Moms love it. Dads love it more. - "WOW! What a book! I read about 10 books a month and this one was by far one of the best I have read. I laughed, I cried and even got mad. This is a great read."
The two award-winning narrators couldn’t get through it without breaking down. “I was sobbing and ugly crying by the end. It was an incredibly beautiful story,” - Joe Hempel (Winner of 2018 Listeners Choice Award). “I had to stop and walk away. I couldn’t finish ONE page.”
Featured by Savannah Morning News, Live 5 WCSC Charleston, and many others, this #1 Amazon Best Seller delivers a NEW & DIFFERENT book for the OPEN and CURIOUS mind. Loved by those who enjoy Mark Twain, Erma Bombeck, and Bill Bryson.
FROM THE AUTHOR: Readers often ask, "Why did you write this book?" First, I wanted to contribute something very different to literature, combining wit and depth as part of a powerful story. I chose to intertwine short stories in a way that converges at the end as part of a single story. I know of no books that have done this (and I get both criticism and praise for trying this approach). For sure, the book is like no others. Second, I wrote it at a time when my family was experiencing tragedy. We were also adjusting from military life and trying to raise three young children. In short, it was chaos. It took that experience for me to realize just how many parents live, at times, in total chaos. I was not alone. Humor (sometimes the only medicine) helped us get through our trials—that and treating others with respect and kindness, which is almost always returned. Anyway, that's the short version. I hope you take a chance on this new and different type of story. Best, Jeff
THE STORY: It's a tale about the power of hope and the importance of knowing what matters most. But that’s not all. There are dark forces about the marsh. Melvin Scott (a family man) and others can feel their presence. Scott doesn’t realize he’s on a collision course with a long dormant fear. After an unexpected encounter with a bully from his childhood, Scott senses that he must once again face that enemy from his past. But this time, they’re not children anymore.
Connect Savannah News & Opinion: "The magic of the marsh is on full display in Forever Across the Marsh."
Lawanda Green on March 31, 2021: "Happy" - "This book has made me laugh and cry. I have had breast cancer, and now I have a spot on my ribs and lung. I needed the laughs. So thank you."
"WOW, What a book! I read about 10 books a month and this one was by far one of
the best I have read. I laughed, I cried and even got mad. This is a great read.”
"I read at least 3 books a week, but once in a while one stands way above the rest. There is not just one thing that makes it so unputdownable, but grabs you from the beginning and holds you to the last page. It like going back to the excitement of childhood, it's like a family get together. It has action, adventure, mystery, love and faith all put together in a story that will stay with you. I loved it and am eagerly looking forward to another book from this author."
"This book had me laughing out loud but it also had me sobbing. I've been a reader all my life and I'm 72 now. This book I would rate a 10. Also I've cried over just a handful in all these years. Mel reminded me of people who have come and gone in my life. I hope this author decides to write another book."
"I received this book as a Christmas gift and I finished it before New Year's Eve! I loved the story line and the way the characters were woven together throughout the book. Such a good read - I've already recommended it to several friends!"
"I loved this book. I haven't laughed that much in years and I read this until 5:00 in the morning for I just couldn't stop reading and I am a 87 year OLD woman."
"My bookclub this past Friday had a discussion about the journey this book took us on!! As we talked we realized we all had come to the same conclusion. The events-the funny and the sad-all were placed by the author as he led you to the meaning of his book... it is all about hope. I recommend this book as a very special read. Hope continues always..."
"Very few realize Georgia has over one hundred miles of coastline, fourteen barrier islands, and thousands of miles of tidal shoreline. Jeff Pearson's book invites readers to appreciate the beauty of the water while recognizing the many dangers that seemingly await its visitors . . . I found myself captivated to the storyline and could not put the book down. I would give it more than five stars if possible!"
"What a delightful pleasure to come across this great new storyteller with his authentic voice, at once warm, engaging, witty, filled with surprises at every turn and the capacity to hold one's interest. He stares the darkness straight in the face and somehow manages to find the light within . . . Pearson is reminiscent of great Southern writing; let's hope he keeps writing. His voice is real."
"Absolutely wonderful book, I was hooked from the beginning. The characters are superbly written making you feel a real connection to them. I can see myself re-reading this book again and again."