Reviews renew our energy to write again.

Combine The Grapes of Wrath, Professor Harlan Hill, Jett Rink and maybe a little Huck Finn and perhaps you will understand the magnitude of this story set in a small town in East Texas in the Great Depression.

We have the germ of a story rattling around in the empty cells of our brains.

But is it any good?

We try to forget the story.

But we can’t.

Our heart demands we write it.

Okay.

But is it any good?

We scatter words on three hundred pages.

Maybe it’s four hundred pages.

Maybe it’s even longer.

But are they any good?

We trust our editors.

We hold our breaths waiting for a new cover design.

The book is ready to publish.

But is it any good?

Only the readers will tell us, especially the readers who take the time to write reviews.

Will the reviews sell any books?

I don’t know.

But there is one thing I know for certain about reviews.

They give us the spark to sit down and write again.

These two reviews for Back Side of A Blue Moon came literally out of the blue.

I wish I knew who wrote them.

I would love to hug their necks and thank them in person.

Unfortunately, they are strangers to me.

I am flattered.

I am honored.

I am forever indebted to them both.

Review by LTDAuthor

Combine The Grapes of Wrath, Professor Harlan Hill, Jett Rink and maybe a little Huck Finn and perhaps you will understand the magnitude of this story set in a small town in East Texas in the Great Depression.

It should go down as a classic in American literature. Pirtle is a wonderful writer who probably does not get the acclaim he deserves. Perhaps, this one will change how readers see him.

This is THE best book I have read in at least a year.

I’m always looking for a story I cannot wait to return to.

This is one.

Review by Angel:

A fascinating story with intriguing characters that will stick with you long after you finish the book, especially beautiful, proud, and stubborn Eudora Durant, and Doc Banister—a smooth-talking, hard to resist, con man.

When Doc appears in Ashland—a small town in Texas where families are broke and hungry—and starts talking about drilling for oil, he sets into motion a series of events with unpredictable consequences for everyone.

I found myself rooting for the people of Ashland who were all pitching in everything they had, and I was holding my breath to find out what will happen…

Were they going to drill? And if so, will they hit an oil well or a dry hole?

The future of the entire town and every living soul in it depended on it.

This book stirred up strong emotions; I got angry, I laughed, and I cried.

What a ride and what an ending!

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  • They’re in for a treat – you have many books ready. Looks like you’re finding members of your tribe.

    • Caleb Pirtle

      Alicia: I fear my tribe wears overalls, drives pickup trucks, thinks fine dining is a mess of turnip greens, and gnaws chicken bones for supper. God bless them all. You, on the other hand, are the only member of the genteel set who dares to communicate with me. God bless you, too.

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