“Author Lincoln Cole’s natural style offers a refreshingly honest look at life and humanity.”
– L.J. Bryant, Literary Classics
“The choice of multiple narrators and multiple times enriches the story. At the end, I felt I knew these people.”
– Kathleen Rollins, author of Misfits and Heroes
“Love the back and forth on the emotions, feels very true to life. Love the older protagonist and his voice.”
– Leslie and Alyssa, Writership Podcast
“It felt a little like peeling an onion and was realistically written.”
– Bookowlie, Online Book Club
“Intricate family relationships come to light. Dialogue is realistic and engaging throughout.”
– Judge, 3rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards
Winner of the 2015 Literary Classics Award: Inspirational and Visionary Category!
BOOK DESCRIPTION: A novel about overcoming our own weaknesses when it doesn’t feel like there is anything left to live for, Ripples through Time tells the story of Calvin Greenwood. A family man in his eighties, Calvin is alone for the first time in over sixty years. His wife, Emily, recently passed away and he isn’t taking her death well. He doesn’t remember how to be alone, and he doesn’t know if he can forgive himself for the mistakes he made.
Edward, a long time family friend, comes to check on him during this time of need. Edward understands just how dangerous things are for Calvin, and he’s hoping to talk him out of doing the unthinkable. He just hopes he isn’t too late to help.
Help, however, isn’t the easiest thing to give, and it can be even more difficult to accept….
Love, loss, and forgiveness weave inextricably into this human tale of friendship and hope.
Ripples Through Time is a contemporary novel set in Middle America about aging and euthanasia that examines the good and bad moments in life and shows that it takes all of them to build a person; often it is our mistakes which define us, but we should always hold onto hope.
This novel begins with a quote by Anne Lamott: “Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.” Sometimes we need to ask and grant forgiveness before it is too late.