Sins of the Father

[[ BOOKS ]] ✮ Sins of the Father  Author R.J.  Palmer – Johndore.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 444 pages
  • Sins of the Father
  • R.J. Palmer
  • English
  • 20 January 2018
  • 1475277431

About the Author: R.J. Palmer

Hi there.I m R.J Palmer and I m told that I should write a little something about myself at which point I should probably tell you that if you slog through this I give you kudos, you ve done very well You see, there is nothing the least bit interesting about me and in truth sometimes I believe that I live vicariously through characters of my own creation in which case I should probably seek prof Hi there.I m R.J Palmer and I m told that I should write a little something about myself at which point I should probably tell you that if you slog through this I give you kudos, you ve done very well You see, there is nothing the least bit interesting about me and in truth sometimes I believe that I live vicariously through characters of my own creation in which case I should probably seek professional help straightaway.I could bore you with dry facts recited by rote but that would be contra indicative of my personality type which demands that I at least make this somewhat interesting regardless of the enormity of the task involved Easier said than done I can assure you.Good God, you guys want to know MORE about me Okay, fine then Here goes My husband has longish brown hair and pretty hazel eyes Ooohhhh, wait That had nothing to do with me, did it You can blame Wodke Hawkinson for this bio because you really got me onto having to think about the least related answer while tying it all together.Should I getserious now Nah Here s the 411 on the Head Wingnut in ChargeOr at least I am in my head I m an awesome writer and I buy in bulk whenever possible because the dozens of kids that I have eat a LOT Okay, so that was a bit of an exaggeration but they seem like dozens when they all get going Can I get an Amen And why does it seem like all of them like to get an ornery attitude at the exact same time Do they synchronize their watches and plan this stuff ahead of time One of my favorite colors is that orangey yellow of the school bus even though it s a horrible eye sore.Okay, now that you all know I m a writer with a husband and children, I could let you know that I like to drink Guinness stout and I got mad when they took the widget out of the bottle You know, that little plastic thingy that made noise when you were getting the stuff that looks like coffee grounds Mmmmcoffee out of the bottom of your beer bottle I think people decided that the widget took up too much space that could ve been better used forbeer Not that I don t understand, I guess I just like crunchy beer or something like that I like to chew that last swallow of my stout I m going to stop this bio before it gets anyidiotic.You can find me at


Sins of the Father A Minister Losing Touch With His Faith A Severely Autistic Child With No Past, No Present And No Real Future An Evil Older Than Time Itself When The Boy Lucian Is Thrown Into Aaron S Life With Nowhere Else To Go All Hell Breaks Loose And Aaron Confronts Things He Never Actually Imagined Could Really Exist In An Effort To Save One Small, Tortured Child

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10 thoughts on “Sins of the Father

  1. Sheila says:

    What a great story The beginning was horrifying, the middle was engrossing, and the ending was suprising and satisfying Whatcould I ask for The book is described as being a paranormal story, but it is not the currently fad vampire witch psychic type of paranormal This is mucha dark, ancient, religious type of paranormal, which was very well written, and well played I was hooked.

  2. Gregory Lamb says:

    I found reading this story and thinking of how best to provide a useful review to be quite a challenge Part of the challenge for me was that I normally don t read this genre and the other part was perhaps my personal preference for style and structure That isn t to say that Palmer doesn t write well either Had I not liked the writing, I may not have finished reading the story.The story itself is imaginative and thought provoking It was easy to keep up with the character development because t I found reading this story and thinking of how best to provide a useful review to be quite a challenge Part of the challenge for me was that I normally don t read this genre and the other part was perhaps my personal preference for style and structure That isn t to say that Palmer doesn t write well either Had I not liked the writing, I may not have finished reading the story.The story itself is imaginative and thought provoking It was easy to keep up with the character development because the author chose some characters who balance well in the story I liked how the paranormal transcendence of time and space played out along with the revelation of possibilities for understanding autism.What I had the most difficulty with was the story kicked off well but then there was lots of repetition at the beginning of each chapter up until the introduction of Lucian I felt that part of the story could have been significantly shorter while still holding all the content I also had difficulty with the extensive narrative in place of what could have beendialogue The dialogue didn t pick up until Aaron and Lena Williams came together about half way into the story In fact, for me the middle was the best part because there was some excellent dialogue and plenty of drama.I m glad I held on and read this intriguing novel Others who are fans of the genre will probably love it

