Thursday, March 7, 2013

Review # 281: Molly O'Grady's Home Run by Stephen R. Champi

Description: (book jacket)
A Very Different Baseball Hero! 
      As the crucial seventh game of the World Series approaches, emotions are running high for both the New York Bombers and the New York Stars. John O’Grady, the legendary manager of the Bombers, has his hopes pinned on winning the World Series. His loyal and loving wife, Molly, secretly wishes for a different outcome, dreaming of a peaceful retirement to Florida. Unexpectedly, O’Grady has a vision of a different kind of sports legacy … but will it affect the outcome of the game? Find out in this unique and delightful baseball story for all ages.


     Molly O'Grady's Home Run is a short story in the sports fiction genre - and I mean short! I was surprised to receive a twelve page pamphlet of a book, and even more surprised by the price-tag - $8.95???  The story would be great in a fictional sports anthology, but alone it is more of a foul ball. The tale of the O'Grady's was lighthearted and humorous, but unlike what the description promised, I doubted that it would be interesting for "all ages", especially to children. I also noted several grammatical mistakes and patches of strange/ unrealistic dialogue. Overall, I was not impressed with the story as a standalone volume.

Rating: Toe Tag (1/5)

*** I received this book from the author (Bostick Communications) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

About the Author:

     Stephen R. Champi, a native of New Jersey, retired in 2005 from a law career that spanned over five decades. He is a former founder and managing partner of a mid-size law firm, and he also has served as a county prosecutor and judge. He now enjoys reading, writing, limited traveling and expanding his knowledge, understanding and appreciation for a dynamic and changing society in the new global world of the 21st century.

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