Another Novel that “Tells It Like It Is”

This past Sunday I shared about an exciting new novel–so new it won’t be released until September. I described it as a novel that “Tells it like it is,” a familiar expression from the 1960s. Today I’m talking about another novel–again not due out for a while–that can be described the same way. Like The Breeding Tree, Voice in the Wilderness doesn’t pull any punches.

Here’s what I wrote in my endorsement:

Voice in the Wilderness isn’t a typical political thriller with some romance thrown in. It’s an all-too-realistic look at contemporary America and where we may be heading if we don’t wake up and do something about it before it’s too late. We have a self-centered liberal president who has ignored his oath of office time after time by showing his contempt for the Constitution. A president who piles executive orders upon executive orders to bypass the authority of Congress. And one who believes he’s smarter than the citizens of the United States.

I won’t go so far as to accuse Mr. Obama of planning to create a national disaster that would—in his mind, anyhow—justify using martial law to control the nation and remain in power forever. But this book—fiction though it be—is a reminder that when the citizens of the United States fail to vote republic-loving people into office, anything is possible.

I’ve read a number of good novels recently, but none that had the page-turner qualities Voice in the Wilderness has. The romantic elements helped to give the story balance.

As I look back at what I’ve written about Voice in the Wilderness, I’m thankful that my First Amendment rights still allow me to voice my opinion freely and openly. If this story should come to pass, openness like mine would soon brand me as a terrorist.

“Give me liberty or give me death.” And may Voice in the Wilderness not simply entertain its readers, but make them more conscious of what’s going on—and what could happen in the near future.

If you get your news only from the liberal news sources, what I’ve said about Mr. Obama probably sounds like the worst of libel. But if you connect with Fox News or similar more conservative news sources, you’ve heard the other side of the story and understand where I’m coming from.

What perfect timing that Voice in the Wilderness is coming out ahead of the next presidential election, even while candidates are jockeying for position in what will undoubtedly be the most important election in decades. Possibly ever.

ARCS (Advance Review Copies) of H. L. Hegley’s Voice in the Wilderness are available. Although certain to contain minor mistakes, they don’t get in the way of the story. Go HERE to check them out.

I pray that Voice in the Wilderness will make a number of readers start looking at what’s going on in America and  take stock of what’s at stake and determined to make their votes count–no matter which side they’re on.

This is a controversial subject. I don’t expect everyone who reads this post to agree with me. But if it makes you think, I’m satisfied. Please leave a comment if you’re inclined to, but keep it respectful. Thank you.


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