  3. Sheri says:

    Sins of the Father R.J Palmer Psychological ThrillerBowen, in Feudal England was left orphaned and raised by cruel monks There he was tortured beyond belief He learned to retreat deep inside himself to ease the pain.Modern day, Aaron a Minister from the Midwest is asked by a homeless man to come to the psychiatric hospital, he needs help There Aaron finds an autistic boy Lucian who has no past No parents a homeless child that no one knows anything about.Once Aaron has encountered this Sins of the Father R.J Palmer Psychological ThrillerBowen, in Feudal England was left orphaned and raised by cruel monks There he was tortured beyond belief He learned to retreat deep inside himself to ease the pain.Modern day, Aaron a Minister from the Midwest is asked by a homeless man to come to the psychiatric hospital, he needs help There Aaron finds an autistic boy Lucian who has no past No parents a homeless child that no one knows anything about.Once Aaron has encountered this child he can t sleep, he has terrors during the night, but are they real A Delusion Hallucination What is the connection to this boy, if any Now Aaron must face a force like no one has ever witness and make the biggest decision of his life to save this boy.Fantastic nail biting, emotional read Kept me up way past my bed time I would love to readfrom R.J Palmer

  4. Julie Powell says:

    I was sent a copy of this book by the author and I am extremely glad of it.I loved this story from beginning to end It was superbly written and held my attention the whole way.I particularly liked the boy s story I don t give spoilers and would have likedof that side of things It is a fantastic tale of good versus evil, with believable characters, wonderful descriptions and fabulous suspense.There aren t many books that I ve enjoyed as much as this, and I would highly recommend it.

  5. Albert says:

    Overall Feedback To be fair from the start again I will state that this is a book written by my wife and my review may be skewed by this For this reason I will take away one star from the start so it will be an even playing field.On to the review After her first novel Birthright I knew I would be in for a good read and that overall I would enjoy the experience I however had not expected to enjoy myself as much as I did As all married couples know, we must be supportive of our spouse and th Overall Feedback To be fair from the start again I will state that this is a book written by my wife and my review may be skewed by this For this reason I will take away one star from the start so it will be an even playing field.On to the review After her first novel Birthright I knew I would be in for a good read and that overall I would enjoy the experience I however had not expected to enjoy myself as much as I did As all married couples know, we must be supportive of our spouse and the excursions into what makes them happy I thought I would do just that and give the token husband I Love It speech and that would be that Birthright has not been edited so RJ s penchant for the overuse of words in her storytelling shined through unimpeded This time though she went for broke and has had Sins of the Father edited and a professional cover created to reflect her growth in both her craft and her understanding of how to publish credible work I was intrigued by the story and how it transformed throughout the pages I was taken back when all the small details left in the pages became important in the end To accurately sum it up, this is RJ s here I am and I have learned to better my writing book and I am sure others will agree I still believe she hasto give and I can only say that it can only get better when the author is still striving to learnabout their craft Sins delivered far above my expectations of what RJ may have been capable of in writing even before it was edited She took the reviews from Birthright and used that criticism to better her own skills instead of whining and pouting and then quitting Now after reading the edited version of Sins I would have to say that she is serious about her chosen career and she is doing what she can to be the best Sins is a great possibility to be her breakout work and I hope it does just that for her Not because I am her husband but because I am an avid reader 300 books last year and this has got to be the best I have read since Indie Chicks After reading this book I was actually excited to talk to the author, in person, about what they wrote I can not believe it but when I look back I was so acting like a fan So go ahead and at least sample the book After the sample 50 percent I am sure you will agree.Point of View The story is third person from Bowen Lucian s mind.Voice In each story we find ourselves relating to the characters in our own way but I really feel that RJ was telling us a little about her feelings as a child in this one It is only up to us to read between the lines.Character Development You find yourself trying to protect Bowen Lucian through your minds eye and trying to shake Aaron loose from his lost faith Lena starts off brusk but ends up as your favorite busy body.Plot There are things in this universe that defy explanation so this could be true or it could be myth but you will follow along with a dry mouth and panic in your heart for the black is always there.Dialogue Seeing that this takes place in the Midwest I would have to say the dialogue was spot on for the present day characters The Welsh dialogue was intriguing to see included as was seeing the author jump back in time and still manage to keep up with the dialogue used.Pacing If you are looking for a coffee table read, move on, if not then pull up a comfy chair, blanket and good drink because you will not want to put it down.Setting RJ was able to move in and out of past and present settings without disturbing the story She also was able to keep the descriptions concise but leave room for the reader to imagine where they were without being handheld there.Continuity No issues here RJ was able to lead the reader along and give tidbits here and there but not give away the entire plot She then ties everything off in the end superbly The reader will have a moment of wow that was why they said this or did this and that is where that came from or that is why that happened Impressive to the last period

  6. adam-p-reviews says:

    Sins of the Father tells two tales that are separated by centuries of time but become linked with one little boy The first tale is that of a young boy living in England during some point in the early medieval period The boy is an orphan who lives within a monastery The people who put him there hoped he would gain an education and become someone great What they didn t know is that the monastery is run by a group of sadist monks who love to inflict pain on the poor boy by giving him nightly wh Sins of the Father tells two tales that are separated by centuries of time but become linked with one little boy The first tale is that of a young boy living in England during some point in the early medieval period The boy is an orphan who lives within a monastery The people who put him there hoped he would gain an education and become someone great What they didn t know is that the monastery is run by a group of sadist monks who love to inflict pain on the poor boy by giving him nightly whippings The second tale is based in the present and tells the story of a dissatisfied Reverend called Aaron Aaron is a religious man but is having doubts about that religion and his position within the church But things become much worse when Aaron trips in church and has a vision He finds himself in a dark, stone library watching a group of monks whipping a small child Outraged by their activities, Aaron shields the boy from the blows of the whip Even though the monks can t see or hear Aaron, Aaron can feel the blows The monks give up on beating the boy and Aaron returns to the present to discover that the vision has only taken seconds when it felt like hours and that his back is crossed with bloody whip marks.After showing his friend Lena who is a nurse the scars on his back, Aaron is prescribed some sleeping pills to stop him hurting himself when he sleep walks The pills stop anyvisions, but on a visit to his local psychiatric home, Aaron is introduced to a severely autistic boy called Lucien who looks exactly like the boy from the dark library in his visions Eventually, Aaron becomes Lucien s guardian and soon discovers that it is something much darker than a mental illness that haunts him That the strong link Aaron feels towards Lucien is not just that of a carer towards a child, but stretches back over the centuries I enjoyed reading this book and I m glad R.J Palmer got in touch and supplied me with a copy of her novel I think the thing I liked most was that Palmer put a supernatural twist on to a historical novel or maybe that should be the other way round and as most of you all know, I love all things history If I had one issue with the book, it would be that the ending did seem a little rushed Throughout the whole book Lucien cannot talk, but within the last 20 or so pages he snaps out of his condition and starts telling his life story It just seemed like the novel was rounded off quickly Nevertheless, I did enjoy the ending, as Palmer ties all the plot strings together very nicely I would suggest this book to anyone who likes books like Inquisition or the Da Vinci Code Novels that have a historical, religious or a supernatural twist to them Again, I d like to say a massive thank you to R.J Palmer for getting in touch If you would like to purchase this novel, it is available from Smashwords.com or for kindle and in paperback from .co.uk.Forgreat book reviews check out

