JOURNEYS FROM A BOY TO A MAN
LINDA L. LATTIMER
Whiskey Creek Press
Rating: 4 Cups
Robert Mike Fairmont, born into the world of a coal-miner’s life would experience much
in a short time. He enjoyed his brothers and endured the taunts of many a school
children’s teasing. When his mother died unexpectedly after he turned ten years old,
little did he know, his life would take an unpredictable turn. His journeys would take him
far and wide.
Bonnie Wilcox, the daughter of Mike’s first sergeant in the army, fell in love the first time
she saw him. In the coming months they would get to know each other and after much
pleading on Bonnie’s part , they were married. Being an army brat had not prepared her
for the role of army wife but she adapted quickly.
Bonnie and Mike would weather the storms of life during the Vietnam era and would go
on to raise three daughters. Mike would often look back over his life and give thanks for
the journey thus far. And as always there would be his wife right by his side.
Ms. Linda L. Lattimer has written a great journal of the life of a man from birth to death. It
is a glimpse into the ups and downs of life experienced by ordinary people doing the
best they can, one day at a time. Ms. Lattimer’s words evoke a time not too long past,
where love of country meant every thing and family was foremost in most men’s minds.
The first paragraph snagged me and sent me back in time and would not let me go until
the last page. I enjoyed the journey.
Katherine L. Hunt
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance