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Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite
Bolivar Heights: When Failure Is Not Final is a unique contemporary romance by Leighton Kramer. The book brings us inside the tumultuous life of a pastor with all its ups and downs. Clay Keane lost his mother at a young age. As a boy, he experienced a spiritual awakening and becomes a gifted preacher and the founding pastor of a South Pennsylvanian country church. Married, with one son, the story chronicles his spiritual life as he goes through a ministerial and emotional collapse. Clay finds himself amidst a scandal and left his family and parishioners in hopes of finding himself. It is an enlightening read, narrated with anecdotes taken from the scriptures, and includes biblical personalities and evangelists.
Leighton Kramer’s Bolivar Heights is an intriguing love story. It’s like taking a glimpse into a pastor's soul as he goes through a spiritual journey, and as Clay Keane goes through his darkest days, one can almost feel the turmoil that he is going through. Beautifully written with vivid images, it reminds us that life is about something greater than all of us. As a minister and a graduate with a Bachelor's in Religious Education, Kramer is highly credible. Some may find the narrative complicated because the story has many layers and is written in parallel to biblical truths but it feels refined. It was when I turned the last page that I truly appreciated its message. Ultimately, Bolivar Heights is an inspiring story of redemption.