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Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

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Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

Post Number:#1 by NadineTimes10
» 08 Jul 2017, 05:12

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "No Pit So Deep" by James N. Miller.]

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3 out of 4 stars
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Cody Musket is a star athlete with fans all over the United States, but he’s more than a baseball player. He’s a former Medal of Honor winner with haunting secrets from his past military career. Brandi Barnes is a journalist whose editorials on human trafficking have put her in danger. After an attack on her life brings Cody into her path, love may become their greatest weapon to combat the darkness in No Pit So Deep: The Cody Musket Story, a novel by author James Nathaniel Miller II.

This first book in the Cody Musket series has a multicultural cast of characters and a blend of contrasting elements that work well together. There are thrilling moments of action along with stirring moments of human connection. The author touches on a range of critical issues in the US, including the modern slave trade, racism, and veterans dealing with post traumatic stress disorder. The book addresses dark subjects head-on, yet there’s plenty of humor and a strong thread of faith woven through the story, balancing the tone.

Cody and Brandi keep the dialogue interesting, not always taking the most obvious route. The novel’s material can get rather gritty, particularly where war violence is concerned, but the grittiness isn’t gratuitous. It effectively serves its purpose, bringing the depth of Cody’s trauma to life. It also strengthens the overall theme from the title—a title that a number of readers of faith may recognize.

The romantic chemistry between the hero and heroine is relational, not merely physical. However, these two characters have longstanding, deep-seated issues, and neither one seems like they would form relationships suddenly. Hence, the development of their emotions toward each other feels rushed. Brandi’s serious problem with men is mentioned several times, so it seems there’d be more doubt or hesitancy in her behavior and her thoughts about Cody, particularly in their first days together. Within hours of their initial encounter, Cody and Brandi have both declared a desire to be friends, and they begin to interact as people who already believe in each other.

The third-person narration doesn’t have a lot of rampant “head-hopping.” However, the point of view does switch between characters rather abruptly in places. In some moments, it becomes unclear from whose point of view a scene or a reflection is unfolding. Also, a couple of events in the novel are so blatantly coincidental that they feel out of place. Moreover, the way the development switches gears toward the end of the novel doesn’t quite fit. New characters and new background stories are introduced so late in the book, it feels as if the novel isn’t sure exactly where or how to wrap things up.

Nevertheless, even with its weaknesses, this is an entertaining story with depth, an engaging style, and an inspirational message. Therefore, I give No Pit So Deep a rating of 3 out of 4 stars. I’d recommend it to fans of Christian thrillers and romantic suspense, especially those with an interest in military and social issues.

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Re: Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

Post Number:#2 by kandscreeley
» 22 Jul 2017, 07:16

Great review. This might be something I'm interested in. I'll have to look into it. Thanks.
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Re: Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

Post Number:#3 by NadineTimes10
» 22 Jul 2017, 12:56

kandscreeley wrote:Great review. This might be something I'm interested in. I'll have to look into it. Thanks.

You're welcome! If you do, I hope you enjoy it. :)
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Re: Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

Post Number:#4 by Nano94
» 23 Jul 2017, 11:01

nice book
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Post Number:#5 by LadyClaire
» 24 Jul 2017, 18:24

I like your review so much that I want to check this one out. Thanks for the review, NadineTimes10.
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Re: Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

Post Number:#6 by NadineTimes10
» 24 Jul 2017, 18:51

LadyClaire wrote:I like your review so much that I want to check this one out. Thanks for the review, NadineTimes10.

You're quite welcome, LadyClaire!
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Re: Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

Post Number:#7 by bookiegalke
» 27 Jul 2017, 02:38

At face value this book's cover had me thinking that it would purely be a story about a base ball player going the extra mile to be the best base ball player but form this review, my perception is wrong. For that I reason i am considering reading it if only to satisfy my curiosity

-- 27 Jul 2017, 02:39 --

At face value this book's cover had me thinking that it would purely be a story about a base ball player going the extra mile to be the best base ball player but form this review, my perception is wrong. For that I reason i am considering reading it if only to satisfy my curiosity

-- 27 Jul 2017, 02:40 --

At face value this book's cover had me thinking that it would purely be a story about a base ball player going the extra mile to be the best base ball player but form this review, my perception is wrong. For that I reason i am considering reading it if only to satisfy my curiosity
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Re: Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

Post Number:#8 by The Researcher
» 27 Jul 2017, 04:28

Very nice review! The book sure has an interesting plot. It is sad the wrapping of the climax is not so well thought.
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Re: Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

Post Number:#9 by NadineTimes10
» 27 Jul 2017, 12:42

bookiegalke wrote:At face value this book's cover had me thinking that it would purely be a story about a base ball player going the extra mile to be the best base ball player but form this review, my perception is wrong. For that I reason i am considering reading it if only to satisfy my curiosity

I've done that before--read a book because I was curious. I may oftentimes be more curious than most, though, as I have a habit of not always reading book descriptions first, so I don't know what the books are about before I plunge in! :D

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The Researcher wrote:Very nice review! The book sure has an interesting plot. It is sad the wrapping of the climax is not so well thought.

Thanks! I've a suspicion that the awkwardness near the end could be on account of the book setting up for its sequel. Still, even when a book may leave some questions or give some hints about a sequel, I like it when the first book wraps up in a way that matches the first book, instead of the ending feeling like a setup for something else. Again, that's only a suspicion of mine--I don't know if that's what the ending of this book is meant to be or not. :)
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Post Number:#10 by Juliet Esther
» 29 Jul 2017, 15:35

I would love to read this book despite its errors and shortcomings, the review is great. A touch of romance and action is enough for me plus the fact that it touches on some critical issies
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Re: Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

Post Number:#11 by NadineTimes10
» 29 Jul 2017, 15:45

Juliet Esther wrote:I would love to read this book despite its errors and shortcomings, the review is great. A touch of romance and action is enough for me plus the fact that it touches on some critical issies

Yes! And this may be the first thriller I've read with such a prominent romantic thread, particularly from a male author. :)
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Post Number:#12 by wahome julius
» 02 Aug 2017, 03:46

i would like to read this book it has a great synopsis this increasing once curiosity to know most. at first it's creating a mental picture that it would be based on the baseball article on it's face value. Due to the different events in it i would consider reading it all for my curiosity satisfaction too.
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Re: Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

Post Number:#13 by bookowlie
» 03 Aug 2017, 08:52

Another excellent, insightful review! The book doesn't seem like my cup of tea. Still, I am glad you enjoyed it despite the issues you mentioned.
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Re: Official Review: No Pit So Deep by James N. Miller

Post Number:#14 by NadineTimes10
» 03 Aug 2017, 13:16

bookowlie wrote:Another excellent, insightful review! The book doesn't seem like my cup of tea. Still, I am glad you enjoyed it despite the issues you mentioned.

Thank you, Owlie! And, yes, this book was kind-of a different cup of tea for me, too. :D It didn't exactly get me raring to read the sequel, personally, but, yes, I'm glad I can say I enjoyed it. :)
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Post Number:#15 by Kelebogile Mbangi
» 06 Aug 2017, 10:48

I like that the book addresses serious issues without becoming sombre, its important to have good books that deal with important issues, it makes it easier if the book is entertaining as well. Thank you for this review. :)
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