Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Land of Look Behind by Aaron Blaylock

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The Land of Look Behind by Aaron Blaylock
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received from Cedar Fort to Review
Genre: Adventure

Book Description: When Gideon discovers a mysterious drawing tucked in an old journal he returns to his mission area in Jamaica with dreams of finding a legendary treasure. Some would kill to keep the treasure secret. This thrilling adventure takes you deep into Jamaica’s treacherous cockpit country and back in time for a spine-tingling mystery you won’t be able to put down.

My thoughts: I loved that this book alternated between the present time and 300 years ago. The story is told from two different voices. Lieutenant Jarvis lived during the period where the British were freeing Jamaica from the Spanish. He kept a journal that falls into the hands of Gideon. Gideon served an LDS mission to Jamaica and recognizes a symbol found in the journal. This begins a yearning to know the importance of the symbol.

One of my favorite things about reading a book is when I can vicariously visit a place I have never been. Aaron Blaylock took me into the jungles of Jamaica, both in the past and present. He introduced me to the culture and people.

The book is full of adventure and treasure seeking. The book contains some violence.

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About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads)  Born and raised in Arizona, Aaron is proud to call the desert home. He came of age in the suburbs of Sacramento, California and as a missionary in Jamaica, where he fell in love with the people and their culture, but he has always been drawn back to the valley of the sun.

He married his childhood crush, and the girl of his dreams, in 2001. Together they are raising four beautiful and rambunctious children. He worked as a freelance sports reporter for The Arizona Republic for nearly ten years, combining his love of writing and sports. In his storytelling he draws heavily on his love of history, adventure, his faith, and his own life experiences.

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