#BookReview- Brother’s Keeper by @JanSikes3 #FamilyDrama


Blurb via Amazon.com

Quentin Marks’ mother can only love one son, and from the day Rowdy was born, she makes Quentin, his little brother’s keeper. She demands that Quentin fix every problem for Rowdy and that he also protect him. The truth is, after a deadly snakebite, Quentin owes his very life to his little brother, a debt that will never be paid in full. Only now a man is dead, and once again, their mother calls on Quentin to make the problem go away and save Rowdy from prison. When is enough enough, and how much of his own life will Quentin Marks have to sacrifice?

Biography

Jan Sikes is an award-winning Texas author who has been called a wordsmith by her peers. She openly admits that she never set out in life to be an author. But she had a story to tell. Not just any story, but a true story that rivals any fiction creation. You simply can’t make this stuff up. It all happened. She chose to create fictitious characters to tell the story through, and they bring the intricately woven tale to life in an entertaining way. She released a series of music CDs to accompany the four biographical fiction books and then published a book of poetry and art to complete the story circle.

And now that the story is told, this author can’t find a way to put down the pen. She continues to write fiction and has published many short stories with a series of novels waiting in the wings. She is a member of the Authors Marketing Guild, The Writer’s League of Texas, Romance Writers of America, and the Paranormal Romance Guild.

Connect through Jan’s website: http://www.jansikes.com
Follow Jan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJanSikesBooks
Follow Jan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JanSikes3
Follow Jan’s Blog: http://www.jansikesblog.com

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My Review

When Quentin’s younger brother gets himself into trouble and faces jail time, he begs for help. Quentin does what he’s always done; clean up his brother’s messes, but this time it ends badly.

Sent to jail for eight long years, Quentin comes out a changed man. The life he’d built is gone, his business burnt to the ground. It’s time for a fresh start, but family obligations hang over his head… will Quentin ever get his chance at happiness?

Being the oldest in my family, I could sympathize with Quentin’s need to protect his brother, though I didn’t agree with his choices.

This is a well-written, enjoyable family drama with a slightly anti-climatic ending. The author did a good job developing a complex character- Quentin and Rowdy’s mother. Now, she has issues!

Spring has sprung!

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44 thoughts on “#BookReview- Brother’s Keeper by @JanSikes3 #FamilyDrama

  1. A great review for Jan’s book. I have this one on my TBR. Thanks for sharing, Jacquie 🙂

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    1. I’m happy to hear this is on your TBR, Harmony! I hope you enjoy it!

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    2. Great, Harmony! Jan will be happy to see this 🙂

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  2. A great review, on a very interesting book. Thank you, Jacquie! This story is bringing up to me remembrance on similar things. Just depending on this i have to read. Have a beautiful week! Michael

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    1. How wonderful to hear, Michael! I truly hope you enjoy it!

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      1. Hello Jan! Thank you for writing it. I am sure i will enjoy very much. Have a beautiful week! Michael

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    2. Well worth the read, Michael- enjoy!

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      1. Thank you for reviewing, Jacquie! Will enjoy! Have a beautiful week! Michael

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  3. A good review for Jan’s short story. I read this one some time ago, and found it bittersweet. And I totally agree about Quentin and Rowdy’s mother!

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    1. Thank you for chiming in, Mae! And yes, Quentin and Rowdy’s mother was a piece of work. 🙂

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    2. Jan could have written a whole book on her! lol

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  4. What a fantastic morning surprise, Jacquie! Thank you SO much for reading and reviewing “Brother’s Keeper!” I am honored!

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    1. This took me back to my early years. I have a brother two years younger and one that’s twelve years younger. I was-am-very protective of them 🙂

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  5. Nice review Jacquie. Jan knows how to balance emotions in her stories and her characters are realistic.

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    1. Poor Quentin; he definitely got the short stick in life.

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    2. Thank you for the kind words, Balroop. I appreciate you leaving a comment today!

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  6. D.L. Finn, Author March 29, 2021 — 10:01 am

    Great review, Jacquie 🙂 I enjoyed this one.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author March 29, 2021 — 11:36 am

        Yes, the story really made me care too.

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    1. Thank you, Denise! I appreciate your recommendation!

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  7. Fabulous review to share, Jacquie! Bravo to Jan! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Natalie!

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    2. Thank you, Natalie! Hope things are well with you ❤

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  8. I was going to start this one last night, Jacquie, but I couldn’t keep my eyes open. A great review! I’m sure I’ll get to it tonight. Congrats to Jan.

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    1. Lol, Diana. That happens to me too,. 🙂 It’s a short read and I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for leaving a comment.

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      1. Yes. I just finished it, so I’ll start something else with my toothpicks. 🙂

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        1. Lol, just watch out for splinters!

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  9. Great review of Jan’s book, Jacquie! I’m almost the oldest sister in the family. Well, my older sister is 10 years older, married, and left home, so I was taking care of my younger siblings. I’m sure I’ll enjoy Jan’s book. Thank you for sharing your review! 🙂

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    1. We older siblings have to take care of the younger ones! I’m sure you’ll enjoy the story, Miriam 🙂

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      1. I’m sure I will, Jacquie. I enjoyed Jan’s writing! 🙂

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    2. Thank you for stopping by, Miriam. I hope you enjoy the story whenever you read it!

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      1. You’re welcome, Jan. I’m sure I will!

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  10. Heart grabbing! Great review!

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    1. Thank you, AmericaOnCoffee!

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  11. Jan writes really good short stories.

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    1. I’ve read a couple now and enjoyed them. Thanks for stopping by, Jacqui!

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    2. Thank you for the kind words, Jacqui!

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  12. Excellent review, Jacquie! Congratulations, Jan! I’ve got this one on the Kindle, and slowly working my way to it. 🙂

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    1. Wonderful to hear, Mark. I hope you enjoy it whenever you read it!

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    2. I know what you mean. It takes me the best part of a week to read a book anymore.

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