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* 2013 Kindle Book Review Awards Semi-Finalist
** 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards Quarter-Finalist
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“Reading Texas Jack is a beautiful experience … The story itself will keep you on the edge of your seat, rushing through pages to make sure everything turns out ok.” - The San Francisco & Sacramento Book Review
"...touching, well-written novel about a modern-day Texas man coming to terms with his father's alcoholism.... In a series of intelligently interspersed flashbacks, we see how Jack Leonard and his sister, Katie, have coped with and mostly accepted their father Billy's alcoholism from a very young age ... Effectively portrayed secondary characters ... the way the family's well-intentioned tolerance eventually leads to calamity is both convincing and painful.... Competently told with substantial emotional impact..." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“I recommend this book to anyone who needs a reason to smile … This book will hit you right where it counts and make you love the people around you (no matter how imperfect) just that much more.” - Indie Addict
“… this books shows that family, friendship, and love is alive … that forgiveness may be hard, but it’s … worth it in the long run.” - Cynthia Shepp
“… the book is essentially about fathers and sons, the unique dynamic that occurs between children and their parents, and the lasting impact that parents have on their children, often without even realizing it. If you come from a family with alcoholism issues, this story will particularly resonate with you.” – Renae, Amazon Review
"Author Bart Hopkins has crafted a lovely piece of family drama …”
– Portland Book Review
About the novel
Meet Jack Leonard…
Jack was destined to be an alcoholic. His father, Billy, is a happy-go-lucky drunk from East Texas whose behavior varies from outdated to outrageous. He isn’t a bad person, but he tends to make bad decisions. Billy drives his life like he drives his truck: under the influence.
Against all odds, Jack escapes his fifty-percent-alcohol-by-volume fate. How? He meets a girl, of course. Samantha rescues Jack from a path of self-destruction. Fast-forward twenty years, and Jack’s life is nearly perfect: he has the job, the house, and a 10-year-old son he loves more than anything.
But life is never perfect...is it?
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