“The Reach of the Banyan Tree” was published in July of 2014. I’m proud of this novel, because whether anyone else liked it or not, it was my great Vietnamese novel that I always wanted to write. You see, I lived there for ten years, and I learned to love the culture and history of this amazing country. So I set out to write a three-generational tale about one American family which had been forever altered by their encounters in Vietnam. 1945. 1967. 2014. I wrote it, and I’m happy with it. And luckily, so are the reviewers. It’s garnered a 4.8 on 26 reviews on Amazon. I never thought I would offer it for free on Kindle, but when Book Bub agreed, and the prospect of getting this great story into the hands of 10,000+ readers came calling, I couldn’t turn it down. So here it is:
It’s free on Kindle. Please get yourself a copy and help me get the word out. I can’t see me ever offering this again for free in the future, so this is the time.
And if you do download it, I’d greatly appreciate a review.
Thanks for all your support.
“The Reach of the Banyan Tree”
Chip Carson intended to marry a young Vietnamese woman until a tragic accident lands him in prison, forever altering the outlook of their relationship. As he struggles to cope with his strained love, a mysterious stranger appears bearing a journal about Chip’s grandfather who parachuted into French Indochina at the end of World War II. As the words in the journal reveal a life that Chip never knew, he begins to understand the depth of love and sacrifice needed in order to have a second chance at love.
Part historical fiction, part contemporary love story, The Reach of the Banyan Tree is an adventure spanning two eras. It explores the effects of war, love, culture, and family obligation in twentieth century Vietnam through the eyes of three generations of American men, who each lost their soul in the tangled reaches of the banyan tree.