Michael Neale‘s debut novel, The River, is an inspiring story of a man who must reconnect with his past by confronting The River responsible for his deep sorrow. Gabriel Clarke was practically born on the Whitefire River, raised by his father and grandfather who were whitewater guides in the Colorado Rockies. But when his father dies in a kayaking accident, five-year-old Gabriel moves in with his mother, withdrawing from his sad reality. Years later a job with a rafting company brings him back to his origins and Gabriel is faced with a choice: will he choose to move on from his anger and pain or continue in his path of bitterness?
If you’re looking for an inspirational novel to prepare you for this fall season, Michael Neale’s The River will certainly lift your spirits. And though this is the author’s first novel, it’s not his first success in writing. Micheal Neale is a Dove Award-Winning songwriter, whose songs have been recorded by artists like Natalie Grant, Michael W. Smith and Rebecca St. James.
Read our review at BookPage.com and check out the book trailer from Thomas Nelson:
Will you read The River? What do you think about Michael Neale’s move from songwriter to book author?