Thursday, March 05, 2009

Last Mango in Texas by Ray Blackston

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Last Mango in Texas

FaithWords (March 13, 2009)


Ray Blackston of Greenville, South Carolina, worked as a buyer and a broker for eleven years before cashing in his modest 401k and leaving his corporate cubicle to write full time. He serves on the missions committee of his church, has traveled to rural Ecuador on a summer missions program, and coaches his seven-year-old nephew, Action Jackson, in T-Ball.

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Product Details:

List Price: $13.99
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (March 13, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446579610
ISBN-13: 978-0446579612


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Here is my review of this fantastic book:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Ray Blackston and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Last Mango In Texas" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, but haven’t been very consistent in taking the time to thank them in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

“Last Mango in Texas” is signature Ray Blackston. His dialogue sparkles. His characters are bright and funny. His narrative is some of the wittiest writing in the business! Kyle Mango is a college student with an unthinkable decision to make! He must choose between Gretchen, the girl of his dreams, and being set for life financially as the owner of four oil wells that he inherited from his uncle. No brainer? NO WAY!

Ray Blackston weaves a colorful tale of love and environmental responsibility that will make you laugh out loud and seriously question how you would handle yourself if faced with the same circumstances. This is a completely enjoyable, intelligent read with a thread of faith woven throughout.


Anonymous said...

great job on your review.

Miriam Parker said...

Thanks for your kind words! LOVE your reviews and hope you write more!!! :)