I thought The Knowing was a lovely romance with just a hint of paranormal. I enjoyed the main character JB, and his love for Ellie was sweet and special.
How I Felt:
I listened to the audiobook of The Knowing. My review includes my thoughts on the book overall, as well as the experience of listening through audio.
The story surprised me a bit, as I had listened to the book Bulwark, a very paranormal story, and was expecting a lot of spooky happenings in this story. The Knowing though is more of a sweet, lovely romance that lasts the ages, and has a bit of a paranormal twist.
The Knowing is set in Bulwark a town filled with spooky, mysterious events. JB Stratton grew up in Bulwark, and expects to live out his days on his family’s farm. But then, Ellie walks into his life. New to town, Ellie and JB meet and experience the knowing.
“It’s that feeling when you gonna meet your someone special.“
JB struggles with his love for Ellie. He is plagued by his doubt of himself. He feels he is not worthy of Ellie, but when he is ready to commit, everything falls apart. Ellie disappears and JB is left with wisps of moments where he feels she is there but is unable to catch her. Will their love be enough to reconnect them?
The main character, JB was such a delight for this story. We meet him in Bulwark as the grumpy curmudgeon who is widowed, so it was wonderful to meet his younger self and understand his backstory. I really enjoyed his transition as we move through his life.
The narrator is Dan McGowan, the same narrator of Bulwark, and I again enjoyed his performance. He does a nice job with both male and female characters, and I liked the emphasis he uses as he expresses the story through his narration. I enjoyed the audio version and would recommend it for readers that enjoy the audio format of a book. The listening time was fairly short at 1 hour and 40 minutes, so it’s a quick, easy book to enjoy.
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend The Knowing to readers that enjoy romance stories with a bit of paranormal themes. This is the first book in the Bulwark Anthology Series, however, there is a prequel to the series, titled Bulwark. I feel that The Knowing can be read as a stand-alone story, however, Bulwark was a fun book, and if you enjoy The Knowing, you should check out my review of Bulwark by Brit Lunden too.
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Bulwark- a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world.
Bulwark, Georgia, isolated, hidden. Who knows what strange things can happen when the rest of the world can’t see you?
JB Stratton is alone in the world, and all he has left are the memories of his beloved Ellie. Dirt poor JB and wealthy Ellie feel an instant connection that is as intense and primal as the blood red earth of their home. Unseen roots connect them, pulling them into an impossible relationship.
Will the memories of past lives help or hinder the path of their love?
Based on the original novella Bulwark by Brit Lunden, The Knowing continues the story of a town isolated from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible, and logic is determined by reality.
Just the Facts:
The Knowing by Brit Lunden
Series: Bulwark Anthology Series, Book 1
Page Count: 104 pages
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc
Pub Date: March 13, 2019
Brit Lunden is a prolific author who’s written over 50 books in assorted genres under different pen names.
Bulwark was her first effort in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow authors as the basis for a new series, A Bulwark Anthology. Using her characters, they are creating new denizens in spin-off stories to this bizarre town.
Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a house full of helpful ghosts.
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.