  7. Susan says:

    If you re looking for a scary, paranormal narrative, and one that entertains as well as makes you look over your shoulder in the dark, avoid fire and torture, you ve come to the right place with this book.RJ Palmer bends to no one, and pens her prose via her own style, weaving a modern day histronic, based on her own imagination For this, she deserves a mighty huge nod.I ve been reading paranormals forthan I care to admit, beginning with The Exorcist I thought that story was great.Howeve If you re looking for a scary, paranormal narrative, and one that entertains as well as makes you look over your shoulder in the dark, avoid fire and torture, you ve come to the right place with this book.RJ Palmer bends to no one, and pens her prose via her own style, weaving a modern day histronic, based on her own imagination For this, she deserves a mighty huge nod.I ve been reading paranormals forthan I care to admit, beginning with The Exorcist I thought that story was great.However, after reading, The Sins of the Father, RJ s prose took possession of my mind and swooped me into a completely different level regarding the paranormal and old evils with oh so strange histories, combined with the present day.Without giving away any spoiler alerts, the story begins with a young boy, abandoned to some nasty religious zealots in mid evil times, centuries ago The youngster is made topay a hefty penance with his very innocence, all because of a terrible injustice done to his older sister, and ultimately caused by The Sins of the Father.The boy has not known anything akin to kindness, excepting one priest, called Father JacobThe boy reveres the color purpleFast forward to the present day, when Reverend Aaron finds himself scathed into an incredible past and joined with an unspeakable bond with The Boy Reverend Aaron already has issues, and is questioning not only his faith, but his place within God s realm When Aaron is introdcuced to an autistic child in a pyschiatric facility, a child with no known origins or history , Aaron s life is changed forever.ForeverOh, and onething, and this is very important, people I m an author RJ Palmer s book, The Sins of the Father, took me away from my own work for several days I can think of no better praise than that, from one author to another An intriguing read and well worth your time.RJ Palmer has the gift of sharing worlds we know nothing aboutCrazy Cool and that s no joke

  8. Heather Faville says:

    Sins of the Father by RJ Palmer is an emotional thriller that gets your heart pumping and sets your mind to reeling The thought of someone harming an innocent child is completely beyond me and what the monks do almost daily to poor Bowen is abhorrent, but as the story unfolds you learn that, while Bowen is an innocent, there is somethinggoing on Over time we learn of Bowen s past and how he came to live at the monastery Forward to the present, Aaron who is a minister at the local church Sins of the Father by RJ Palmer is an emotional thriller that gets your heart pumping and sets your mind to reeling The thought of someone harming an innocent child is completely beyond me and what the monks do almost daily to poor Bowen is abhorrent, but as the story unfolds you learn that, while Bowen is an innocent, there is somethinggoing on Over time we learn of Bowen s past and how he came to live at the monastery Forward to the present, Aaron who is a minister at the local church begins having strange moments of being pulled into the past and being witness to the beating of a young boy When he returns to his present he wears the scars of having been beaten himself Later he is invited to meet a young autistic boy, upon this meeting the strange encounters Aaron had been experiencing becomeintense Suddenly, two worlds are colliding as the past, Bowen s story, and the present, Aaron story, merge into one and we begin to truly grasp what has happened to cause such chaos within their two worlds.Are there flaws within the telling of this story Yes However, the tale RJ Palmer tells and the characters of Sins of the Father are intriguing enough to allow this reader to look past the minor issues that were discovered The highly descriptive prose used by the author easily sets the teeth on edge and we are taken deep into a world of pure and utter evil

  9. OrchardBookClub says:

    My review of Sins of the Father by R J Palmer Laura I did find this book a little difficult to get into at first It left me wondering where the story was going It wasn t until the author introduced Lucien to the story did it start to unfold and then i couldn t put it down The story has some quite detailed accounts of the charactors lives and upbringings and some readers may find this a little unsettling to read but, as a whole, the author does write the story very well.

  10. Steven Drachman says:

    A genuinely sad and haunting supernatural novel about a curse from the deep past and its repercussions in the present day, Sins of the Father really did scare me The young boy at the center of the novel is a real person, and his story is very moving The book has atmosphere to spare, and its plot is well controlled It s my humble opinion that some of the passages are too wordy, but another reader might as well disagree In any event, recommended.