Beloved writer Sean Dietrich—also known as Sean of the South—will warm your heart with this rich and nostalgic tale of a small-town sheriff, a mysterious little girl, and a good-hearted community pulling together to help her.
Folks in Moab live for ice cream socials, baseball, and the local paper’s weekly gossip column. Sheriff Winston Browne has watched over Moab with a generous eye for a decade, and by now he’s used to handling the daily dramas that keep life interesting for Moab’s quirky residents.
But just after Winston receives some terrible, life-altering news, a seemingly mute runaway with no clear origin arrives in Moab. The residents do what they believe is right and take her in—until two suspicious strangers arrive and begin looking for her. Suddenly Winston has a child in desperate need of protection—as well as a secret of his own to keep.
With the help of Moab’s goodhearted townsfolk, the humble and well-meaning Winston Browne still has some heroic things to do. He finds romance, family, and love in unexpected places. He stumbles upon adventure, searches his soul, and grapples with the past. In doing so, he just might discover what a life well-lived truly looks like.
Sometimes ordinary people do the most extraordinary things of all.
Praise for The Incredible Winston Browne:
“Sean Dietrich has written a home run of a novel with The Incredible Winston Browne. Every bit as wonderful as its title implies, it’s the story of Browne—a principled, baseball-loving sheriff—a precocious little girl in need of help, and the community that rallies around them. This warm, witty, tender novel celebrates the power of friendship and family to transform our lives. It left me nostalgic and hopeful, missing my grandfathers, and eager for baseball season to start again. I loved it.” —Ariel Lawhon, New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia
“Make no mistake. [The Incredible Winston Browne] is a classic story, told by an expert storyteller.” —Shawn Smucker, author of Light from Distant Stars
Stand-alone historical novel set in the 1950sIncludes discussion questions for book clubsAlso from Sean Dietrich: Stars of Alabama
Dietrich (Stars of Alabama) lovingly depicts 1950s small-town life in this excellent outing. Winston Browne is long-serving sheriff overseeing rural Moab, Fla., and a veteran of WWII whose fianc e married another man while he was off at war. Upon returning home, Winston threw himself into his job, but after he receives a terminal cancer diagnosis, he starts to reprioritize. When runaway child Jessie finds her way to Moab, Winston tries to build a relationship with the girl to find out who she is and where she came from. The answers seems to be tied to a religious cult, and as Winston investigates, his newfound energy and perspective on life inspires him to open up to a chance at love, allows him to make peace with his past, and leads to justice for the dangerous cult set on harming Jessie. Dietrich meshes mystery and romance beautifully in this moral tale about one man set on using what is left of his life to enrich the lives of others. Dietrich's fans will love this rip-roaring, dramatic inspirational. \n
From start to finish, I could not put this book down! I laughed, and cried and felt like I became part of Moab, FL. I was so sad when I finished the book! Loved every word!
The best book I have read in quite a while! Sean Dietrich really knows the Coastal South and small communities.