Hey, it’s that time again, readers — summer! And that means just one thing, finding a pretty good book to read. Well, if you’re an adult who enjoys reading about gritty people trying to get their lives on track, this book, Potential: A Novel is for you. It is on sale at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave, Reno, NV. You can also but it on Amazon in both paperback and digital formats. Beginning June 2 until June 10, you can pick up the digital version for just 99 cents on Amazon.
It’s the story of Jimmy Raynot, a guy who has never lived up to his potential but will get what looks like his last chance to after he interrupts a mugging in Reno.
Jimmy, whose marriage is floundering as much as his job prospects will find an envelope of money that has also attracted the interest of an ex-con with anger issues.
The money itself belongs to the victim of the mugging, the Rev. Monty Merton III, a new pastor and resident of The Biggest Little City. He’s from a wealthy family and is struggling with whether his calling is in fact the best use of his potential.
But this story doesn’t just dive into Monty and Jimmy’s issues, but the mugger’s as well. Walter Samms is the kinda kid who people don’t think has any potential. And he lives up to that when in his first mugging was of a new pastor to a church and it got broken up by an out of shape man with little prospects.
But Walter has hopes and dreams of his own and this bad business of the mugging has him trying to put himself back on a path that his girlfriend and their unborn child can be proud of.
So if you’re looking for a “gritty story with heart,” then this is the book for you. It’s also one of the few books out there that’s not about cops, lawyers, writers, spies or doctors.