A young football player fights for survival after being paralyzed in a high school game in Cleveland. His father, a miner in Minnesota, desperately tries to get back to his son. After the father’s truck breaks down, he is befriended by a young sailor who offers to stow him away on the iron boat on which he works, also headed for Cleveland. But the weather on Lake Superior in November is fraught with danger. Can the young sailor get his new friend to his son before it is too late, or will the Witch of November exact the ultimate price? (Summary via Amazon)
If you don’t believe in miracles…..you will by the time you finish reading The Witch of November by Rick Collins. This story will not only have you believing but your emotions will be all over the place !!
The Witch of November is about a family and what a parent will do for their child.
Joe Willis works for the Minnesota Iron Range most of the year while his wife Betsy and son Charlie live in Cleveland. One day Joe gets a call from Betsy that Charlie was hurt while playing football and it doesn’t look good. Charlie heads for home but unfortunately he runs into a lot of problems. Luckily a stranger takes pity on Joe and offers to help. The stranger turns out to be a worker on a iron boat and can stow him away on the boat and get him to Cleveland.
The stranger Bruce stows Joe in a storage closet and only him and the cook, Robert, know that he is there until the boat, The Edmund Fitzgerald, hits a big storm and Joe goes out to help……
While Joe does whatever he can to stay alive and get to his son at the hospital, the doctors and nurses are doing everything they can to stabilize Charlie.
Readers will thoroughly enjoy reading The Witch of November and you will feel like you are right there in the middle of all the action. You might suffer injuries from turning the pages so quickly. Once you open up The Witch of November, you will not be able to stop reading until you get to the end to see if Joes makes it to Charlie’s bedside.
I really enjoyed reading this story and love how Collins switches from what is going on with Joe and then to what is going on with Betsy and Charlie so that you are aware of everything going on. I’m confident that you will love this book as much as I did. I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting.
Review by Missi M.