About the Author, Brit Lunden:
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.
About the Book, ‘The Knowing’:
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.
Review of ‘The Knowing’, by Brit Lunden
An anthology usually means that some of the stories will vibe more with the readers than others, and that readers will not vibe with the same stories. When it comes to The Knowing, it will give off different vibes also if it is read with the expectation that it will achieve the same level of creepiness and thrill of Bulwark.
Alone, this is a lovely book. It’s a simple love story, short and sweet, a story line that has been done before but worth reading again because love is always worth it. The thing though is that, straight off the heels of the creepy, Stranger Things-vibing ‘Bulwark’, the lack of creepiness in this one came as a disappointment. It also featured some typos, but the writing was tighter than in Bulwark.
I am looking forward to the third book of this anthology that was sent to me, The Devil and Dayna Dalton. I’m also intrigued by the books written by the other seven authors contributing to this series. And I think that, despite my disappointment, this is the strongest endorsement of the anthology as a whole. Until the next review, you can connect with the author through her website and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.