find our way home?
Nothing could have prepared Brennan Glover for the car crash that claimed the lives of his wife and six-year-old daughter. Stricken with grief, the only things that get him through each day are breaking his sobriety and clinging to Fender—the family dog and the sole survivor of the crash.
Desperate to distance Brennan from tragedy, his two closest friends take him on the cross-country road trip they had always talked about. But what begins as an effort to mend his broken heart ends up unraveling a secret that changes everything he thought he knew about his family. Can a journey of six thousand miles lead Brennan to acceptance and new beginnings?
From finding the good in an often cruel world to learning to say goodbye to those we love most, this sophomore release from author Brent Jones is sure to leave readers longing for home, wherever that may be.
Fender starts by introducing us to Brennan and how he met his wife, Rosie. Through their relationship, Brennan’s dog Fender has always been there and now he is the only survivor of a car accident that took Rosie and their daughter. Brennan’s friends take him, and Fender, on a road trip. We see just how far these guys would go for their friend after tragedy hit his world. The love shown between these three friends is amazing, beautiful even, as is the love between Fender and Brennan.
As the road trip takes place we are also seeing the relationship between Brennan and his wife grow. It is a vital part of the story to have this backstory take place. I have been known to find flashbacks hard to keep up with but the way this was written was easy to follow.
When I started reading I was not expecting what unfolded and being an animal lover I was really affected. I saw myself and my beautiful dog, Amber, in the relationship between Brennan and Fender. The bond between a dog and its owner is like no other…dogs can help us in our darkest hour – their love is unfaltering.
Love is an amazing thing regardless of what form it takes: the love for a spouse, a child, a friend or even a dog are all unique and Brent Jones has made a wonderful job of showing us this. He has also brilliantly shown us heartache, heartbreak and animosity.
From bad checks to bathroom graffiti, Brent Jones has always been drawn to writing. He won a national creative writing competition at the age of fourteen, although he can’t recall what the story was about. Seventeen years later, he gave up his freelance career as a social media manager to pursue creative writing full-time. Fender and The Fifteenth of June are his first two novels.
Jones writes from his home in Fort Erie, Canada. He’s happily married, a bearded cyclist, a mediocre guitarist, (sometimes) vegetarian, and the proud owner of two dogs with a God complex. Subscribe to his newsletter (AuthorBrentJones.com) or follow him on social media (@AuthorBrentJ) for updates.
Website/ Blog: authorbrentjones.com/
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